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Alternative Careers in Health Promotion and Education
for Internationally Trained Physicians (Ontario Bridge Training Program)
Ontario Bridge Training Program “The Alternative Career in Health Promotion Education” aims to enhance the employment and educational position of internationally trained physicians to equip them for employment within the healthcare ecosystem in non-practitioner roles in Ontario.This 24-weeks blended program, includes four courses and placement opportunities are offered but not guaranteed due to the impact of COVID on the healthcare sector in Ontario.
Information about the Program
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.
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.
- 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
- 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 meet the requirements will be contacted for an interview.
Admission dates for the Cohort will start on 17 February, 2022.
To learn more about the Alternative Careers in Health Promotion and Education for IMGs Bridging Program please contact Masood Noora at
Phone: 416-769-0830 Ext 2592 or Email: email@example.com