Message to Year 1 & Year 2 MRS Students

March 30, 2020

Message to Year 1 & Year 2 MRS Students

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 important updates to share with you at this time about the upcoming Spring Semester.

Clinical Placement:

We can now confirm that the clinical placement pause has been extended to at least July 6th 2020. We recognize that this is a difficult time for you all. In this time of uncertainty, your safety and that of our patients, is of paramount importance to the MRS program.

The program is developing contingency plans that support your educational goals and protect your safety. We commit to further updates shortly.

Didactic courses:

The Spring semester courses normally scheduled to take place on campus at Michener/UofT will continue in an online format. The faculty are working tirelessly to provide a quality education in these complex times. Online courses normally scheduled will also continue.

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 as well Michener resources continue to be available through SSN at

As future healthcare providers, it is important to continue to care for yourself and your personal community by eating well, maintaining physical and mental wellbeing and getting sufficient rest.

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