I know that the lack of recognition from the Ford government has brought MRTs and DMSs out of the woodwork en masse and a common theme has been communicated amongst everyone. What is the REAL issue lighting a fire under the MRTs butts? Why are we so passionate about this fight? What is it that… Continue reading No Recognition. Here’s a Solution
Hello everyone, my name is Alexandra. I am a recent graduate from the Radiation Therapy program at Mohawk-McMaster. I first heard about the field of Radiation Therapy through my mother, who is a Radiation Therapist at the Juravinski Cancer Centre. Like many people, I have had family affected by cancer. I chose to enter the… Continue reading My summer at the OAMRS
When considering the first in-person impression, the interview, it’s often the make-it or break-it for most candidates. The interviewer is obviously looking for knowledge, experience, education, references, etc., but the not-so-obvious aspects of the interview, the level of passion, enthusiasm, preparedness, and willingness to commit to the applied-to role, are some of the top… Continue reading Beyond Knowledge & Experience, What Are Employers Looking For?
As a new grad in 1977 from the Michener Institute, formerly known as the Toronto Institute of Medical Technology, I was fortunate to be hired into a full time position at the Sunnybrook Medical Center. I progressed through the modalities of General Radiography, CT, Interventional Radiology and the Cath Lab during my first 10 years at… Continue reading Proud of my career – looking back
“Oh wow, that must be so sad!” “Isn’t it going to be really hard to be surrounded by cancer all the time?” “Are you sure you’re going to be able to handle that your entire life?” These are just a few of the very common responses I have received from friends, family and acquaintances… Continue reading The Truth Behind the Stigma
Late last August it was publically announced that the HPRAC (Health Professions Regulatory Advisory Council) had recommended that Diagnostic Sonography becomes a regulated profession. This was largely due to the work done by the leadership team here at the OAMRS and their efforts in the detailed application submitted to HPRAC. But since last August, for those… Continue reading The Regulation of Sonography: Just what is taking so long?
The OAMRS has recently put out a call for nominations for the Board of Directors. Each year there are voluntary positions open to be a Director on the OAMRS Board. You too could be a leader of our professional association. I first became a Director after being voted in during the 2011 Annual General… Continue reading You too could be on the Board
None of us has control over our entire lives or events that get thrust upon us – the Universe tends to unfold as it should with or without our input. When it comes to our professional lives it is a different matter. If we, collectively, sit back and wait for standards or innovation… Continue reading The Futility of Inactivity
The leaves have yet to switch colours, and I have already experienced a whirlwind of change. I am in my final year of Medical Radiation Sciences at Mohawk-McMaster, which means my peers and I are spending our last two semesters in clinical placements. We are soaking up many learning experiences at hospitals, clinics, and cancer… Continue reading Learning will continue far beyond when school ends!
I enjoyed my childhood. We had fun, played hard, and for this reason, I was introduced to the diagnostic radiology department at the early age of 8. During a school yard football game, I found myself unexpectedly heading to the Emergency Department. I was fascinated how the x-ray technologist was able to take my picture… Continue reading There’s more for an MRT “Gadget Freak” outside the Hospital