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Have a Professional Health Degree: How to Apply

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If you have a health professional baccalaureate degree, such as a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, from an accredited university or equivalent, as well as significant maternity care experience, then you may be considered for an accelerated stream of the Midwifery Education Program (MEP).

  • The Post-Baccalaureate Program for Health Professionals (PBHP) is typically only offered to a few suitable applicants each year.
  • During the review of your application to the 4-year MEP, you will be identified as holding a previous health professional degree.
  • If you are successful regarding the basic admissions requirements of the MEP and are selected for an interview, you will be formally informed of the PBHP.
  • If you are interested in the PBHP, you will be required to submit detailed information about your relevant past clinical and academic experience in maternity care, on the same day that you attend your interview.
  • Candidacy for the PBHP is conditional on both a successful overall application to the MEP, and relevant educational and work experience.  If you meet these criteria, you will be invited to a PHBP interview.
  • During a PBHP interview, your work history will be reviewed, as well as your readiness to transition into midwifery, and your aptitude to meet the demands of an intensive, condensed program.
  • Meeting criteria does not guarantee an offer of admission, since applicants can outnumber available spots.
  • The PBHP is completed over 6 consecutive semesters (no summer break between year 1 and 2).
  • Applicants offered admission to the PBHP can decide whether to accept it or a place within the 4-year MEP.

It’s important to be aware of the following:

  • The Midwifery Education Program (MEP) is very competitive and has a limited enrolment. There are approximately 30 applicants accepted into the MEP program at each site every year.
  • Successful applicants usually have completed one or more years of university or have equivalent experience before applying.
  • Grades are only one of the components reviewed for entry into this rigorous and rewarding program.
  • You must be a Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident or Protected Person/Convention Refugee living in Canada or in the process of getting your residency status. This program is not available to international students.
  • February 1st is the deadline to submit all required application documents.
  • Applicants with in-progress prerequisite subject(s) must present final or midterm grades by the February 1 deadline.
  • Ryerson midwifery clinical placements and interprofessional placements are primarily within the GTA.

University Studies

If you have completed a degree or are currently enrolled in university, you must meet the following requirements:

  • An Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with six Grade 12 U/M courses including:
    • Grade 12 U English (ENG4U preferred)
    • Biology (SBI4U)
    • Chemistry (SCH4U)
    • One Grade 12 U or M course in Canadian World Studies or the Social Sciences and the Humanities (i.e. history, sociology anthropology, psychology, family studies, geography, law.)
  • Minimum of 75% required in each of the subjects listed above and a minimum of 75% overall average.
  • For applicants who do not meet the required overall average from university, we will consider either of the following:
    • Ten university courses -- regardless of the year of completion -- with grades of at least 75%; or
    • Two years of university with a minimum overall average of 75%.
    • Applicants who have completed less than two years of university studies or less than 10 courses, must have an overall average if at least 75%.

College Studies

If you have completed a diploma at a College of Applied Art and Technology (or equivalent) or if you are currently enrolled, you must meet the following requirements:

  • An Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with six Grade 12 U/M courses including:
    • Grade 12 U English (ENG4U preferred)
    • Biology (SBI4U)
    • Chemistry (SCH4U)
    • One Grade 12 U or M course in Canadian World Studies or the Social Sciences and the Humanities (i.e. history, sociology anthropology, psychology, family studies, geography, law.)
    • Minimum of 75% required in each of the subjects listed above and a minimum of 75% overall average.
  • You must have achieved an overall B in your college courses.

Step 1:  Submit an online application form. Visit Applications and Related Forms for details on which form to use.

Step 2: Submit/Upload Required Documents

  • Once you have received an email acknowledgement of your application from Ryerson, and you have successfully activated your Ryerson Online Identity, you should begin the process of submitting your transcripts and supporting documents through your Choose>Ryerson Applicant Portal, as applicable.
  • Please visit the Document Submission page to determine what documents you are required to submit and how to submit them.

Applications and required documents must be received by February 1.

Voluntary Equity Admissions Self ID and Indigenous Application Process Form

The Midwifery Education Program uses an equity admissions process to support equitable representation of groups underrepresented in the midwifery student body and the midwifery profession in Ontario. 

Applicants who self-identify as Indigenous may also pursue the Indigenous Admissions Process. 

If you wish to submit this form, it must be received by February 1, 2022.

Here’s how to access and submit the voluntary Equity Admissions Self ID Form:

1. Access your Choose>Ryerson Applicant Portal account.

Here's how to access your Choose>Ryerson Applicant Portal account:

a. Get your Ryerson Student Number in the email acknowledgement of your application.

b. Activate your Ryerson Online Identity. Fill in the Activation Form at www.ryerson.ca/accounts/. When asked for your Student/Applicant ID, enter your nine-digit Ryerson Student Number. Keep a record of your user name and password.

c. 24 hours after activating your Ryerson Online Identity, visit the Choose>Ryerson Applicant Portal

2. Click on the button to link to the eForms Centre.

3. Next, click on the eForms Centre tile.

4. Then click on the Midwifery Self ID Form link.

 

Application Status

  • You can track your application through the portal under 'My Application Status' and documents from Ryerson can be found in the 'My Documents' section.
  • It is your responsibility to track the status of your application for admission through the Choose>Ryerson portal.

Personal Interviews

  • Interviews are conducted online.
  • Applicants are asked a series of interview questions and the recorded answers are reviewed by the assessor.
  • Interviews typically focus on a number of areas, including:
    • Motivation to become a midwife
    • Qualities such as empathy, responsibility, flexibility, and self-reflexivity.
    • Awareness of the reality and demands of being a midwifery student and a midwife in Ontario.
    • Skills such as communication, critical thinking, and problem solving.

Post Interview Process 

  • After the interview stage is completed, offers of admissions will be made to approximately 30 successful candidates in early May. Candidates are notified of their admission decisions through their Choose>Ryerson account.
  • A select number of applicants who were not granted admission may be placed on a waiting list.
  • All waiting lists are automatically dissolved at the beginning of the school year (end of the first week of classes). So, if you have not heard from us by then, and are still interested in the MEP at Ryerson, please reapply for admission for the following year.