UManitoba creates Access Hub for Internationally Educated Health Professionals

January 6, 2021
The University of Manitoba has created an Access Hub for Internationally Educated Health Professionals through $735K in federal funding. The hub will provide bridging programs for people educated outside of Canada in the fields of pharmacy, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, respiratory therapy, speech language pathology, and audiology. Professionals can use the hub to gain access to resources, online modules, guidance, and supplementary programs. It will also encourage licenced professionals to take on mentorship roles. “For the first time, this will enable newcomer professionals to fill gaps in their educational qualifications without having to enrol in an entire, full-time UM program,” said Dr Christine Polimeni, UManitoba Vice-Dean of Continuing Competency and Assessment. CBC | Winnipeg Free Press (MB)