Currently, there are over 5,000 internationally trained medical doctors living in Canada who face a number of professional and employment barriers which include unemployment and underemployment.
The Internationally Trained Medical Doctors (ITMD) bridging program is specifically designed for internationally trained medical doctors, dental surgeons, and clinical public health professionals to integrate into non-licensed health care jobs in Ontario’s workforce. This bridging program provides internationally trained individuals with additional skills and competencies toward non-licensed/alternative employment in the health care sector.
About the Program
The program addresses common barriers to employment by providing 12 weeks of sector-specific in-class training and a four-week practicum placement within top-ranked health facilities in Ontario. Below is an outline of the ITMB bridging program.
The 12 weeks of in-class training consists:
- Health research methodology
- Health informatics
- Data management
- Fundamentals of project management for health professionals
- Professional communication and leadership skills
- Canadian workplace culture
The four-week practicum placement is held at a leading health sector organization in Toronto, followed by one week of employment search preparation.
You can watch this video of Dr. Shafi Bhuiyan speaking more about the program.
Learn more about the ITMD bridging program.