Medix College (Canada) Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (60)
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.
Medix College is a great school! I learned a lot there and all the staff was very helpful throughout the school and preparing me for interviews and finding jobs. I'd choose Medix anytime!
It was a great experience, the teachers, the staff, very helpful and friendly.
In learning age doesnt matter. It is a tool to improve your wholeself and for a better future. Dont just be content if you know that you can do something more.challenge yourself, in the end the reward will be yours. It is time now to experience the exellent services that medix college can offer you. Have fun and learn.......
Medix School will not help your career. The programs are at best an entry level position that will leave you in a position where you would have to keep continuing your education. They are a business and make their money on OSAP that you qualify for. Once they have that, they don't care if you graduate, they don't spend detailed time with students to get them work after. They have a tough time putting students in placements and finding them work if they even do graduate because the caliber of student isn't qualified enough to take those positions. Spend 11k to become a DSW and then go into debt paying it off while you can't even get your foot in the door and will have to take more loans out. Business first, school second. The teachers and staff there are nice enough I guess but you can tell they are just going through the motions. The directors and management go through there like a revolving door. Its a combination of recruiting low end students and having a staff that is just as low end. The staff doesnt want to be there, its just a job to them.
Terrible school! My placement sucked! Got no hands on training. Was left to "set up" a Doctor's office by myself with no experience or any help the first day I started there. Got no hands on training with vital signs (which the students were told we would be doing). It's all about the money at this school. The course itself was a great learning experience. I learned a lot about human anatomy. Of course, I shouldn't have spent $11,000 learning about that! I wonder if the teachers have anything to do with your hiring at your placement, If so, I'd say favoritism is a big factor with that! I would never recommend this school to anybody.
I had a very good experience at Medix. I completed my course with honours and perfect attendance, did my best at my placement, and in no time found a job in the field. I was in and out with a job within a year. Medix met all my expectations and helped me succeed. If you know what you want and are willing to dedicate your skills to get a better future, this is the school for you!
Please don't go to this school. It is a rip off. They don't properly train students and really just care about money. Go to a regular college don't be sucked in by the promise of graduating in less than a year. Most employers don't hire Medix graduates.