Medix College (Canada) Reviews
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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.
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!