​​​​The Clinical Education portfolio spans all five campuses of The Michener Institute of Education at UHN. Collectively, this portfolio is committed to enabling high quality experiential learning for all clinical learners across the hospitals of UHN. UHN learners span dozens of healthcare professions from many schools and are supported by a team that enables learners throughout their experiential learning i.e. Wightman-Berris Academy (medical students); UHN Postgraduate Medical Education (medical residents and fellows); Learner Services across professions.

As a leading teaching hospital, UHN recognizes that a high-quality learning environment is enabled through exceptional teaching and learning (building skills for teaching and learning through Clinical Educational Development) individually and collaboratively (Clinical Interprofessional Educ​​​ation and Care). Given the ongoing evolution of Clinical Education, new models of teaching and learning are regularly developed and implemented across The Michener Institute of Education at UHN. For example, The Michener Institute of Education at 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.

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 all five campuses (including the hospital-based libraries and the school), providing expert information leadership across UHN and beyond.

Clinical Learners at UHN

Includes all clinical students, residents, interns, fellows

UHN welcomes nearly 7,000 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 90 institutions.

We are pleased to welcome you as a learner at The Michener Institute of Education at UHN.

Clinical Educational Development

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

Teachers at The Michener Institute of Education at UHN cross all professions and roles and work in clinical practice, research and many other portfolios and programs. Each of us plays a critical role in supporting the learning of students, trainees, healthcare professionals, peers, patients and families, the public and many others. Learn more about Clinical Educational Development.

Clinical Interprofessional Education and Care (IPE)

Teaching and Learning about, from and with each other

University Health Network, in partnership with the Centre for Advancing Collaborative Healthcare and Education (CACHE) at the University of Toronto is committed to providing interprofessional education to students and staff, and to fostering interprofessional collaborative patient-centred care. The concept of education as shaping, informing and advancing care through life-long learning is central to a culture of excellence in patient care, research and education at UHN.

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 to facilitate an innovative second degree BScN nursing program, which is completely embedded within point of care practice settings amongst six Toronto based academic health care teaching facilities.

Library Network

Mobilizing Knowledge for Care, Discovery, Learning and Decision Making
seven libraries infographics 

In fall of 2016 all seven libraries across the five campuses of The Michener Institute of Education at UHN (including: TG, TW, PM, TR and the School of Applied Health Sciences at the St. Patrick campus) were brought together in the same portfolio within Clinical Education.

Hospital Campus Libraries

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

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.

Access Our virtual library.


St. Patrick Campus Learning Resource Centre

The Learning Resource Centre (LRC) at the School of Applied Health Sciences at the St. Patrick Campus contributes to improved learner experiences and outcomes. In collaboration and consultation with our staff and faculty partners, we will help build the Institute's success by:

  • Cultivating 21st century teaching, learning and research skills
  • Integrating learning resources across the academy
  • Enabling life-long learning

From the LRC website, you can connect to any of our electronic resources and learn more about our services. Please do not hesitate to contact staff with any questions. Ask LRC!


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