Alternative Careers in Health Promotion and Education for International Medical Graduates (IMGs) Program

 

The Alternative Careers in Health Promotion and Education Bridging Program is designed to enhance the employment and educational position of international Medical Graduates to equip them for employment within the healthcare ecosystem in non-practitioner roles in Ontario. This 24-weeks blended program, includes four courses, a work experience placement, mentorship and job search/coaching supports will provide the necessary skills identified by prospective employers to successfully find gainful employment, while best using IMGs medical knowledge to enhance their contribution to health promotion and education field in Ontario.

 

Course Descriptions:

 

Public Health and Health Care System in Ontario – This course will provide an overview of the major public health issues in Canada and Ontario, also discuss social determinants of health, relevant research, health policy, an overview of Ontario’s Health Care System, and the work and role of Community Health Centres in Ontario, as well as health care advocacy organizations.

 

Health Promotion and Education Foundations – This course will introduce the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion, models, theories, frameworks and community, and societal level change theories, as well as an introduction to strategy development. The course will also provide basic principles and practices in community development, including needs assessments, community consultations, program planning, and evaluation, social marketing principles, training/education techniques and to identify and develop community-level health project.

 

Business Communication and Cultural Competence – This course will provide essential business communications skills, which includes expectations surrounding workplace communications, workplace diversity, cross-cultural communications, teamwork, as well as essential conflict resolution skills, also an introduction to various tools that are used in the workplace, survey platforms Social Media and Marketing platforms.

 

Careers – approaches to searching for a job, research organizations and hiring managers, online searching tools, resumes and cover letters, practice interviewing; and how to find and develop a network. Develop a longer-term career plan and strategy. The course will feature numerous opportunities to meet with leaders and potential employers in healthcare promotion and education to gain valuable insights on work environments and expectations for working at an organization. Students will also meet with other advisors for feedback on their self-presentation skills. Students will be asked to develop a longer-term strategy.

 

 Eligibility:

  • Medical Degree from an institution outside of Canada (WES or other academic equivalency required)
  • In Canada 7 years or less
  • Immigrant: Permanent Resident, Convention Refugee or Refugee Claimant, Canadian Citizen
  • CLB score of 8/9
  • Live in Ontario

 Participant fee:

  • The fee for this program is $300. This fee offsets the training or academic portion of the program.
  • The Government of Ontario kindly funds all other costs related to the program and employment services. The fee represents a small proportion (approximately 10 percent) of the overall cost of the program.

 For more information contact:

Applicants that met the requirements will be contacted for an interview.
Admission dates for the 2021 Spring Cohort to be announced soon.
To learn more about the Alternative Careers in Health Promotion and Education for IMGs Program please contact Carolina Giraldo at Phone 416-769-0830 Ext 2054 or email 
CGiraldo@lefca.org.

 

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ACiHPE Q&A

What is the ACiHPE Program?

 

ACiHPE stands for Alternative Careers in Health Promotion and Education for International Medical Doctors. The program is designed to equip International Medical Doctors for employment within the healthcare ecosystem in Ontario and to successfully secure placements or employment.

 

What are the benefits of the ACiHPE Program?

 

Program participants become familiar with the Ontario health care system, with the roles, norms, behaviours, communication skills and cultural competency expected of health professionals in Ontario. Learn about Public Health and Healthcare System in Ontario, Health Promotion and Education, Business Communication and Cultural Competence and Careers in Health Promotion and Education and alternatives in Ontario.

 

Who is eligible for the ACiHPE Program?

 

Permanent Resident, Convention Refugee or Refugee Claimant, Naturalized Canadian Citizen

Medical Degree from an institution outside of Canada (WES or another academic equivalency required)

Living in Canada for 7 years or less

English Level: CLB score of 8

Live in Ontario

 

How much does the program cost?

Current program fee is $300.

 

I still have more questions. Who can I contact?

Please contact Carolina Giraldo at Phone 416-769-0830 Ext 2054 or email CGiraldo@lefca.org.

 

The Learning Enrichment Foundation is committed to complying with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation please contact 416 769 0830 or info@lefca.org