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​​​​​​​​​​ Brian Hodges
Brian D. Hodges
Executive VP Education and Chief Medical Officer
The Michener Institute of Education at UHN

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Executive message

University Health Network has grown to be one of the largest research and teaching hospital networks in Canada – pioneers in improving the lives of patients. Our long history of health professions education at Toronto General, Toronto Western, Princess Margaret and Toronto Rehab hospitals has consistently advanced the science of education.

In 2016, UHN integrated with The Michener Institute of Applied Health Sciences, bringing together a diploma-granting health care education institution with an academic health sciences network within a single organization for the first time in Canada. Today, as the integrated Michener Institute of Education at UHN, we work to anticipate the health care needs of the future by formally bringing research, education and clinical practice together to improve patient care.

If you are joining us as a learner, welcome! We sincerely hope your experience with The Michener Institute of Education at UHN inspires a passion for lifelong learning.

To our many educators who are living out that passion by teaching and advancing education scholarship every day, thank you for your unique and vital contribution to Canadian health care.

  • Canada’s first integration of a hospital and School of Applied Health Sciences and School of Continuing Education
  • 16,947 full-time and part-time learners across more than 45 health professions
  • Affiliations with more than 90 schools, but primarily with the University of Toronto
  • Nine Centres of Education Excellence
  • 13 academic programs at the School of Applied Health Sciences, including: ​
    • The only fully Accredited Anesthesia Assistant program in Canada
    • One of only two Genetics Technology programs in Canada
    • The only English Chiropody Program in Canada
    • The only Diagnostic Cytology Program in Canada
    • ​Joint programs: UofT (Medical Radiation Science), Laurentian (Radiation), Nipissing (Nursing)

    There are various resources available to help you get to and around UHN, including details about the various sites and in-hospital amenities.

    UHN Shuttle Service

    A free shuttle service runs between Toronto Western and Toronto General Hospitals Monday through Friday.

    The UHN Library Network is one of the largest in Canada and includes health sciences academic libraries across all five campuses (including the hospital-based libraries and the School of Applied Health Sciences Learning Resource Centre), providing expert information leadership across UHN and beyond.

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