​​The Clinical Education portfolio spans all of UHN's clinical sites (hospitals and more). The UHN Clinical Education team includes the Wightman-Berris Academy (medical students), UHN Postgraduate Medical Education (medical residents and fellows), and Learner Services (across professions). This team supports thousands of clinical learners from dozens of healthcare professions and many different schools throughout their experiential learning journey. As a leading teaching hospital, UHN recognizes that a high-quality learning environment is enabled through exceptional teaching and learning by building skills for teaching and learning (Clinical Educational Development) individually and collaboratively (Clinical Interprofessional Education and Care) with TeamUHN.

Given the changing needs of patients, healthcare workers, learners and the health care systems, new and innovative models of teaching and learning are regularly developed and implemented across UHN in collaboration with our education partners. For example, UHN is a partner in the Nipissing University Scholar Practitioner Program, an innovative second-degree BScN nursing program that is completely embedded within point-of-care practice settings including UHN. Individuals may also be supported to learn through observing at UHN via the UHN Clinical Observership Program.

Teaching and learning across UHN needs to be enabled by current, high-quality knowledge and information expertise; the ability to mobilize knowledge for caring, discovery, learning and decision-making is the mandate of our library network. The UHN Library Network is one of the largest in Canada and includes health sciences academic libraries across UHN Hospital sites, providing expert information leadership across UHN and beyond.

Clinical Learners at UHN

Includes all clinical students, residents, interns, fellows.

UHN welcomes nearly 6,000 learners each year from around the world, through our affiliations with many institutions of higher learning. Our principal affiliation is with University of Toronto and the Michener Institute of Education at UHN; however, we have formal teaching arrangements with more than 120 institutions.

We are pleased to welcome you as a learner at UHN.

Clinical Educational Development

Supporting Clinical Teachers. Teaching and learning is central to our work every day.

Teachers at UHN cross all professions and roles and work in clinical practice, research and many other portfolios and programs. Everyone at UHN plays a critical role in supporting the learning of students, residents, fellows, healthcare professionals, peers, patients and families, the public and many others. Learn more about enabling learning through Clinical Educational Development.

Clinical Interprofessional Education and Care (IPE)

Teaching and learning about, from and with each other.

University Health Network, in partnership with Centre for Advancing Collaborative Healthcare and Education (CACHE), is committed to providing team-based learning for learners of all kinds to foster collaborative care.

Visit Interprofessional Education for more information about interprofessional learning opportunities.

Nipissing, School of Nursing: Scholar Practitioner Program

University Health Network is proud to collaborate with our academic partner, Nipissing University, located in North Bay, Ontario and SickKids Hospital to facilitate an innovative second-degree compressed BScN nursing program, which is embedded within point-of-care practice settings amongst Toronto and surrounding academic health care teaching facilities.

Clinical Observership Program

Each year, UHN welcomes more than 1500 clinical observers to UHN across all of UHN's clinical sites through the UHN Clinical Observership Program.

Hospital Libraries

Mobilizing knowledge for care, discovery, learning and decision-making.

Health Sciences Libraries are located at all UHN hospital sites, providing the most current research and information resources to physicians, researchers, leaders, staff, learners and more.

Information Specialists (Medical Librarians) are assigned and dedicated to specific client groups. They provide literature searches, in-depth reference and research, individual and group training sessions, and clinical librarian support, and collection development.

In addition, our library staff is available at all sites to assist with any questions about our collections or book borrowing and document delivery services.

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