Message to the MRS Graduating Class 2020
March 30, 2020
Thank you all for your continued patience and understanding as we navigate the unprecedented situation surrounding the COVID-19 global pandemic. We hope that you and your family are keeping well during this uncertain time.
We have a few updates to share with you at this time.
We can now confirm that the clinical placement pause has been extended to July 6th 2020. We recognize this is difficult news and definitely not the end to three years of hard work that you were expecting.
Your Clinical Liaison Officers/Clinical Course Supervisors have been connecting with your Clinical Coordinators to determine the level of attainment of your competencies. Some of you may have already been in touch with your Clinical Coordinators and have signed off competencies virtually.
We are working very hard to ensure that your graduation from the Program at the end of April is not compromised.
Selectives/Research Methods/Research Informing Practice:
You will have received notification from your course leads. These courses are continuing and must be completed in order to graduate. If you have any questions/concerns please connect directly with the course lead.
The University announced that all Spring 2020 Convocation ceremonies are cancelled. Please see www.utoronto.ca regarding this decision and check the main convocation web page for updates. Michener convocation ceremony has been delayed until fall 2020.
As our UofT pre-convocation ceremony is also now cancelled, we will plan for an alternative experience, so we can grant our MRS Convocation Awards and come together to celebrate.
The CAMRT exam in May – what we know!
The CAMRT is working with Yardstick Assessment Strategies, the company that administers the exam, to create a contingency plan in case the enhanced safety measures are still in effect come mid-May. CAMRT have notified the programs that they will communicate directly with those who have registered to write the May exam.
So please continue to prepare/study in anticipation that the exam will go ahead.
There are many support resources available through both University of Toronto and Michener to help support you at this time. The Office of Health Professions Student Affairs (OHPSA) are available for Personal Counselling at https://md.utoronto.ca/OHPSA as well Michener resources continue to be available through SSN at https://michener.ca/students/student-success-network/
As always please feel free to reach out anytime if you have further questions or concerns. We are here for you during these very uncertain times.
Cate, Catherine & Kieng