TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 25, 2014) - CDI College has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Faculty of Medicine at St. Martinus University in Curaçao. The MOU will allow Canadian students the opportunity to complete a pre-medical program recognized by the University at CDI College's Mississauga campus.
"Offering the pre-medical program in Ontario will provide a pathway to students looking to study medicine internationally. In addition, faculty and students will benefit from collaborating on course design and outcomes with a respected international University," said Don Thibert, regional director of operations at CDI College.
"With the growing demand for healthcare professionals, we feel our collaborative efforts with St. Martinus University will make a significant impact on continuing to build our intellectual talent of medical professionals." said Rodney D'Souza, Mississauga campus director.
With this new agreement, CDI College and the St. Martinus University, Faculty of Medicine, Curaçao hope to develop further international opportunities that will provide CDI College staff and students the opportunity to exchange learning and benefit from increased collaboration between these two leaders in post-secondary education.
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About CDI College
CDI College, Canada's leader in career training, has been helping students achieve career goals and aspirations for more than 40 years. With 26 campus locations across Canada, CDI College offers more than 50 industry-influenced diploma programs in the fields of business, technology, healthcare, early childhood education, legal studies and art and design. CDI College's practical, hands-on learning experiences prepare students to enter the working world with the skills they need to succeed.
About St. Martinus University, Faculty of Medicine, Curaçao
St. Martinus University Faculty of Medicine (SMUFOM) was chartered in 2000 on the island of Curaçao. Curaçao, with its Dutch influence, is a melting pot of North American, European, and Latin American cultures. In 2010, St. Martinus University came under its current ownership. At St. Martinus University, we are passionate about quality education. Students are educated with a combination of text and cadavers in order to simultaneously provide theory and an understanding of course material. SMUFOM is a premier academic medical school with a mission to provide excellence in education, research, and medical care. SMUFOM offers students a small class-size environment, personal attention, and the tools needed to succeed in a rigorous pre-medical or medical program.