Medix College (Canada) Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (28)
As a student who previously attended University, I was and am still appalled by the way Medix "college" conducts business and teaches/interacts with their students. The tuition breakdown is ambiguous and when wanting an appropriate breakdown of "placement costs" I was continuously bounced between the financial aid person and the campus director. As suggested by the breakdown given all students in this program pay 2400 dollars that encompasses placement and fees assosicated with it such as insurance however for this particular program three quarters of my class had to spend an additional 800 dollars to obtain a placement. Furthermore, this was never suggested to us as an intake nor is it in the admissions contract. The quality of instruction is poor and due to the continuous intake the school works with modules not terms which allows for rotating numbers. A lot of material was delivered as a basic point form with the instructor stating "you dont need to know this but OSMT requires us to teach it" then when students go to write the official exams the feedback is that there is material not taught and they felt unprepared. I appreciate and value education nd was excited to return to school. The level of academics was elementary which allowed me to never study and still obtain honor roll. This should be indicative of quality itself. As phlebotomy is an essential part of the program when it was suggested and confirmed fellow students were self injecting drugs, and concern was brought to the director of education it was dismissed as gossip with little care for how it could implicate the remaining students despite the evidence. As we are students learning on each other, yes all phlebotomy is performed and learned on each other, it was of serious concern the potential for transmitting infection by complete accident. In a nutshell, as there are too many examples as to why a potential student should look for alternative schools it can be simply stated Medix is completely profit driven with little care to the quality of student and education it retains.
Horrible school to attend. I was in the Pharmacy Assistant program morning class at the Scarborough campus. The teacher needs to learn what the term confidentiality means, she tells us information that she keeps saying that is meant to be kept only in class and I am not just referring to her stories but told us stuff about another student which was very disrespectful to that student. Very poor teaching and wasted a lot of our time. Constantly came in late, I would say about 15-30 mins all the time. She had A LOT of mood swings too. I find paying for uniforms to be a waste of money. Why do we need uniforms? do you see universities wear uniforms of recognized colleges have uniforms? no because they are smarter than that. Medix is not a prestigious school, it should not require you to buy a pointless uniform for only 9 months in the program (10th month being in placement.). It is a money grabbing company that is all that it is. I WOULD NEVER RECOMMEND THIS SCHOOL TO ANYONE. JUST SPEND THAT EXTRA MONEY OR YEAR TO BETTER SCHOOL THAT IS RECOGNIZED AND YOU WILL NOT BE LAUGHED AT BY FRIENDS OR FAMILY FOR GOING TO A POINTLESS SCHOOL THAT IS ONLY ENTRY LEVEL JOBS. PLEASE SAVE YOURSELF, MONEY AND TIME.
This is a horrible school to attend. I was in the morning class at the Scarborough location for Pharmacy Assistant program. My teacher was Liliana Bacila. She was a horrible teacher who had mood swings and wasted so much of my time. She always stated that this was a good program because we had to learn what other school learn in 2 years and cram it into 10 months and that there was so much to learn but than she would always show up late for school, never once was she on time (15-30 mins late). She would give us stuff to do in class and we would just spend 30mins doing it instead of teaching us something new. She didn't answer question well. She could be really rude a lot of the time to classmates. My class complained about her a lot but everyone was to scared to do anything about it. Medix is not a respected school to ever go too. People even laugh at me for ever going there. If the teacher was great then I wouldn't mind but since she was horrible, I feel that these people are right, I should have just went to cenntenial college or senca instead were the school are more recognized then this school. You even have to spend money on a pointless uniform. How stupid is that? Trying to be a prestigious school. ITS NOT.
Awful experience.....those 2 words sum up my thoughts on Medix. I couldn't stand the director they had there, Suzanne, such an fake, miserable ice princess who walked around like a snob. When I took my concern to her she rolled her eyes at me, I even tried to take my concerns to their head guy Peter but he spent more time looking at his cell phone than he did trying to listen to me. The management needs to change for sure but they really should just take a wrecking ball to that school.
I had contemplated going to a private college, as I had felt that they did not have favourable reviews; I should have listened to my intuition. Upon enrolling, the Admissions representative stated that I would qualify for OSAP, since I didn't have $16,000.00 on hand to pay for the tuition. Bear in mind, they only apply to cover the tuition and books, no cost of living fees were dispersed to me. I only got $192/month from OSAP for transportation/living expenses. I busted my a** looking for a part time job, but unfortunately was unsuccessful due to the hours I was in school. The instructors we lacking professionalism and tact; they were NOT willing to assist in catching up (I was off for a week and a half due to the flu), and was told, and I quote, "You're on your own. I don't have time to help you or anyone else that misses my class." I had gone to Seneca College for Computer Programming, and York U, and the level of intelligence and compassion I received from those professors were impressive, one that was not present with the Medix school instructors. I even wrote a letter to the Ministry of Colleges, University and Training, because I was so displeased with the environment, but to no avail. I have no idea how this 'school' (and I use this term loosely), is still operational. Upon graduation, I was shunned continuously by many potential employers, as they frequently stated that Medix school and all the private colleges "just take your money, and don't teach you anything". I had struggled for several months to land employment and considered returning to school for a degree. Fortunately, I had attained employment in my field, but it was in the Northwest Territories (I live in Toronto by the way...). Essentially, it has been a terrible experience. I have been left feeling unfulfilled with my poor career choice, and the poor education I received that landed me in this predicament. I am currently working part time and going to U of T part time to pursue a degree in Biology. All I have to say is seriously reconsider going to Medix, or ANY private career college. They give the impression that 'fast tracking your education will ensue a successful and prosperous future', this is NOT the case. Don't waste you time and money going there, as I can guarantee, you deserve the best in life, and you will not find it there. Best of luck to you!
I worked at Medix Colle back in the day and didn't last long once I easily figured out what the school is all about. I'm sure you all know by now that Everest College has closed their campuses in Ontario and a major point is how they treated their students and how the business model focused on enrolling bodies no matter who they were to get OSAP funding. Medix is the exact same way. Thats all Medix does, they take any potential student as long as they qualify for OSAP they will take you. The students can barely pass the basic testing to get into the programs yet they were putting them through. Poor students, poor business model, no future for the students even if they do make it through. They only care about getting your money, please forget about this whole "Private Career College" theme they go with. They are a business first and a school second.
Worst. School. EVER. I enrolled for the RMT program. The course ran 3-4 weeks longer than advertised. I made the administrative staff aware of several problems I was having. None of my issues were addressed. When I asked again, I was placated, but no solutions were discussed or recommended. This school requires OSAP funded students. Once they receive their government money, they wash their hands and call it done. It took more than 12 months to receive my textbooks, after being tested on them several times. If you truly want to be a RMT, go to Sutherland and Chan. It's worth it. Medix is NOT.
Awful school, they shouldn't even call themselves a college. I cant even get a job in a hospital. They are CROOKS!!!!!!!
Awful school, awful experience. I took the SSW program at Medix at their Toronto campus. I did my research and was told by the admission rep that the course would be recognized. It isn't. I found out that I would need more training to become a Social Service Worker. At a hefty price tag I completed my training only to spend more money to continue my studies. The classes were full and the teacher wasn't really helpful at all. I didn't get my textbooks until 3 weeks into the course, I had to share with another student. The classes were not engaging at all, and the students were constantly joking around and the instructor didn't do anything to maintain order. Maybe 14 of them dropped out of the course of the program, and the Campus Director even had to come in several times to try to maintain order in the classrooms. I worked hard but felt like it was an up hill battle dealing with the other students who clearly didn't want to be there. When it came time to do my placement all they had available was a position that was an hour away from my place. The Career Service department said the program isn't in demand and companies were only interested in hiring real SSW, not a grad from a 18 month course. I found my own placement and finished. I didn't even attend my graduation. It should have been a proud moment to be there but by the time I finished I just wanted to get far away from there as possible. During a job interview the company chuckled at the name Medix College when it was brought up. The school looks like they make it a priority to go after a certain type of student. Much like the U.S. sister company they seem to open campuses in areas where they can recruit students who easily qualify for grants/loans because of who they target. When I voiced my frustrations with the teacher she clearly wasn't interested in what I had to say and acted like she heard all of this before. I even went to see the Director but you could tell that she didn't care either. The culture of the school is poor and is reflected by the students they enroll.
I used to work at Medix School/College so I have seen first hand what the school is all about. Medix College recruits weak students of all ages who will qualify for OSAP, they target people who didn't apply themselves when they should have, they have become the alternative to students that don't have the grades or intelligence to get into a university. The programs are entry level courses that barely get your foot in the door of the actual industry yet they make their money off the OSAP funding. The programs offered don't really pay anything at all. They target a certain demographic that have nothing going on for them, that why they open schools in shopping malls, close to public transportation. They will make it look like its a "Premier and Private Career College" but in honesty the will take anyone there. They are big fans of the "push away" mentality of sales where the potential student has to earn the right to be there, this simple sales approach doesn't work because those same potential students are used to being nothing, thats why the drop out rates are high, and why they can barely get placed in jobs. Medix doesn't care about the student once they start the programs, its alot like rustling cattle, get them in, move them along in the accelerated courses and get them out. Everyone working there sees this and understands this concept, noone really wants to be there, its simply a paying gig until a better opportunity comes along. Medix is nothing more than a cash grab, its the same philosophy used in the American programs. Target the weak student, make money off them, accelerate them through and out....rinse and repeat.