HSA welcomes program to expedite MRI technologist training
With growing shortages of specialized health care professionals causing unsustainable workload issues and affecting the quality and timeliness of patient care in BC, Health Sciences Association welcomes a new provincial program to help MRI technologist students graduate earlier and enter the workforce sooner.
The program will support training and recruitment of badly-needed MRI technologists but providing bursaries to students in training at British Columbia Institute of Technology, with support from the ministries of Health and Advanced Education, Skills and Training.
“The workload and shortages crisis in diagnostic imaging, as in many specialized health care professions, is truly reaching a critical point,” said HSA President Kane Tse. “Shortages that were bad before the pandemic have come to be much, much worse, and the union has been working with government to find solutions.”
“We’re pleased the BC government has responded to our concerns with a program that will begin to increase the recruitment of professionals in this area.”
More information on the program will be provided by HSA shortly.