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Dr. Mostaufi MD ( Radiology) Iran, ARDMS (Registered Sonographer), Sonography Canada (appeared)

30, Nov 2016

"I would like to express my feeling about Canadian Institute for Advanced Education. I am very happy for having the opportunity to take ultrasound course in this Institute. I believe CIFAE is unique in training hands on sonography not only in Calgary but also in the whole Canada. I was really lucky for knowing about this institute. As an IMG, I was interested in working as a medical sonographer but I found it difficult without having Canadian training. So, I started trying to look for any opportunity   to learn the Canadian ultrasound protocols in order to be ready for ARDMS & Sonography Canada Skill Exam and job assessment interviews. I took a four month course here at Canadian Institute for Advanced Education but I was given more than enough time to practice a lot on Canadian protocols. I also learned more than enough about MSK and Vascular ultrasound. I have passed my all licencing exams after the training & achieved ARDMS(Registered Sonographer). Now I am working & I have a very decent stable high paid full time permanent job with dignity & extraordinary employment benefits to maintain my family in a strong way. I am very proud. Just a short time after finishing the course and the exams. I would like to appreciate Dr. Gulshan (Chair & CEO at Canadian Institute for Advanced Education) who taught and guided me to be more competent and confident in my performance. I absolutely recommend Canadian Institute for Advanced Education for IMGs who want to work as a medical sonographer in Canada. CIFAE provides bridge courses for IMGs to become ready for ARDMS and Sonography Canada exams and gives them skills to work as a medical sonographer in Canada. I wish a great success for both Canadian Institute for Advanced Education and its students!"

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Dr. Inas MD (Radiology) Egypt, ARDMS (Registered Sonographer)

"WOW  I am working as a full time permanent in the position of Medical Sonographer. I am so impressed and delighted with my success. Excellent friendliness is why I chose to come to Canadian Institute for Advanced Education. I would like to express my sincere appreciation to Dr. Gulshan and her Canadian Institute for Advanced Education. It just felt right. The whole experience has been great and I am very happy and proud with my success. Thank you Dr. Gulshan (Chair & CEO at Canadian Institute for Advanced Education). I am very impressed with your personality, your best qualities are enthusiasm, friendliness, professionalism and quality of training which made me change my life, to start my Ultrasound career with the starting salary of $95,000.00 + joining bonus + relocation fees with so many benefits after getting this type of ultrasound training at Canadian Institute for Advanced Education here in Calgary, AB.

Upon completion of a program, the student is eligible to apply for a choice of certifying exams given by the Sonography Canada & ARDMS.

I started my Ultrasound training program for couple of months at Canadian Institute for Advanced Education. I passed my all licencing exams after the training and achieved ARDMS (Registered Sonographer). Being an IMG (International Medical Graduate) and Radiologist from Egypt. I had been dreaming over past 10 years in my Canadian life while between procures and working as a very low wage casual retailer in different stores. Now I have a very decent stable high paid full time permanent job with dignity, to maintain my family in a strong way.

Thank you once again Dr. Gulshan and her Canadian Institute for Advanced Education with her tem to make my dream true!"

Dr. Cristina MD, (Radiology) Romania, ARDMS(Registered Sonographer),

"I would like to share my helpful experience with Canadian Institute for Advanced Education. I am a radiologist from Romania and I have been in Canada as a permanent resident for almost three (3) years. I knew before my immigration that becoming a radiologist in Canada would be probably impossible, so I came here mentally prepared to challenge the plan B, which was to become a sonographer. I had that in mind because of my back home experience in the Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound field. Finding the way to achieve my goal was more difficult than I expected. The lack of information, professional advice and the connections were some of the obstacles I met during my research. Finally , after I passed my written exams with Sonography Canada, I found out that the next step toward licensing was to pass a skills exam which supposed knowing the Canadian protocols of Scanning. At this point I was stuck, because I could not find anyone to teach me those protocols. I could say it was the right timing when I met Dr. Gulshan (Founder President & CEO at Canadian Institute for Advanced Education), and I gladly learned that she was about to open an Ultrasound Training Institute . Of course, I was one of the first students ! In my case it was appropriate to take the crash course which was most helpful and consequently I managed to pass my skills and challenging exams.

At Canadian Institute for Advanced Education beside my hands-on training in all ultrasound modalities like in Abdomen, Pelvis, Obstetric and Gynecology , small parts, Thyroid, Vascular, MSKs and more, I was taught didactic theories to prepare and pass my ARDMS and Canadian Clinical Skills Assessment (CCSA).  I have also benefitted from a friendly, professional and very knowledgeable environment of teaching. One of the most important piece of advice I have received from Dr. Gulshan was to challenge the exams with American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography in order to increase my chances to get hired and I was provided with all necessary documents and CVs to write the ARDMS exams.. With the strong support received at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Education, within very short time, I passed my SPI, Abdomen and Obs/Gyn  successfully and became a registered ARDMS Sonographer. Now I am very proud as a Registered Sonographer. I would like to mention the guidance given to me in the process of applying for a job. for this reason, I was selected for interviews with a few Diagnostic Imaging Centres here in Calgary, AB, and I am very positive about getting employment within very short time.

I would recommend Canadian Institute for Advanced Education to anyone interested in a career in Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound. From my experience and knowledge it is the best opportunity for an IMGs  (International Medical Graduates ) and Allied Health Professionals in Western Canada at this time. I wish her all success in life.  Thank you Dr. Gulshan for your immense help to guide me with the proper direction and made me successful!

Really I am  very proud to be a student of Canadian Institute for Advanced Education and hoping everybody gets benefited from the awesome jobs done by its' team! Personally I appreciate Dr. Gulshan & her CIFAE team are committed to doing everything possible to help students succeed!"

Dr. Azhar Shaista

"Studying at Canadian Institute for Advanced Education has shown me strengths in my character that I never thought I had. I have gained confidence in my abilities which has encouraged me to pursue a career as a Medical Sonographer."