Radiological Technology (BPRA800)

radiological technology bridging program

Program at a glance:

Program Length

Radiological Technology (BPRA800)

Delivery Method

Hybrid *Due to COVID-19 precautions, the Bridging program has moved to a hybrid model that includes online theory classes and hands-on Laboratory sessions.

Start Date

January 16, 2021

Tuition

$5,000 + $250 (laboratory fees)

Application Deadline

October 16, 2020

Program Code

BPRA800

Program Information

This course has been specifically designed to help prepare internationally educated medical radiological (x-ray) technologists for the national certification examination.  In this intensive, fifteen (15) week course, you will review core theory components and obtain thorough preparation to write the CAMRT certification exam. This course integrates practical and didactic learning and consists of 11 modules.

Explore the Radiological Technology Bridging Program:

Questions about the Radiological Technology Bridging Program at Michener? Please contact bridging@michener.ca

Program Schedule

This program runs on select weekday evenings and all day on specified weekends. There are a total of 144 course hours.

Sample Fifteen (15) week schedule .
Please Note: This schedule is subject to change.

Due to COVID-19 precautions, the Bridging program has moved to a hybrid model that includes online theory classes and hands-on Laboratory sessions.

 

Program Fee

The Total fee for the program is $5,250.00 (Includes; costs for tuition, some class notes and $250.00 for laboratory supplies). Please note total fees for the program are subject to change.

Eligible students who are approved for OBPAP funding may receive between 70-100 percent (%) of the total cost of the tuition. See ‘Bursary Funding’ section below for more information.

Please note: $250.00 fees for laboratory supplies is not covered by the OBPAP Bursary. Course fees are subject to change. View the Bridging Program Withdrawal Refund Policy & Procedure

Application Deadlines

Winter – January Intake

Applications Open: July 1

Application deadline: October 16 (may continue to accept applications until the program is full) Contact bridging@michener.ca for more information.

Course Start: January 2021

Admission Requirements

Applicants must submit proof of:

  1. A copy of the letter Assessment  (Decisions, Order and Reasons of the Registration Committee’) from the College of Medical Radiation & Imaging Technologists of Ontario (CMRITO) which states that you are eligible to take the CAMRT licensing exam.
  2. Meeting the English Language requirements if English is a second language: Applicants must pass the Michener English Language Assessment (MELA*) with a minimum score of eight (8) in all four (4) components (Listening, Speaking, Writing and Reading) OR IELTS (Academic Type) with an overall score of 6.5 with all components (bands) of the test being at a 6 or above OR TOEFL with a minimum score of 100 on the Internet Based Test (iBT) with a minimum score of 22 on the Writing Section. English Language Assessments must be completed within the last two years.

Please note: The MELA is the preferred English Language Assessment as it is designed for healthcare professionals.

  1. Canadian Citizenship, Permanent Residency or Refugee status (International applicants may be accepted, space permitting).

Post Admission Requirements

Accepted/Enrolled students must also submit the Health immunization requirements prior to the start of the program: Bridging Entry Immunization Requirement Form .

Other Documents

Applicants who intend to apply for the Ontario Bridging Participant Assistance Program (OBPAP) must also submit an OBPAP Bursary Application Form by the application deadline. See ‘Bursary Funding’ for more information

How Do I Apply?

Prior to submitting an application, please review to the ‘Admission Requirements’ section.

Access the application form and instructions.

Bursary Funding

To apply for the Ontario Bridging Participant Assistance Program (OBPAP) bursary submit the OBPAP Bursary Application Form and all supporting documents by email to the regoffice@michener.ca or by mail by January 15 (Winter Intake) to:

Registrar’s Office – Bridging Program
The Michener Institute of Education at UHN
222. St. Patrick Street
Toronto, ON M5T 1V4

Note: This funding is not confirmed for 2020/2021 at this time.

See OBPAP FAQ’s for more information.

For more information, visit the Ontario Bridge Training Bursary page.

External Financial Assistance

The following alternative funding sources are external to Michener and not administered by The Michener Institute. Please review the repayment terms of any funding source very carefully. Eligibility criteria varies by funding source.

Windmill Microlending

Windmill Microlending is a registered Canadian charity that offers up to $15,000 in low-interest microloans to help skilled immigrants and refugees achieve professional success in Canada. Windmill offers a newcomer-friendly repayment terms to help you pay your course fees, your exam fees, and other costs you might incur on your pathway to becoming a health sciences practitioner in Canada.

Windmill’s eligible expenses include:

  • tuition fees
  • exam fees
  • text books
  • lab supplies and lab fees
  • computers or laptops
  • travel and accommodation expenses to sit exams
  • living expenses during your course of study at Michener

Achēv

Funded by the Government of Canada, Achēv’s Foreign Credential Recognition Loans (FCR Loans) program provides financial loans and career counselling to internationally trained individuals who are looking to return to their chosen profession. Receive free ongoing one-on-one financial counselling and job search assistance.

Loan program features:

  • Available in Peel Region, Halton Region, Hamilton and Toronto
  • Educational loans for up to $15,000
  • Low-interest rates (prime + 2%)
  • Loan repayment terms from 1-4 years

Career counselling features:

  • Developing a career action plan
  • Completing the application process for credential evaluation
  • Developing your resume, cover letter and interview skills
  • Finding employment opportunities

Post Application & Registration

  1. Any outstanding supporting documents NOT submitted with the online application, can be sent by email directly to: regoffice@michener.ca  The deadline for submitting outstanding documents is October 16 (January Intake only).
  2. Applications for the January intake will be assessed in October. A firm offer of admission may only be given to applicants who have met all the admission criteria and have submitted all required supporting documents by the application deadline.
  3. Bridging Program seats are limited (20 seats per intake) and offered on  first-come, first-qualified, first-accepted basis. All other candidates will be placed on a wait list. Offers will continue to be sent to candidates on the wait list until the program is full. Any applicants remaining on the wait-list are encouraged to apply early for the next intake of the program.
  4. If you intend to apply for the Ontario Bridging Participant Assistance Program (OBPAP) you must submit a hardcopy of the OBPAP Bursary Application Form by mail or in person to:
    Registrar’s Office -Bridging Program
    The Michener Institute of Education at UHN
    222. St. Patrick Street
    Toronto, ON M5T 1V4
    Eligible students will be notified of their eligibility and any remaining tuition fees due at the time they receive their offer of admission. For more information, please refer to ‘Bursary Funding’ or visit: OBPAP FAQ’s 
  5. Enrolled/accepted students will also be required to submit the Bridging-Entry-Immunization-Requirement-Form-Part-Time

For information on withdrawals, transfers and refunds, please view the Bridging Withdrawal/Refund Policy

Recommended Additional Courses

Orientation to the Canadian Health Care System, Culture and Context – A course designed for IEHPs who are in the process of becoming licensed in Canada.

OR

Understanding the Canadian Health Care System – A Course for Internationally Educated Health Professionals. To register email: HealthForce Ontario at: InfoSession@healthforceontario.ca or call 416-862-2200.

Withdrawal/Refund Policy

To maintain program integrity and to ensure we have the right resources matched to student needs, the Bridging Program department has a strict policy on refunds.

View the Bridging Program Withdrawal Refund Policy & Procedure.

FAQs

Can the bridging program assist internationally educated medical doctors (IMGs)?

This bridging program is designed for internationally educated and experienced medical radiological (X-Ray) technologists whose training and work experience have been assessed by the
College of Medical Radiation and Imaging Technologists of Ontario (CMRITO) or other respective regulatory colleges affiliated with
Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists and have been issued an Order. The order clearly states one can attempt the CAMRT exam and has an expiry date.

Internationally educated doctors (Medical Graduates) don’t qualify for the program unless they meet the basic criteria as mentioned above.

Can I take just the simulated labs portions of the Bridging Program courses?

No. The program is designed to support participant success in both theory and simulated experience. In order to achieve this success and better prepare participants to write the CAMRT certification exam for radiological technologists (X-Ray); it is mandatory for participants to attend both components of the program.

What are the English language requirements to enroll in the Bridging Program?

If English is a second language: Applicants must pass the Michener English Language Assessment (MELA*) with a minimum score of eight (8) in all four (4) components (Listening, Speaking, Writing and Reading) OR IELTS (Academic Type) with an overall score of 6.5 with all components (bands) of the test being at a 6 or above OR TOEFL with a minimum score of 100 on the Internet Based Test (iBT) with a minimum score of 22 on the Writing Section. English Language Assessments must be completed within the last two year

What is the MELA?

The Michener English Language Assessment, or MELA, is a standardized, sector-specific, English language proficiency test. MELA measures English language proficiency based on communication that is typical in health care training or practice settings. The test is referenced to the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB), a Canadian framework for English language proficiency. MELA scores are used by post-secondary institutions and regulatory bodies as approved and acceptable demonstration of communicative competence to academic purposes or professional practice.

Can I attempt MELA more than once?

Yes. One may attempt the MELA test upto a maximum of 3 times. Contact MELA information desk for further assistance.

What types of supports will I receive once I have enrolled in Michener’s Bridging Program?

Bridging Program participants will have access to the following student support services offered at the Michener Institute.

  • Library (LRC)
  • Student ID
  • Coaching & Counseling Services
  • Enhanced Learning Supports
  • Fitness Centre

More Questions? – Please contact bridging@michener.ca