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As part of The Michener Institute of Education at UHN, The UHN International Centre for Education™ (UHN ICE™) seeks to innovate and educate without borders. UHN ICE leverages a wide range of expertise across the organization to build educational programs and relationships that will translate into high quality care.

NOTICE: Due to COVID-19, 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.

Please check our COVID-19 information site for further details and updates.

Education Spotlight

The Personalized Learning Program™ (PLP™) at University Health Network

The PLP is a fully customizable, observership-based program designed to meet your learning goals and objectives. No 2 PLPs are exactly the same! Through the PLP, we are able to leverage various resources and expertise throughout UHN that will enhance the learning experience. We work closely with host program(s) and learners to develop an Education Plan, outlining the activities of the PLP which are meant to meet your learning objectives. Learners receive a UHN-Michener Certificate of Completion at the end of the program.

PLP can be organized in most clinical and administrative programs across all UHN sites. Learn more or to apply for the PLP!

NEW! Personalized Learning Program™ in High Reliability and Quality Improvement!

This PLP provides a unique opportunity for an on-the-ground view of implementing High Reliability principles at Canada's largest academic health sciences centre. Since UHN is still at the early stages of our journey to become a High Reliability Organization (HRO), this provides a rich learning experience for those who are interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the structures, strategies and resources to take patient safety and quality of care to the next level.  

During the High Reliability and Quality Improvement PLP, you will:Caring Safely Logo

  • Discover how UHN embeds high reliability principles throughout our organization, from governance structures to the point-of-care
  • Attend UHN's mandatory leadership training on "High Reliability Leadership Methods"
  • Observe daily huddles and the cascade of information from clinical units, to programs, to hospital sites, to UHN executives, within 3 hours every day, creating situational awareness across UHN's health system
  • Meet Patient Partners who are involved in planning, designing and oversight of UHN's high reliability and QI initiatives
  • Participate in key meetings and activities related to the implementation of one of UHN's organization-wide Quality Improvement projects to reduce preventable harm e.g., Falls, Surgical Site Infections, Escalation of Care
  • Follow a safety event from initial report to full Root Cause Analysis
  • Access to subject matter experts and key leaders to answer your questionsand...
  • and much more!
  • For further inquiries, please contact

    To apply for a PLP in High Reliability and Quality Improvement, please visit the PLP Online Application

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