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Michener Institute - Med Lab Tech

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Member
Apr 16, 2012
232 posts
62 upvotes
London
Waterpool wrote:
Feb 27th, 2016 5:59 pm
Ohh I see. Did CSMLS change their pass rate at the last minute so the schools never had enough time to raise their pass mark in courses in the med lab program to prepare their students well for the exam? Or did CSMLS let the schools know well in advance that they are going to change the pass rate so the schools did their best to prepare the students but it just wasn't enough perhaps?
Pass mark is different with every exam. It's decided by an Angoff method, so an exam with a 65% pass mark was deemed to be more difficult by the panel, compared to a 70% pass mark which is supposed to have easier questions hence a higher mark needed to pass.
Newbie
Jan 27, 2015
5 posts
Markham, ON
Hello!
I wanted to inquire about the admissions process. I'm currently doing a BSc. In biology at york. My high school grades were pretty shitty but I was wondering if they look at university grades or high school? I did pretty well in introductory biology and chemistry here, so I was wondering if they'd look at that instead.
Also any info on the admissions process would be greatly appreciated.
Newbie
Jan 8, 2014
12 posts
Toronto
Please don’t apply for MLT Med Lab program at Cambrian College, professors are mostly Lab tech who doesn’t know how to teach or anything. They are highly disorganised, labs were crappy and unfit. Past few years MLT grads from Cambrian were failing at CSMLS national exam, so Professors instead of changing their teaching skills increased the passing grade to 70% in each courses almost everyone in our class failing, many are dropping out. If you try to get help, Professors are highly biased, and rude most of the time. Most of the courses are not even taught properly left with to figure it by ourselves, clinical sites available sucks too. There are no staff tutor to help out in tutoring centre, peer tutors are just one or two students to help, above all living in Sudbury sucks too, better bet to go to Michener or St. Lawrence college. Don’t waste your time, and money in this Cambrian MLT program.
Newbie
Jan 9, 2017
2 posts
muruga wrote:
Nov 16th, 2016 11:46 pm
Please don’t apply for MLT Med Lab program at Cambrian College, professors are mostly Lab tech who doesn’t know how to teach or anything. They are highly disorganised, labs were crappy and unfit. Past few years MLT grads from Cambrian were failing at CSMLS national exam, so Professors instead of changing their teaching skills increased the passing grade to 70% in each courses almost everyone in our class failing, many are dropping out. If you try to get help, Professors are highly biased, and rude most of the time. Most of the courses are not even taught properly left with to figure it by ourselves, clinical sites available sucks too. There are no staff tutor to help out in tutoring centre, peer tutors are just one or two students to help, above all living in Sudbury sucks too, better bet to go to Michener or St. Lawrence college. Don’t waste your time, and money in this Cambrian MLT program.
OMG. I just decide to transfer to Cambrian MLT program but they don't have seat available now.

What happened there? I was in St. Clair last year and the passing grade is 80%. Horrible. Many students failed the practical tests.
Newbie
Feb 26, 2017
1 posts
I'm hoping to get into the genetics tech program next year (2018) and since I can't find much about it I though I could ask you guys. Did most of you guys have a general (3 year ) BSc or a 4 year major BSc ? Just wondering if I'm good with just doing my 3 year or if it's bennificial to complete a 4 year. Also I'm from Manitoba and attend the u of m.
Newbie
Feb 21, 2016
35 posts
5 upvotes
Britannia02 wrote:
Feb 27th, 2017 9:19 pm
I'm hoping to get into the genetics tech program next year (2018) and since I can't find much about it I though I could ask you guys. Did most of you guys have a general (3 year ) BSc or a 4 year major BSc ? Just wondering if I'm good with just doing my 3 year or if it's bennificial to complete a 4 year. Also I'm from Manitoba and attend the u of m.
I sent you a PM!
Newbie
Mar 3, 2017
3 posts
Which of these three schools would you say is better? - st. clair / st.lawrence / michener
It seems st. lawrence has high pass rates for the national exam overall
Newbie
Feb 26, 2015
13 posts
4 upvotes
Guelph, ON
todaysmusic wrote:
Mar 4th, 2017 9:53 pm
Which of these three schools would you say is better? - st. clair / st.lawrence / michener
It seems st. lawrence has high pass rates for the national exam overall
I can't really talk about St. Claire or Michener, but I'm currently a second year at St. Lawrence college and I would recommend it. The teachers are helpful, knowledgeable, and we have good relations with our placement sites. It is a hard program but if you are fit for the program and put in your time studying you'll do pretty well, and though some people do fail out every semester, the people who put the effort in make it through. The teachers are very helpful with those who are struggling, and the teaching is sufficient enough that those who do make it through the program have very good CSMLS pass rates. To be fair, we probably don't have as many fancy tools as Michener might but the program does a good job of preparing you for placement where you will get experience with the instrumentation anyways, and each year our coordinator is incorporating more and more simulation experiences into the program as they can as they get more funding for it. For me, it ended up being the easy of the application process (no MMI, or 90$ exam for St. Claire), and wanting to avoid the high cost of living and tuition cost of Michener that made me choose St. Lawrence, but I haven't regretted it. And from every MLT I've talked too, and not just my faculty, they say it doesn't really matter what school the student came from, because what matters is that you've graduated from a certified program and passed the CSMLS and therefore been designated as minimally competent and prepared to start as an entry level MLT by the CSMLS's and CMLTO's standards.
Newbie
Mar 3, 2017
3 posts
Thank you so much for such a helpful comment!
Ive accepted the offer from St. Lawrence:)
Newbie
May 18, 2017
1 posts
Hi. I've been looking through Michener's MLT program and I'm contemplating applying for next year. I have a BASc in Public Health from Ryerson but it's been difficult getting anything so far, so I've been thinking of going back to school. Can anyone share how the job market is after graduation for MLT's? Do you usually find work pretty soon at Hospitals/labs? Indeed seems to have a modest amount of positions available.

Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. I'm from Toronto btw.
Member
Mar 6, 2015
223 posts
6 upvotes
Costanza99 wrote:
May 19th, 2017 11:47 pm
Not by means of interrupting conversations, I guess Costanza99 have already contacted Michener admission office about the MLT program. As you do live in Toronto, you may have already talked with their staff.
Newbie
Aug 21, 2017
1 posts
Hi everyone! I was wondering if anyone has taken the Mohawk medical lab technician course offered online and through the classroom? I was wondering if you have any feedback that you can share? Are you employed now? Is there courses to become specialized? Thank you for your help
Newbie
Dec 28, 2007
53 posts
8 upvotes
Ontario
miley2011 wrote:
Jan 10th, 2017 10:45 pm
OMG. I just decide to transfer to Cambrian MLT program but they don't have seat available now.

What happened there? I was in St. Clair last year and the passing grade is 80%. Horrible. Many students failed the practical tests.
St. Clair is tough but compete annually with Michener for best passing rates at the csmls
Newbie
May 11, 2017
7 posts
2 upvotes
Sleach237 wrote:
Aug 22nd, 2017 3:52 pm
Hi everyone! I was wondering if anyone has taken the Mohawk medical lab technician course offered online and through the classroom? I was wondering if you have any feedback that you can share? Are you employed now? Is there courses to become specialized? Thank you for your help
Just to clarify, technician=/=technologist. You will learn about collecting samples and specimen reception/processing which is not the same as a technologist.
Newbie
Aug 21, 2017
1 posts
Yes I know. Unfortunately I can't take the technology course at the moment and I'm hoping to move up with time.

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