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Meet Our Instructors

Meet Our Instructors

Raquel Alvela

HCA: CLINICAL INSTRUCTOR Raquel achieved her Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy in the Philippines before immigrating to Canada. She began her career here as a live-in caregiver and didn’t waste any time re-establishing herself within BC’s Healthcare system. Graduating as class valedictorian from Drake Medox College’s HCA program, and then from her LPN program … Read More

Virginia Carino

Virginia Carino

HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT PROGRAM (HCA) Virginia originally obtained her nursing training in the Philippines, and then began her career in Canada as a Licensed Practical Nurse nine years ago. She remains very active and current in her profession working as a Care Coordinator in a seniors’ residence. She joined the Drake Medox College team as … Read More

Cindy Cook

Cindy Cook

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROGRAMS Working with HCA and ESL-HCA students from different areas of the globe at Drake Medox College has been an incredibly rewarding experience for Cindy. Upon earning a Degree in Education and a Specialist Qualification in Teaching English as a Second Language at the University of Toronto, she took her knowledge, skills and … Read More

Taranjeet Dhaliwal

Taranjeet K Dhaliwal

COMMUNITY SUPPORT WORKER PROGRAM For the past twenty-five years Taranjeet has been working and teaching in the developmental/intellectual disabilities field, where she has been focusing on “community living” and “community inclusion” components of this diverse field. Learning is at the heart of all teaching, and Taranjeet has espoused this philosophy in her own personal and … Read More

Harjeet Dhillon

HEALTHCARE ASSISTANT PROGRAM (HCA) Harjeet  began her career in 2008 as an LPN, and has worked in a variety of health care settings including convalescent and long term care.  She enjoys providing care for the elderly in particular with a passion for making a positive difference in the lives of those she serves.  She furthered her … Read More

Nancy Guzman

HCA: CLINICAL INSTRUCTOR Nancy began her career in Nursing in 1979, and spent many years working in hospital delivery and operating rooms abroad before immigrating to Canada; she is currently a Licenced Practical Nurse. Whether she is teaching an HCA class or facilitating practicum Nancy holds her students to the highest standards of conduct. She … Read More

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EMPLOYER TESTIMONIAL

“We highly regard Community Support Work related schooling/credentials when making hiring decisions. The schooling indicates to us that applicants have some systematic training in the field and are passionate about quality care; this means they are likely to be high performers and stay longer because they fully understand what the job involves. Retention is a huge consideration, those that are likely to stay longer will always be highly sought after as it takes time to build working relationships and relationships with person served.”

Robin W.
HR Generalist
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“As you probably are aware by now, most of my recent hires are from your college, and I am very happy with the performance and work ethics of your graduates. They are very responsive, caring and have a solid knowledge by the time they enter the workforce.

Kudos to you and to your organization.

With much respect,”

Leo Monterola
Director of Care
Retirement Concepts Guildford Seniors Village


“Please find attached the attendance and evaluations for all of the students who completed their practicum with us from February 8th – 15th. It was great to speak with their buddies because they all had such positive feedback, and really enjoyed working with the students. We really enjoy having the students here, and we look forward to working with you more in the future!”

Anja Meier
Human Resources Coordinator
Greater Vancouver Community Services Society

Success Story

I chose Drake Medox not only as the waiting period was shorter compared to other colleges but it was recommended to me by some of my friends. I am already huge advocate of Drake Medox College, not for the referral benefits but because of the good quality and hands-on teaching environment that I had experienced during my time as a student. I am now more confident in applying all that I've learnt to my current role and have Drake Medox to thank for that.

~ RONALD SUREAL - HCA