Canadian Health System study abroad

Date: 2022 August 8th-12th in Ottawa, Canada

September 21, 2022

This course brought together students from Central Michigan University and Texas Woman’s University with Canadian institutions, health providers and experts at various academic levels, which we hope allowed for personal growth and rich exchange of ideas. 

The summer in 2022, we had honor to lead two group of American graduate and postgraduate students for a study abroad course about the Canada’s health system in Ottawa, Sweden. This is a faculty-led program that we have collaborated with Central Michigan University and Texas Woman’s University for some years now. We are very glad and excited about that we could finally start a new run after two year’s pandemic time.

About this course

This international health course offers opportunities to develop cross-cultural competencies for students with health care experience. The objective of the 5 day program in Ottawa is to provide an overview of health care delivery in Canada focusing on Ontario and local Ottawa institutions. It is divided into four broad themes:

• Federal and Provincial Roles (Health Canada, CIHI, PHAC, Ministry of Health Ontario and Ontario Health)

• Local Health Care Teams (TOH, Sandy Hill CHC, Bruyère and Ottawa Health)

• Special Health Care Situations focused on indigenous Health and Immigrant Health (Indigenous Affairs FNIB, Wabano, Ottawa New Comers Health)

• Challenges and Future Possibilities for the System focused on Health HR and Innovation

This course will bring together students from Central Michigan University and Texas Woman’s University with Canadian institutions, health providers and experts at various academic levels, which we hope will allow for personal growth and rich exchange of ideas.