With a central focus on producing industry-ready employees, the MedTech Talent Accelerator positions students for successful careers in the Canadian MedTech sector. The program was created through consultations with industry experts in Canada to ensure that trainees would have the right skills for the most in-demand jobs in MedTech. Graduates are well prepared to work for Canadian MedTech companies across the spectrum, including large companies and multinationals.
Canada’s robust MedTech sector is largely dominated by Small and Medium Sized Enterprise (SMEs). The MedTech Talent Accelerator focuses on developing graduates who can immediately contribute to this type of company. Canadian MedTech SMEs have traditionally found it difficult to attract and retain talent that can help lead firm growth. To prepare graduates for a wide range of sometimes “blurry” job functions.
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One of the strengths of our program is the diversity of our students. MedTech students come to the program with unique perspectives and a breadth of expertise and experience. Students benefit from the exposure to a wide range of new views, ideas and approaches.
We recruit graduate students across a range of relevant academic disciplines, including Biomedical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Medical Physics, and Computer Science – to name a few. We also embed interdisciplinary activities like job shadowing and hack-a-thons throughout all phases of the program.
Throughout the program, students collaborate with industry professionals, academics and students from Toronto Metropolitan University (Ryerson), McGill, Dalhousie, University of Calgary, and University of British Columbia, giving them hands-on experience engaging in R&D practice as part of a larger team.
We acknowledge the support of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).