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The VCIT Program is being funded by the Ontario Ministry of College and Universities through the Skills Development Fund and is designed to train and expose a select group of students and newly grads to the healthcare sector as well as secure their first MedTech internship, facilitating the transition of talent to the Canadian MedTech sector. 



Eligibility

Currently, the VCIT Program is only available to:

  • Ryerson University Final-Year Undergraduate students OR recent Graduates (graduated on or after April 2021)

  • Sheridan Co-Op/Internship students OR recent Graduates (graduated on or after April 2021)

  • iBEST Trainees Final-Year Undergraduate OR Graduate students

For more information, please refer to the eligibility criteria for each of the institutions below.

Information Session

If you are eligible, want to apply, and need more information regarding the program, please see the information session and get a complete understanding of how the program works:

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Ryerson University
Sheridan
iBEST Trainees
Ryerson University

The VCIT Program is highly applicable to Ryerson University final-year undergraduate students OR recent Ryerson University Graduates (graduated on or after April 2021) in BioMedical Engineering, Medical Physics, Computer Science/Engineering, Biomedical Sciences, Applied Mathematics and/or in any MedTech related program of studies interested in MedTech, including Digital Health, Software as a Medical Device (SaMD), or AI/ML.


To apply for the VCIT, you must:

1. Be currently enrolled as a final-year undergraduate student at Ryerson University OR a recent graduate from Ryerson University (on or after April 2021)

2.  Be between the ages of 17 to 29 at the time of application.

3.  Be available to take on a full-time four-month internship from January 2022 (minimum $10k total salary)


How to Apply

  1. Confirmation of eligibility:

a.  Undergraduate students: Provide confirmation that you will be graduating by December 31, 2021. For this you need to "Application to Graduate" through RAMSS, and attach the confirmation proof in the application form.

b.  Recent Graduates: Provide confirmation that you graduated from Ryerson University on or after April 2021. 

2. Resume/CV

Prepare a resume to submit to industry partners. We recommend that you connect with your Career Centre and have your resume fully reviewed by a Career Consultant. Applications with poor-quality resumes will be rejected. Save this as a “LastName, FirstName.pdf” file.

 a. Contact Information:

 i. Remove specific home address, email, and phone #. Resume circulated widely.

 ii. Only include City, Province (Toronto, ON).

 b. Key Item to include: Project management knowledge/experience

 c. Industry prefers Resumes over CV. 


3. Pitch Yourself! (650 characters)

The purpose of a pitch is to describe yourself and your abilities to prospective employers. You want to give your potential employer a quick sense of who you are and a few strengths that you have to offer.

4. Behavioural Question (1 min video)

In a one minute video, please briefly introduce yourself and answer the following question: If your manager asks you to complete or do a task/project and you don’t know how to do it, what do you do? (please do not edit the video - needs to be a simple recording)

5. Unofficial Transcript

Save a pdf version of your unofficial transcript


Sheridan

The VCIT Program is highly applicable to Sheridan Co-op/Internship OR Sheridan recent Graduates (graduated on or after April 2021) in BioMedical Engineering, Medical Physics, Computer Science/Engineering, Biomedical Sciences, Applied Mathematics and/or in any MedTech related program of studies interested in MedTech, including Digital Health, Software as a Medical Device (SaMD), or AI/ML.


To apply for the VCIT, you must:

1.  Be currently enrolled as Sheridan Co-op/Internship student OR a recent graduate from Sheridan (on or after April 2021)

2.  Be between the ages of 17 to 29 at the time of application.

3.  Be available to take on a full-time four-month internship from January 2022 (minimum $10k total salary)


How to Apply

  1. Confirmation of eligibility:

a.  Undergraduate students: Provide confirmation that you are enrolled as a Sheridan Co-Op/Internship student. 

b.  Recent Graduates: Provide confirmation that you graduated from Sheridan on or after April 2021. 

2. Resume/CV

Prepare a resume to submit to industry partners. We recommend that you connect with your Career Centre and have your resume fully reviewed by a Career Consultant. Applications with poor-quality resumes will be rejected. Save this as a “LastName, FirstName.pdf” file.

 a. Contact Information:

 i. Remove specific home address, email, and phone #. Resume circulated widely.

 ii. Only include City, Province (Toronto, ON).

 b. Key Item to include: Project management knowledge/experience

 c. Industry prefers Resumes over CV. 


3. Pitch Yourself! (650 characters)

The purpose of a pitch is to describe yourself and your abilities to prospective employers. You want to give your potential employer a quick sense of who you are and a few strengths that you have to offer.

4. Behavioural Question (1 min video)

In a one minute video, please briefly introduce yourself and answer the following question: If your manager asks you to complete or do a task/project and you don’t know how to do it, what do you do? (please do not edit the video - needs to be a simple recording)

5. Unofficial Transcript

Save a pdf version of your unofficial transcript


iBEST Trainees

The VCIT Program is highly applicable to all final-year iBEST (Institute for Biomedical Engineering, Science and Technology) in BioMedical Engineering, Medical Physics, Computer Science/Engineering, Biomedical Sciences, Applied Mathematics and/or in any MedTech related program of studies interested in MedTech, including Digital Health, Software as a Medical Device (SaMD), or AI/ML.


To apply for the VCIT, you must:

1. Be currently enrolled as a final-year student AND a registered iBEST Trainee

2.  Be between the ages of 17 to 29 at the time of application.

3.  Be available to take on a full-time four-month internship from January 2022 (minimum $10k total salary)


How to Apply

  1. Confirmation of eligibility:

a.  Undergraduate AND Course-Based Graduate students: Provide confirmation that you will be graduating by December 31, 2021. 

b.  Thesis-based Graduate students: have your supervisor confirm in writing that you will have completed your coursework and research activities related to your thesis by December 31, 2021. 

c. Recent Graduates: Provide confirmation that you graduated on or after April 2021. 

2. Resume/CV

Prepare a resume to submit to industry partners. We recommend that you connect with your Career Centre and have your resume fully reviewed by a Career Consultant. Applications with poor-quality resumes will be rejected. Save this as a “LastName, FirstName.pdf” file.

 a. Contact Information:

 i. Remove specific home address, email, and phone #. Resume circulated widely.

 ii. Only include City, Province (Toronto, ON).

 b. Key Item to include: Project management knowledge/experience

 c. Industry prefers Resumes over CV. 


3. Pitch Yourself! (650 characters)

The purpose of a pitch is to describe yourself and your abilities to prospective employers. You want to give your potential employer a quick sense of who you are and a few strengths that you have to offer.

4. Behavioural Question (1 min video)

In a one minute video, please briefly introduce yourself and answer the following question: If your manager asks you to complete or do a task/project and you don’t know how to do it, what do you do? (please do not edit the video - needs to be a simple recording)

5. Unofficial Transcript

Save a pdf version of your unofficial transcript


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