Our Students

TMC is a practice which supports students from the Midwifery Education Program and the International Midwifery Pre-Registration Program (IMPP).  Our students come from McMaster University, Ryerson University, Laurentian University.

Depending on their level of study they may be with us for 1 month to 1 year. Our midwifery students are assigned to one midwife or a grouping of midwives and their clients. They learn their midwifery clinical skills by attending Michael Garron Hospital rounds, clinic, births and postpartum visits. These are our current students!

Mary Dirmeitis

Mary Dirmeitis student midwife

My name is Mary Dirmeitis and I am a fourth year midwifery student at Laurentian University. I am both humbled and excited to do my final clinical placement at the Midwives’ Clinic of East York – Don Mills and I am thankful to all of the parents and families for the privilege of being involved in your care.  I will be following Christie Lockheart and Jennifer Gardiner’s clients.

My interest in pregnancy and birth began in my previous degree in International Development and Political Studies. Prior to midwifery school, I worked and volunteered as a doula in Toronto and GTA. When I’m not studying, I love to garden, travel, read, and drink coffee. I look forward to getting to know you and your families in the coming months!





 Jenny Knoll

 Hey! My name is Jenny Knoll and I am a senior midwifery student doing my final year placement at Midwives’ Clinic of East York Don Mills. I was born in Toronto and I currently attend McMaster University, and I also have a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from McGill University.

My passion for midwifery grew out of an interest in global health and women’s reproductive issues, and a desire for a more practical career. Through my time in clinical placements I have come to love sharing information in prenatal and postpartum visits, learning about different cultures and family approaches to pregnancy and birth, and attending deliveries at home and in hospital. I have done midwifery placements in Rwanda and South Africa and I hope to split my time between working in Canada and internationally once I am a registered midwife.

In my spare time I also work in obstetrics research, and I love cooking, running, and exploring the outdoors. I look forward to working with you! I will be starting at the beginning of May and will be following Sarah Leslie, Tracy Gerster, Kirsten Taylor’s clients.



Sarah Wood

Sarah Wood student midwife

My name is Sarah Wood and I am in my final year of the Midwifery Education Program at McMaster University. I am excited to join The Midwives’ Clinic of East York-Don Mills for my senior year and feel privileged to be part of your care! I will be following Mehran Bordbar, Simone Rosenberg and Melinda Levy’s clients starting in the beginning of May.

For as long as I can remember I have been interested in pursuing a career in healthcare, which led me to complete my Bachelor of Nursing Science degree at Queen’s University. I’ve always been most interested in obstetrics and women’s health, and after learning more about midwifery on a trip to Australia, I felt drawn to the profession. I am excited to be part of a profession that empowers pregnant individuals to make informed choices throughout their pregnancy and birth experience, and I believe all individuals deserve compassionate and patient-centred care.

Outside of midwifery, I am interested in education and have been working in online education and with internationally educated health professionals in Toronto for the past 6 years. I also enjoy spinning, yoga, traveling, and trying new restaurants and coffee shops.

Thank you for allowing me to be involved in your care – I look forward to meeting you!