UHN is an internationally recognized leader in exemplary patient care, research and education. As one of Canada's largest academic hospitals, we recognize that a strong commitment to education and quality improvement is integral to high quality health care. This commitment to education and continuous improvement is also reflected in how we see The Michener Institute of Education of UHN: "We are all teaching. We are all learning." The Michener Institute of Education of UHN features several world renowned Centres of Excellence in Education, with foci in education research, simulation and interprofessional education. UHN ICE is one of these six Centres of Excellence.
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Advanced Imaging and Education Centre (AIEC) is dedicated to providing the highest standard of quality education to the student who will participate in the advanced imaging workshops incorporating computed tomography courses in cardiac, neurological, abdominal and vascular imaging. Based at Toronto General Hospital, the AIEC provides access to a databank of more than 3000 cases including CT coronary angiography (64 and 320 row MDCT), PET CT, thoraco-abdominal and peripheral vascular CTA, and virtual colonograhpy.
Centre for Interprofessional Education (CIPE) is a strategic partnership between the University of Toronto and the Toronto Academic Health Sciences Network with the University Health Network as lead hospital. The Centre provides IPE opportunities to pre-entry to practice students and practice-based health professionals at our affiliated hospitals and community clinical placements and aims to lead the advancement of IPE through education, practice and research initiatives.
de Souza Institute, health care professionals obtain the specialized skills to guide and help cancer patients throughout their journey (prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, survivorship and palliation). Courses offered by the institute are primarily online with the occasional course through videoconferencing, webcasting or in-person. The institute has built strong partnerships with provincial and national organizations including Cancer Care Ontario, Canadian Nurses Association, Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology, and cancer agencies across Canada.
HoPingKong Centre for Excellence in Education and Practice (CEEP) is dedicated to improving medical education at the bedside through innovation and scholarship. The Centre's purpose is to educate physicians for scholarly careers in General Internal Medicine and train the next generations of doctors who teach. CEEP is committed to pioneering new ways of using high fidelity simulation for teaching clinical skills and in emphasizing the importance of the art of medicine.
The combination of telecommunications with simulation has allowed our professional staff to mentor peers around the world. Dr. Allan Okrainec, a minimally-invasive surgeon and Head of the Department of General Surgery at UHN, has developed this Centre dedicated to remotely training international surgeons in under-resourced areas. Through the integration of technology, clinical practice, and education, the Temerty-Chang Telesimulation Centre for
Telesimulation and Innovation in Medical Education, have trained more than 100 doctors in laparoscopic surgery. The Centre has trained surgeons in countries including Peru, Botswana, Nigeria and Ethiopia. By the end the prescribed training program, surgeons in developing countries have obtained the skills to perform minimally invasive surgeries with improved patient safety and outcomes.
Wilson Centre is an academic partnership between the University of Toronto and The Michener Institute of Education of UHN, and is engaged in theoretical and applied research dedicated to advancing the understanding and practice of education in the health professions. Scientists and researchers of the Centre are engaged in research that addresses topics ranging from the training and evaluation of basic surgical skills and clinical knowledge, to the acquisition and understanding of professional competencies such as communication, self-regulation, and interprofessional practice.
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