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At the heart of everything we do at UHN are our Healthcare Professionals. Refer a patient to one of our 12 medical programs. Learn more about the resources and opportunities available for professional growth.
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.
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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.
Observers will adhere to all applicable UHN restrictions and Public Health restrictions in place at the time of their Observership. Due to the fluctuating nature of the pandemic, restrictions on in-person activities, meetings, and gatherings will be adjusted based on community and hospital COVID-19 activity. UHN cares for numerous vulnerable patient populations and healthcare human resources may be stretched to meet clinical demands. Therefore, caution must be exercised. Decisions concerning Observerships are based on UHN policy.
All best endeavors will be made to present your observership as represented on the website. The University Health Network and its agents reserve the right to alter without prior notice, any of the arrangements, schedules, plans or other items relating to the observership, for any cause beyond its reasonable control. The University Health Network, Observerships Office and Conference Services are not liable for any loss or inconvenience caused as a result of such alteration. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, the University Health Network, Observerships Office and Conference Services do not accept responsibility for loss of monies caused by delays or cancellation. The University Health Network, Observerships Office and Conference Services do not cover individuals against cancellations of bookings of flights and accommodations.
In-person observers: please monitor your own health status and do not attend if you are symptomatic in any way. Vaccinations are required at all University Health Network sties. Observers must be prepared to show proof of vaccination when asked at the entrance and wear a mask at all times.
Please check our COVID-19 information site for further details and updates.
The Virtual Learning Program is a
fully customizable program designed to meet your unique learning goals! Through the Virtual Learning Program, learners can:
For more information about the Virtual Learning Program or to schedule a consultation, email us at
My observership with Dr. Quereshy was an incredible experience! His ability to make his patients feel safe, his ability to teach trainees, and his time management skills are things that I look up to and will aspire to incorporate into my own career one day. This observership taught me a lot and sparked an interest in general surgery."– Observership, General Surgery
I quickly realized the focus on interprofessional teamwork and collaboration at UHN. With the learning I attained here, I hope to develop a similar structure to enable our teams to better collaborate."- PLP, Education Leadership and Organizational Development
I had good exposure to advanced techniques in Urology and observed excellent interpersonal relationships."PLP, Urology
Dr. Peter Slinger has tremendous experience in my field of interest. He was patient with all my questions even when he was busy with his work. It was an honour to see him work up close."- Observership, Anesthesia
To inquire about future learning opportunities, or if you would like to discuss a potential partnership with UHN ICE, please email us at
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