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Newsletter – September 2019

“Voice of Change” by Mark Vasquez, HCA graduate 2019: My VOICE OF CHANGE is a product of my experiences in the past. I didn’t believe that I would be able to overcome the turmoil of poverty, discrimination, and rejection……

Grad invites are out!: It’s time to prepare for our Fall Graduation Ceremony on October 25th. Anyone in batches included in this celebration should have received an email from Miranda by now with details. If you were expecting an invite and did not receive, please call Miranda or Kyra at 604-629-0196.

Jirah Refuerzo, international student at Drake Medox: My first impressions of the ESL Program was that it would be boring for me because I thought I was good enough in my English. However, in the program, I learned a lot about grammar in writing and also about reading…..

Welcome to the DMC family, Avneet!

Avneet is the newest member of the Drake Medox family! She is excited to come on board the team and build herself with DMC. She loves being around students who want to learn and improve…..

Newsletter – August 2019

“A Story of Determination” by Melinda Parayno: There were 9 children, including me. My mother told me I needed to help with my siblings and I could not go to school anymore. I was still young and I wanted to continue……

Healthcare Students Get Creative: A Sunday Combo class recently wrote encouraging messages to their future clients, putting the message to music. “When you feel down and lonely…. when the world just shuts you down… and no-one is around …I’ll be beside you and we can talk it all out.”

Helping the developing world: Fund raising for the Hunger- Free campaign and supporting artists in South America.

Great Job Everyone!

DMC student gives back….Yei is originally from Sierra Leone, West Africa. While living in a refugee camp after their civil war, she received a small business loan from World Vision to support her dressmaking…..

Newsletter – July 2019

“I am a woman and a mother” poem by ESL/HCA Alumni Ruby  Mainit: I wonder if they will understand that I have worries. I hear them saying mothers are though all the time. I see what they mean because I am strong…..

Congratulations to the June 2019 Graduates: Drake Medox College held it’s Summer graduation on June 28th at the Italian Cultural Center on Slocan St. Vancouver. There were 205 GRADUATES in attendance along with their guests for a total of 552 attendees!

What is student life like at Drake Medox College?: Unsure what to expect when inquiring about the 3 programs the Drake Medox College specializes in? Let us walk you through…..

Program Orientation & Student Loan Orientation

Once registered you will be booked for your Program Orientation with Miranda and if you are availing of a student loan, a student loan orientation with Patricia. Miranda will walk you through the online platform for those choosing the combined delivery program method and everyone will be introduced to the Drake Medox College Practice Labs for foundational skills orientation to the equipment used.

Newsletter – June 2019

Let’s hear it from Rowena Renon!!!: To recall my journey during my CSW Program, there were lots of ups and downs. There was a time that I wanted to give up….

Graduates take a bow!:Drake Medox College Summer graduation is on June 28th at the Italian Cultural Center on Slocan St. Vancouver. Make sure to mark your calendar to not miss the party. For all the hard work and sacrifices you did to achieve a career in health care, GRADUATES take a Bow!

English – News and Views

Students are working hard in the ESL classes and the preparation classes. Through interesting classes activities they are developing effective listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. In ESL, we have completed a module on food and nutrition are now studying aspects of Human Motivation.

DCM students and friends rally to the course

Again this year, a wonderful group of adult healthcare students, instructor and friends will walk together in world vision’s 6k for water. On Sunday morning June 16th this motivated group will come together for this worthy cause.

Newsletter – April 2019

April – Autism Awareness Month: In 2007 United Nations General Assembly recognized April 2nd as a World Autism Awareness Day…

Activity Assistant class starts, April 14, 2019. If you have friends who are creative and love working with seniors, tell them we have few seats left and in 4 months their passion will be their career.

Drake Medox College Has Your Back

During the month of April you can register and reserve your seat for only $128!

Gilda Malabanan – CSW Graduate

“I chose Drake Medox College because they offer a very flexible schedule, which allowed me to pursue my new career while working at the same time. A special thanks to Myrine for inspiring me to start. Now, I can finally say I did it!”



Newsletter – February 2019

FEBRUARY 15th GRAD: We look forward to hosting 510 graduates and their guests to an amazing evening of celebration and fun!!

VISIT OUR BOOTH @ GUILDFORD MALL on the lower level outside of H&M on Feb 8-10th & enter to win a FREE SCHOLARSHIP!!! Anyone can enter and winner will be drawn on February 12th.

Let Drake Medox College help fund your next trip!!

Kamal Singh – HCA Graduate

“I chose DMC mainly because of its reputation and teaching expertise in the field of HCA. Also, because their fee is reasonable and they offer a lot of support to students.”



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Human Resources Coordinator
Greater Vancouver Community Services Society

Success Story

Program: ESL / HCA
Drake Medox College helped me to achieve my main goal – to become a Healthcare Assistant. They helped me also to become more confident in aspects of speaking and understanding. The ESL-HCA Program at Drake Medox College is the best study program I’ve been to. My Instructors were very supportive.