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17 hours ago, fleejy said:

I have accepted the offer of admission and submitted my deposit.

Same here!

I dropped off my signed offer in person because I happen to live fairly close and just wanted to make sure it actually got there, and Zoe mentioned that we'd hopefully learn more about what needed to happen next in the next couple weeks.

Also, I know this isn't a research-based program, but did anyone happen to go to the IHPME Research Day last week? It sounded quite interesting but I had a different work-related symposium that week that I had to attend.

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Greetings everyone

I am an international medical graduate recently immigrated to Ontario. I have MBBCh degree with GPA 3.8 and MPH epidemiology degree from an American university with GPA 4.0. I have 3 years of clinical practice experience back home but there was no real exposure to health technology as things there are still executed mostly by hand. 

I am planning to apply next year to the MHI degree in Waterloo, Mcmaster, and Toronto and I have some questions:

1) Do I have to have huge technical background before applying? I have hands-on experience in statistical software programs such as R, STATA, however, no real programming experience

2) For the interview part, do you recommend a certain book(S) to read to prepare for it?

 

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23 hours ago, mohamedmd said:

Greetings everyone

I am an international medical graduate recently immigrated to Ontario. I have MBBCh degree with GPA 3.8 and MPH epidemiology degree from an American university with GPA 4.0. I have 3 years of clinical practice experience back home but there was no real exposure to health technology as things there are still executed mostly by hand. 

I am planning to apply next year to the MHI degree in Waterloo, Mcmaster, and Toronto and I have some questions:

1) Do I have to have huge technical background before applying? I have hands-on experience in statistical software programs such as R, STATA, however, no real programming experience

2) For the interview part, do you recommend a certain book(S) to read to prepare for it?

 

Hello @mohamedmd

Based on your description, you would be better suited for the eMHI (executive stream).

1) From what I heard from MHI alumni, the cohort had varying technical background. If you are proficient in R, you shouldn't find it difficult to understand the concepts discussed in class. If you are interested, play around with WEKAWatson Analytics, and scikit library on Python (see if you can find how these tools can be used in health informatics).

2) You could perhaps start with this page and "The Principles of Biomedical Ethics" by Beauchamp and Childress. Then, you could explore some technical papers (e.g., this article, and the healthcare section of this article and bitcoin/blockchain).

Cheers!

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Anyone hear anything about when we'll get a class schedule? Going to be travelling over the summer and need to arrange some things for the year so sooner is better for me ?

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3 hours ago, Cloudbank said:

Anyone hear anything about when we'll get a class schedule? Going to be travelling over the summer and need to arrange some things for the year so sooner is better for me ?

Hi Cloudbank, 

I called the registrars office yesterday and they said we can enroll in our courses on July 16. Once payment is received the status changes from invite to enrolled and the courses can be added to your acorn calendar. If anyone has any other info please add on ! :)

 

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23 hours ago, dardalys098 said:

Hi Cloudbank, 

I called the registrars office yesterday and they said we can enroll in our courses on July 16. Once payment is received the status changes from invite to enrolled and the courses can be added to your acorn calendar. If anyone has any other info please add on ! :)

 

Excellent. Thank you for the day!!

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On 6/6/2018 at 4:38 PM, dardalys098 said:

Hi Cloudbank, 

I called the registrars office yesterday and they said we can enroll in our courses on July 16. Once payment is received the status changes from invite to enrolled and the courses can be added to your acorn calendar. If anyone has any other info please add on ! :)

 

Hello,

I emailed Zoe back in May and she said that we are automatically enrolled in our first year courses.

My ACORN status is still "Invited", but the courses show up with two of them with the schedule.

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On 8/5/2018 at 2:02 AM, Mnhan said:

Does anyone know when the timetables will be finalized? It’s alresdy August and I have only seen two courses added to the fall semester. 

I'm not sure why the courses haven't been updated on ACORN, but the MHI website itself has a schedule laid out here: http://ihpme.utoronto.ca/academics/pp/mhi/handbook/timetables/

Part of me (... all of me) hopes this is not final. 6 1/2 hours between 3 hour classes on Wednesday... not to mention class at 9am Thursday the next morning. Really?

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10 hours ago, Cloudbank said:

I'm not sure why the courses haven't been updated on ACORN, but the MHI website itself has a schedule laid out here: http://ihpme.utoronto.ca/academics/pp/mhi/handbook/timetables/

Part of me (... all of me) hopes this is not final. 6 1/2 hours between 3 hour classes on Wednesday... not to mention class at 9am Thursday the next morning. Really?

Thanks! I really hope wednesday’s schedule isn’t final either that would be such a waste of time especially for those who don’t live downtown

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Hey guys, I don't know you saw the email from Zoe yet, but I have 2 questions:

1) Are any of you planning to go to the Peggy Leatt award ceremony? 

2) For "Areas of interest (Health Informatics)", I'm assuming they mean what you're interested in within the field of Health Informatics, right? 

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