After debuting our new hands-on training course this weekend to augment the virtual training component of our Foundation Courses, the positive results and feedback have assured us that current challenges have been a blessing in disguise for our all-encompassing medical aesthetics training program.

Safety in expert training 

In premieres of our newly reshaped Foundation Course 4 in Hands-on Mentoring, THMA Consulting expert trainers donned protective equipment to safely and effectively train participants Thornhill and in Winnipeg.

The new Course 4 includes a half-day 4-hour review of both Course 1 and Course 2 with an advanced focus on practical skills.

The full Hands-on Mentoring on the second day  includes procedure preparation and significant time for injecting selected models under direct supervision of an expert mentor.

READ: Full details on the new virtual and in-person components of Foundation Courses training

Melissa Pichora and Tynessa Wells, with virtual training in our Foundation Courses already under their belts, completed their medical aesthetics education with Course 4 training from THMA Consulting member and expert trainer Jessica Jabob in Winnipeg.

“Jessica was so informative and helpful,” Melissa said in an email to us. “Your course has been so informative and I have learned so much. What an amazing day!”

The virus that locked us inside for three months definitely made us innovate and reshape our education approach to medical aesthetics training.  And, as it turns out, for the better.

Course 4 includes a practical review of virtual training in Facial Anatomy

We first adapted to the new normal in training by offering our three Foundation Courses on Zoom. Once given the go-ahead from public health officials, the in-person component would tie all the training together and ensure that participants are comfortable with assessing patients and treating them safely with confidence and precision.

The early feedback supports us on that and for providing training with the utmost in personal health safety.

Congratulations to Amber Babcock and Amanda Johnson 

In Thornhill, Amber Babcock told us she spent two years researching training programs and talking to other nurses, and all roads led her to THMA Consulting.

Amanda Johnson came to us following completion of another training program that didn’t give her the confidence needed to injection properly.

Amanda felt that she needed more guidance with dermal fillers because she was not trained on cannula technique and needed more in-depth knowledge on the anatomy and a greater understanding on how to recognize and manage complications.

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We are proud of all four participants in Thornhill and Winnipeg for being the first to complete this newly reshaped training course.

The twin components of the THMA Consulting courses will continue to form the structure of our training program going forward. In part, that’s because the coronavirus is going to be with us for a lot longer. But it’s also apparent that this spilt structure of our comprehensive and efficient training program is well researched and well received.

We are doing more Hands-on Mentoring in July and later in August for participants who have already completed their virtual training. We are doing this training for only two or three people at a time, which will give new practitioners a more intimate and involved educational experience.

Course 4: Hands-on Mentoring will also be offered offered in Ottawa, Winnipeg, Vancouver, Calgary and New Brunswick  later this summer and early fall.

Our next virtual training courses are scheduled for August and September, with more to be added to our training and events calendar in the following months.