Graduate/Student Achievements

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017 – 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Student Achievement Metrics

  • Degree completion rate of 96% – 100% over the last five years.
  • Job placement rateĀ  of 94-100% three month post program completion. Although most students maintain full-time employment while in the Program, most graduates also report moving into new positions while in the Program or within six to twelve months after graduation. This finding is in keeping with the results of the 2013 alumni survey of graduates from 1979 to 2013, in which 94% of respondents either agreed or strongly agreed that completing the Program had helped them achieve their objectives when they enrolled. In addition, 80% were still working in health care.
  • Student preparedness and satisfaction, as measured in the final Program evaluation. About 90% of 2013/14 respondents rated themselves as competent to very competent in all 14 critical competencies. One hundred percent said they were either satisfied or strongly satisfied with the Program. (2014/15 data will be available in January 2016.)

Graduate Achievement Metrics

Over the past five years, the job placement rate has ranged from 94-100%:

  • The majority of graduates responding to a 2013 survey of graduates for the previous three years worked in the not-for-profit health care sector, with only one graduate working outside health care.
  • More than half of the graduates were employed in the hospital sector (acute care, rehabilitation, complex continuing care, speciality, or mental health).
  • The second largest employers were government and government-related agencies, such as the Local Health Integration Networks – the regional health authorities responsible for planning, funding, and integrating (but not delivering) health care services in Ontario.

Graduates worked in a variety of roles:

  • 10% had obtained or were continuing in positions at the senior executive level
  • 71% were progressing to or maintaining positions at the managing staff and senior staff levels
  • 7% were practicing physicians with leadership responsibilities
  • 8% were entering early career positions, for example, business analysts

The diversity and distribution of positions is commensurate with the diversity of work experience of students entering the Program. It also reflects the progression of Program graduates over time into positions of increasing responsibility across health care.