At UHN, we strive to deliver Compassionate Care & Caring. Learn more about the services and supports that are available to you throughout your journey.
Our UHN programs and services are among the most advanced in the world. We have grouped our physicians,
staff, services and resources into 10 medical programs to meet the needs of our patients and help us make
the most of our resources.
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.
University Health Network is a health care and medical research organization in
Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The scope of research and complexity of cases at UHN has made us a national and international
source for discovery, education and patient care.
Being touched by illness affects us in different ways. Many people want to give back to the community
and help others. At UHN, we welcome your contribution and offer different ways you can help so you can find one that suits you.
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of our experts for an interview. It's also the place to find UHN media policies and catch up on our news stories, videos, media releases,
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Message from Dr. Ahmed Al-Awamer, UHN Director Postgraduate Medical Education
On behalf of Medical Education team at UHN, we would like to extend a warm welcome to all fellows and teachers who use this website as a resource. As an academic health sciences centre affiliated with the University of Toronto, UHN welcomes about 750 clinical fellows from the University of Toronto and many other universities nationally and internationally to its clinical sites at the Toronto General, Toronto Western, Princess Margaret and Toronto Rehab hospitals.
The UHN Postgraduate Medical Education team provides registration support for clinical fellows to ensure they are ready to work and learn at UHN. In addition to UHN Medical Education support, each rotation is stewarded by an education site lead or coordinator, along with administrative support, and we would encourage you to contact these individuals about rotation-specific information including scheduling. Please do not hesitate to contact the Medical Education office:
MedicalEducation@uhn.ca with any questions about your clinical learning experience at UHN.
Clinical Program Profiles and Information
Training more than 750 clinical fellows each year from more than 55 different countries, UHN has a large and comprehensive Fellowship program, spanning an impressive variety of clinical sub-specialties across the hospital network's clinical and research portfolios.
A clinical fellowship is an opportunity for a physician to obtain advanced training and/or to acquire more specialized expertise not normally acquired during residency training. Clinical fellows must be recognized specialists or family physicians.
As a short-term educational experience which does not lead to specialist recognition by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC), a clinical fellowship on its own is not a pathway to permanent practice as a specialist in Ontario.
Visit the University of Toronto
Post-Graduate Medical Education webpage for more information about Fellowship Programs.
Visit the Post-Graduate Medical Education office for more information on
how to apply for Awards and Scholarships.
UHN is proud to be the home training site for many Canadian and international clinical fellows. Fellows from around the globe join UHNTeams to receive high-quality clinical training and enhance their skills in providing compassionate care for their patients.
Registration Process & Checklist
To apply for a fellowship at UHN, you should check your
eligibility for fellowship training at the University of Toronto. Following, you must
contact the contact the office of the Fellowship Program Director listed through the University of Toronto Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME)
website. Each program will have specific requirements.
Upon successfully receiving an offer letter, you will be contacted by the PGME office with
resources for new trainees for key resources such as the PGME orientation manual, an overview of PGME and Life at UofT can be found.
Upon receiving your PGME registration confirmation, you must follow the steps to complete your
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for more information.
For further inquiries, please contact:
Learner Portal and Learning Management Systems
Each academic year, all medical learners rotating through UHN are required to submit an online placement. Once this placement is approved, your registration with UHN Medical Education is complete and, if applicable, your network access information will be available through your learner profile on the site.
For more details on this process, please refer to the
PGME UHN registration instructions
Occupational Health and Safety Requirements
As outlined in the PGME registration requirement, full immunization record and mask fit to be completed and signed by a clinic, health centre, or health care professional other than yourself. New trainees will have three months to acquire their mask fit test at the hospital of their first rotation. Visit
PGME Registration for more information.
Scrubs and Pagers
Scrubs and pager forms must be picked up at the UHN Medical Education department located at:TGH: 200 Elizabeth Street, Eaton Wing, Ground-001, 0800-1600TWH: 399 Bathurst Steet, 3rd Floor, West WingFurther information can be found outlined in the
Further information can be found outlined in the
PGME registration instructions
UHN Education encompasses teaching and learning at four hospitals– Princess Margaret, Toronto General and Toronto Western hospitals, and the five sites of Toronto Rehab – as well as full-time programs at the School of Applied Health Sciences and a range of options via the School of Continuing Education at the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. Visit
UHN Locations for more information on services, programs and amenities offered at each location.
UHN Shuttle Service A free
shuttle service runs between Toronto Western and Toronto General Hospitals Monday through Friday.
Providing inclusive and safe spaces for learners throughout your education is of the utmost importance. Learn more about resources available to you at
UHN is committed to learner and educator wellness at both an individual and at an organizational level. Workplace wellness at UHN is a comprehensive approach to improving the health and well-being of employees, trainees and the organization. A healthy organization translates into a more productive and resilient workforce.
You can visit our
Oasis Wellness Centre -
Main Office at Toronto General Hospital - 1NU168
In addition to UHN wellness resources, fellows can access other
wellness support resources for learners and physicians.
Assistance - Learner in Distress
Postgraduate Medical Education offers urgent advice for PGME Trainees through the
Office of Learner Affairs and
Any learner requiring assistance at UHN can find resources on our
Learner Assistance page.
Scholarships and bursaries
Visit the Post-Graduate Medical Education office for more information on how to
apply for Awards and Scholarships.
Learning Spaces, Computer Labs and Libraries
We know you need space to study, eat and relax while learning with us. Most spaces that are open to staff are also open to you.
Resident/Fellow Lounges at UHN
Toronto General Campus (badge access)
GNU 122 - Ground Floor Norman Urquhart Wing, Room G-122 (badge access)
Toronto Western Campus
8MCL 419 - 8th floor McLaughlin Pavilion, Room 8-419 (punch code; contact program administrative for door code)
Princess Margaret Campus
14th floor, Room 14-619 (punch code; contact program administrative for door code)
Toronto Rehab Campus
University Campus: 4th floor, Room 4-131 (badge access)
Lyndhurst: Learner Lounge - TLC Room 206
For specific call room information, please contact your postgraduate education site lead/director or administrative coordinator.
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 across UHN), providing expert information leadership across UHN and beyond.
Education spaces at Toronto General Hospital and Toronto Western Hospitals are equipped with bookable seminar rooms, exam rooms, kitchens and computer facilities along with drop-in spaces accessible to learners.
If you are interested in using a learning space, please drop in or if you would like to book a space please contact the centres:
200 Elizabeth Street, Eaton North, Ground Floor, Room 001 Toronto, ON M5G 2C4Phone: 416 340 4846Email: email@example.com
Toronto Western Hospital Education Centre 399 Bathurst Street, 3rd Floor, West Wing Toronto, ON M5T 2S6 Phone: 416 603 5924 Email:
Princess Margaret Education CentreThe Princess Margaret Education Centre is anticipated to open in early 2023. You will need to use the 620 University Avenue Elevators to get to the space, located on the 6th floor.
The Temerty Centre proudly boasts the future of innovative surgical training. Officially opening it's doors in Spring 2022 it will become known as a hub of advanced surgical simulation-based education and training for surgeons and healthcare professionals. With the completion of Phase I, we offer a state-of-the-art high-fidelity OR simulation lab, a 10 bay self-directed skills lab and an innovation hub for research cultivation in the areas of robotics and artificial intelligence in surgery. In honouring our roots, we are an official testing centre for the Fundamentals in Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS), and continue to support remote training of international surgeons around the world. The Centre has dedicated telesimulation/telementoring rooms to support the important work that has been done and to plan for the future of telesimulation. Upon completion of Phase II in Spring 2024 an additional 10 mini-OR bays will be added to the roster allowing for larger wet-lab simulation courses. Please visit us at
www.temertysimcentre.com to see the wide range of offerings and services our Centre has available.
Using simulation equipment from a patient donation, the Anesthesia Assistants at UHN developed the Anesthesia Simulation Centre. To assist healthcare professionals to maintain and enhance patient safety practices through ongoing learning, the Anesthesia Simulation Centre created the UHN Continuing Education Simulation Program (CESP). This simulation program is accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Royal College accredited simulation programs are internationally recognized and must undergo a rigorous peer review process.
The Anesthesia Simulation Centre presents a creative venue for endless clinical situations from unit specific to interprofessional scenarios for both novice and experienced healthcare professionals. Participants can work individually or in teams to practice routine procedures, manage crisis situations, rehearse treatment protocols, and reflect on teamwork skills in a safe learning environment without any risk to real patients.
The Anesthesia Simulation Centre offers several simulation modalities including:
For each simulation session, the Simulation Program Coordinator works collaboratively with clinical educators from various disciplines to create unique scenarios that are tailored to the specific educational and training needs of the group. The scenarios provide formative and summative assessments with structured feedback for the participants. During the debriefing of the scenarios, in-depth discussions take place about ways to optimize current clinical practices.
By bringing the acquisition and implementation of knowledge, skills, and decision-making into clinical practice, in a safe environment, the Anesthesia Simulation Centre creates a continuous learning environment for healthcare professionals. This leads to increased patient safety, better interprofessional communication, and identification of learning gaps for improvement.
The mandate for the Centre for Learning, Innovation and Simulation (CLIS) is to support the vision and strategic direction of Michener's academic programs. CLIS instructional designers, learning specialists and support staff work with stakeholders to develop curriculum and deliver best practice simulation methodology in order to maximize student learning. CLIS coordinates curriculum, faculty and organizational development activities. In concert with interprofessional collaboration and education initiatives (IPC and IPE) at Michener, CLIS provides expertise in competency-based, simulation-enhanced curriculum design and evaluation
UHN is Canada's leading research hospital network, so you may have the opportunity to engage in clinical or educational research. For more information about research at UHN, please explore these resources as well as the Office of Research Trainees (ORT) to ensure you have completed all necessary requirements to conduct research.
Educational Research (types of research we do at UHN, how do we use research to drive change and impact curriculum)
Broader statement of research [clinical practice, research and education]
Interprofessional and Team-based Learning Opportunities
At UHN, you cannot help but be involved in
interprofessional education. That could mean taking part in a structured student IPE placement, or engaging in other IPE activities such as attending team rounds and family meetings, shadowing a team member from another profession, or reviewing a patient chart.
Staff opportunities for interprofessional education at at UHN are also critical. IPE activities are open to all team members as part of our culture of lifelong learning. Interprofessional care and collaborative practice have many champions at both the professional and program levels across the hospital campuses. These champions host interprofessional care and education rounds and workshops, train and develop IPC/E facilitators, and model interprofessional patient-centered care.
Building your Career
Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Canada webpage for resources to help you transition from residency into practice.
For information on Continuing Education opportunities, please visit the Michener Institute of Education at UHN
Continuing Education website.
UHN International Centre for Education (ICE)
The UHN International Centre for Education offers a wide variety of professional development opportunities such as observership-based personalized programs, online courses and in-person workshops.
Clinical Observership Program
Through a clinical observership/authorized guest visit, health care professionals and learners have an opportunity to learn by observing examinations and other procedures performed by our physicians, surgeons, nurses, and other staff in our hospitals.
Detailed instructions on how to
find a sponsor for an Observership.
Continuing Professional Development and Continuing Medical Education
Please visit complete list of
Continuing Professional Development and Continuing Medical Education opportunities at The Michener Institute of Education at UHN.
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