Medix College (Canada) Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (38)
The best decision I ever made , from the moment you walk into Medix College to the moment you end the program you feel secure confident and you ready to work. My NACC was on April and 5 months after am already hired I highly recommend Medix College.
You feel like a family in this school, everyone helps one another. There is also a time of fellowship to relieve your stress after a big exam.. In addition, you feel also that your special when you are leaving from your classmates. Teachers are great too, they know what they are talking and very patient when you ask them if you lack understanding.So, I would recommend Medix college to anyone who wants to go to college.
Being in this program is interesting. Interesting in a way that we I have experienced to compound medication and compute dosage. And also we studied the human anatomy. Every module I had to meet new students. The facility is good the personnel are great!:)
Medix College gave me a great opportunity to become one of the best PSWs in the City. The theory was so intense that helped me well prepared in NACC. They also have have the best facility for placement ( Ukranian Canadian Care Centre ) wherein I was able to experience the real work of PSW in a standardized setting in a long term care . That is why I got hired fast.
There is but one word to describe Medix: CULT. Show up, pay for the privilege of being here, dress how we tell you to dress (it's easier to control you if you are all broken-spirited and look the same!), think what we want you think (up to and including a course that can only be described as 'Brainwashing 101', also known as "Strategies for Success") and when in doubt, "Do it because we said so!".. no matter how out of touch with the rest of the world we may be! In a moment of weakness I enrolled in this cult. Worst decision of my life. I have wasted an opportunity I will never get back, and will regret it for a long time. This "school" is a money-making machine, operating under the guise of being a quality educator. It's not. Sure, there are student who will come and go, and think it's great.. because they don't know any better. For an accelerated program, we waste SO much time, what takes nearly a year could be accomplished in 5 months easily. It is better to have a group of students sit in a class, bored to tears with NOTHING to do, "because we said so", than it is to have lost time or work from home days. Makes perfect sense. When I first started, I had the best intentions. Now, I think "If I manage to make it to the end... I have no interest in this anymore.. this place has ruined the experience for me. I'll suck it up, ride it out and when it's over- go work in retail or a factory." Nice eh?
Wonderful experience, great instructors and friendly environment. Not only was I given the knowledge I needed for my new career - I also found new confidence in myself, gained some good friends, and at the end landed great job. The whole world of new opportunities is open for me. Highly recommended.
The Brantford campus is awful. The facility itself is dilapidated with a barely functioning student washroom, a 'break room' which is overcrowded, and classrooms which cannot comfortable accommodate Medix "small class sizes". The class is hectic, it is for the most part 'independent study', but with an attendance requirement? There are instructors who are former students of the programs they teach, which is great, but not everyone is cut out to be an instructor. You can be great in your field, but not necessarily equipped to teach. There is a very loose, selective dress code policy, depending on what class you're in and which instructor you have. Medix is capitalizing on the fact that Mohawk College has pulled out of Brantford and not everyone is interested in attending university. They have the monopoly on post secondary right now and it shows. There is no effort made to improve the quality of this school at all. The instructors turn a blind eye to the sad state of this "school" and everyone is more concerned with the new recruits every month (continuous in-take) than they are with the students who's checks have already cleared. Students who 'pay their dues' will get fluffed through their programs and be just as qualified as the ones who actually demonstrate some semblance of intelligence, and we're all equally qualified to do the job in the end? What admissions reps don't mention when they're selling you on this "prestigious" schools is that you are not likely to find a FT job in this field. Their employment stats are bloated and borderline fraudulent. Another example is the Community Service Worker and/or Developmental Service Worker programs. What they fail to mention before signing you up for these $20,000 programs is that if you don't drive, you won't get a job. Period. The majority of employers in those two fields REQUIRE a license and vehicle. As I look around their class, I see a group of students who will never get jobs once they leave. If you can get to ANY other school to complete your studies, please do. This may seem like an accelerated program that will get you the same education as a real school- it's not. There is so much pointless dribble thrown into the curriculum to stretch these programs out as long as they possibly can, as their money comes from having bodies in seats for as long as possible.
Medix college is a great place. It's was my first step as I was new to Canada. The teacher was excellent spend extra time helping me out. Some students go to school but do not study. When they can't meet pass mark they blamed teachers. I have seen many students been rude to teachers. I completed my programme and was hired before I even finished the course. I am very happy with the school and the staff.
Currently, I am still at Medix working towards complete of the IODA program. I applied to this school with little knowledge of the program and really wish I took the time to look over the school's reviews beforehand. The reviews posted on the school's page or facebook page are complete FALSE. Do not rely on those to influence your decision. All the equipment is broken in this school, with the teachers intension of "sending it off to get fixed" which so far hasn't happened with my 4 months there. Were are currently learning how to do radiography by manual processing which 90% of dental offices do not use because they have all switched over to digital- like everything else in this world. The school makes me feel like I'm in the army because of their strict dress code. Hair has to be up constantly, even in the classroom where no clinic work is being done? There was a point where a teacher was trying to tell my class that we could only wear white socks because it made us look "professional", which makes no sense what so ever- really, who is going to be looking at my socks when it comes to the time of job hunting? The same teacher also made a stict about tattoos showing in clinic which is extremely unacceptable because now in days tattoos are acceptable in the workplace. It was a violation of a person's self worth and discrimination. My current teacher likes to let the entire class know when someone has failed a test. When it comes time for "rewrites" she will list out the people who have to retake tests which is unprofessional and is leaking into students privacy. Way to make a person feel crappy about themselves? The receptionist is a terribly unpleasant woman. She's rude beyond belief when you try to ask her a simple question and god forbid she has to actually do somethihg for you, the eyerolls are unreal. The course coordinator is an unfriendly woman who says she has an "open door policy" but really doesn't. Every concern or complaint you have, she turns it against you and makes you feel like a pile of garbage. Students have been constantly complaining about the heat in ny classroom because its been under the acceptable level for months. Students have been forced to wear their winter jackets in class, only to be yelled at for it because its bot part of the schools "dress code". One girl in my class has actually been writen up for wearing her coat because she has complained about the heat multiple times to multiple staff members who have fone nothing about it. Recently, when the teacher herself was actually cold and went in to complain herself, we were told that the heat was actually broken the entire time and the air conditioner had been working instead. How ridiculous?! Overall, this school is a waste of time. The class is too big; therefore, students have little time to learn one-on-one with the instructor as promised and actually learn better from each other. If you want to teach yourself for an entire year then go for it- but if not, rethink your decision. Wish I did.
So I graduated from medix in 2007….my program cost 40k in total by the time I was done. the program itself was awful. poorly designed and mismanaged. we went through over 7 teachers in our course alone-they repeatedly were fired or quit, They stole course material directly from other schools (which i know because i had friends attending other institutions) and were on the whole unprofessional. While i was there the director was sleeping with the admin office assistant (which is fine by me) but misteriously she lost her job and was replace by the directors actual partner...why we as students even knew any of this information is beyond me.Alas, with much studying and outside help I did pass the Ontario license board exams afterwards I still would not recommend this school. As a person ready now to go back to school (ready for a second career) I recently discovered that Medix is NOT a recognized college in Ontario. That means…if you try to apply at any REGISTERED college your time and education from Medix is completely UNRECOGNIZED. You cannot use your education here towards ANY future credits in school. They won’t even let you challenge their courses at a registered school without a GIANT dickaround (‘virtually impossible’was the term that fanshawe used). HEAD THIS WARNING: if you can take the program (psw, dental, rmt, pharm tech) that you are interested in at a REGISTERED school DO IT. I have also met several people who specifically took the pharm tech prog from here only to discover that although ‘you are eligible to apply for pharm tech positions in ont after graduating’ many hospitals and pharmacies will NOT recognize people who graduate from medix as part of their internal hiring process because they feel their program just isn’t up to snuff. Furthermore, upon researching medix on the service ontario site for registered private career colleges, i discovered that medix is not even a recognized PIRVATE career college. see for yourself: https://www.riccpcc.serviceontario.ca Medix isnt listed. its my personal opinion that this school operates with VERY poor business ethic and is not operating thier business with honesty and transparency. My heart goes out to anyone struggling with these issues.