February 21, 2020
RebalanceMD Named UVic’s Co-Op Employer Of The Year for 2019
We were honoured to accept this award based on our many years of working along side the co-op program at The University of Victoria and their students. A few words from the awards ceremony which describe our ongoing involvement:
Dynamic immersive learning is a key ingredient for success. The patient-centric, musculoskeletal care centre brings together physicians, kinesiologists, physical therapists, pedorthists and orthopaedic surgeons under one roof to simplify and enrich the patient experience. For co-op students, this means connecting with a diverse group of health professionals and gaining a multidisciplinary understanding of patient care.
RebalanceMD is a rare employer—clinical placements in recreation and kinesiology positions are often unpaid, but the company is committed to nurturing the next generation of health professionals and has hired 21 co-op students into paid positions for the past 7 years. It has also welcomed students from diverse academic backgrounds, ranging from kinesiology and recreation and health education to visual arts, commerce and English. Each year, Rebalance MD also hosts over 60 medical students and residents for their orthopaedic and family practice placements through UVic and UBC.
Students regularly provide glowing feedback about their time at RebalanceMD and the opportunity to work directly with clients and diverse practitioners. This holistic approach, combined with mentorship and career development support, gives students the chance to think critically and deepen their knowledge of musculoskeletal issues and rehabilitation techniques.
RebalanceMD has established itself as an employer of choice for UVic co-op students as well as alumni, many of whom return to the company for their first professional career position after graduation.
Each year, UVic co-operative education (co-op) students complete more than 4,250 co-op work terms in Victoria, across Canada and around the world. The dynamic, hands-on learning that students gain through these experiences is often transformative thanks to the mentorship and opportunity provided by our 1,350 partner employers.
Many employers go above and beyond to support students’ professional experiences—each year, we recognize employers who have provided extraordinary learning opportunities to UVic co-op students.