Our UHN programs and services are among the most advanced in the world. We have grouped our physicians, staff, services and resources into 10 medical programs to meet the needs of our patients and help us make the most of our resources.
University Health Network is a health care and medical research organization in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The scope of research and complexity of cases at UHN has made us a national and international source for discovery, education and patient care.
Our 10 medical programs are spread across eight hospital sites – Princess Margaret, Toronto General, Toronto Rehab’s five sites, Toronto Western – as well as our education programs through the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. Learn more about the services, programs and amenities offered at each location.
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Effective Monday, March 16,
all unpaid, pre-licensure clinical student placements/learning (including part time and full time placements, on-site half day clinical visits/labs) will be paused.
This pause in placements and all other on-site clinical learning will be in effect until at least until July 6. We recognize that there may be an impact on future placements, and we will look to mitigate this as possible.
As hospitals gain stability in some areas, there may be select opportunities for clinical learners enrolled in academic programs to gain clinical experience in alignment with their learning goals through virtual means.
Support is available to students or by phone and email via the Education Leadership teams at each of the hospital sites, with additional resources on our
Learner Assistance page.
The University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine has decided to cancel all visiting student, resident and fellow elective activity as of
Monday, March 16, 2020.
MD Students – This will include all visiting Canadian and international MD students already here at U of T on elective, as well as those who were to start electives between March 16 – June 28, 2020.
MD Residents & Fellows – All residents and fellows currently here for electives originally scheduled to start prior to March 16, 2020, either under the two-week quarantine or engaged in clinical activity, may complete their elective. Electives that have been scheduled to start between March 16 – June 30, 2020 will be cancelled.
MD residents and fellows at UHN who come for core training – can continue subject to isolation precautions.
Electives within Toronto by Toronto residents are also continuing.
For more information about University of Toronto learners, please see
All Observerships and Personalized Learning Programs (PLPs) at UHN are suspended until further notice. If you have a confirmed start date within March-September 2020, please do not register online. Contact your UHN sponsor directly to reschedule to a later date.
The 2020 Summer Student Program is suspended until further notice.
UHN has suspended all nonessential on-site research activities. This is part of a larger effort across UHN and our peer hospitals in Toronto to limit non-essential and elective activity to focus on the immediate needs posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. It is also being done to support larger community efforts in Toronto and across Canada of more social distancing to slow transmission of the coronavirus.
As of mid-May, planning has begin on restarting research. For more information and updates, please visit
our research site.
Should I continue to come in to UHN for my research visit?
Your safety is a priority to us. Your study team is carefully considering which visits are needed in-person, and which may be done without you coming to UHN, such as by telephone. Your study team will contact you if your visit schedule changes, or if it is best for you to not to stay home.
Please follow the self-screening guidelines for visiting the hospital: If you have a research visit scheduled and have a new or worsening cough, fever, sore throat, shortness of breath (worse than normal), or runny nose please call your study team to see if you should still come to the hospital.
Plan to come early if you are coming to the hospital in person. We are screening all patients and visitors before they come into hospital buildings. There may be line-ups or wait times to get inside. During the screening, you will be stopped at the hospital entrance and asked:
Is it safe to come to the hospital?
At this time, the risk for contracting COVID-19 at the hospital is still considered low.
If the situation changes, will I be notified?
If the risk level changes, your study team will contact you to discuss next steps for any appointments or your ongoing participation. You can also call if you have any questions about the safety of coming to the hospital.
Do I have to come for my research visit? What if I don’t want to?
You are not required to keep your appointment as a research participant. Your participation in a research study is always voluntary. However, there may be safety related concerns with missed study treatments or visits. If you have any concerns about your appointment, or don’t feel comfortable coming to the hospital at this time, please speak with your study team.
What if I have travelled outside of Canada over the past 14 days?
The Government of Canada is currently advising that all people who have travelled outside the country self-isolate for 14 days. However, there may be safety concerns with missed study treatments or visits. If you have travelled outside of Canada within the past 14 days, contact your study team to discuss whether to come in for your visit in person.
Where can I find up to date information from UHN?
The latest information about COVID-19 can be found on our COVID-19 site:
https://www.uhn.ca/covid19. There you will find information about the hospital, as well as reliable information from the
Public Health Agency of Canada, and the
Government of Ontario.
A list of successful proposals that will help front line staff safely manage patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. This $3.25M initiative is supported by the Sinai Health System - University Health Network Academic Medical Organization, and is funded by the Government of Ontario.
List of Successful Proposals
Research Innovation Fund Details
Science of COVID-19 Portal provides educational and clinical resources you can trust in this time of change.
On the Portal, you will find:
Access these resources, and more, on the
Science of COVID-19 Portal.
In the face of this pandemic and seemingly overnight, teaching and learning went virtual – and the volume of information on online pedagogy became overwhelming.
To address this information overload, the UHN-Michener library team and Clinical Education are collaborating with partners from Learning, Innovation & Research (LIR) and The Institute for Education Research (TIER) to curate relevant, reliable sources of information to facilitate knowledge synthesis and mobilization to enable all our teachers and learners to realize the best education and best teaching and learning experience.
Access these resources, and more, on the
Teaching and Learning in the Time of COVID-19 site.