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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.
The Newsroom is the source for media looking for information about UHN or trying to connect with one
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,
podcasts and more.
Message from Dr. Ahmed Al-Awamer, UHN Director Postgraduate Medical Education
On behalf of UHN, we would like to extend a warm welcome to all learners and teachers who use this website as a resource. As an academic health sciences centre affiliated with the University of Toronto, UHN welcomes about 1500 residents 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.
Postgraduate Medical Education UHN, team provides residents and fellows with registration support to ensure that all trainees are ready to work and learn as they begin their rotations with us. 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. Please do not hesitate to contact the Medical Education office:
MedicalEducation@uhn.ca with any questions about your clinical learning experience at UHN.
Post MD Education webpage at the University of Toronto for more information about Residency Programs.
Registration Process and Checklist
Medical Residents are required to register EACH academic year with the University of Toronto AND each hospital where they do their rotations.
Visit the University of Toronto
Post-Graduate Medical Education (PGME) webpage for more information about applying for residency training.
Key resources such as the PGME orientation manual, an overview of PGME and Life at UofT can be at
orientation resources for new trainees.
Upon receiving your
PGME registration confirmation, please follow the
UHN registration instructions to complete your application at UHN.
Once you have completed your rotation at UHN, please return the following hospital property:
For further inquiries, please contact
MedicalEducation@uhn.ca or review our
PGME registration FAQs.
UHN Occupational Health and Safety (Health Services) Requirements
Registration with postgraduate medical education at the University of Toronto requires a full immunization record and mask fit testing 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.
For further details on UHN mask fit testing and general occupational health queries for while onsite please visit the Health Services department page on the intranet.
If a workplace injury occurs, please inform your supervisor and contact UHN Health Services at your site.
Scrubs and Pagers
Scrubs and pager forms must be picked up at The UHN Medical Education Office:
TGH - 200 Elizabeth Street, Eaton Wing, Ground-001, 0800-1600TWH - 399 Bathurst Steet, 3rd Floor, West Wing
Key resources such as the PGME orientation manual, an overview of PGME and Life at UofT can be found at
orientation resources for new trainees.
The UHN encompasses teaching and learning at four hospitals- Princess Margaret, Toronto General and Toronto Western hospitals, and the five campuses 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. To learn more about the services, programs and amenities offered at each location please visit
UHN Shuttle Service A free
shuttle service runs between Toronto Western and Toronto General Hospitals Monday through Friday.
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 and the
UHN requires that all postgraduate medical learners complete a small number of eLearning modules each academic year.
Your UMLearns profile keeps track of what modules you have to complete. Please log in and select 'Network login' to view outstanding modules.
Resident Competency Model
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada webpage for more details on required competencies.
Providing inclusive and safe spaces for learners throughout their education is of the utmost importance. Learn more about the safe space resources available to you at
UofT and on the Inclusion Diversity Equity and Accessibility page on the People and Culture department page on the UHN corporate intranet (People and Culture > IDEA).
The Michener Institute of Education 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.
Office of Resident Wellness at the University of Toronto also offers support to all currently registered Residents.
Assistance - Learner in Distress
Learner requiring assistance across UHN can find wide array of resources to support learners on UHN
Learner Assistance page.
The University of Toronto Post-Graduate Medical Education offers urgent advice for PGME Trainees through the Office of Learner Affairs and Learner Mistreatment.
Through a generous donation by the Mack Family Foundation, Post-Graduate Medical Education offers bursaries to
junior residents who presented UHN-supervised research at an approved medical conference during the previous calendar year.
Funding of up to $2,500 will be awarded to reimburse the cost of travel, hotel/accommodations, conference registration and posters. Successful applicants will be notified via e-mail and recognized at the annual awards reception. To apply please click on
Mack Foundation Bursary document.
Please contact your
program director for more information on financial aid.
UHN and Mount Sinai Hospital offer the
Wightman-Berris Academy Awards that recognize the outstanding teachers and educators who have made significant contributions to health professional education on staff at the hospitals associated with the Wightman-Berris Academy.
Visit the Post-Graduate Medical Education webpage for more information about
awards open to PGME trainees.
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 learners.
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 UHN hospitals, 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 all learners
The Paul B. Helliwell Centre for Medical EducationThe Paul B. Helliwell Centre for Medical Education is the home base for Wightman-Berris Academy students at Toronto General Hospital. The centre was made possible through a generous donation from the Paul B. Helliwell Foundation. The Helliwell Centre includes:
An observation corridor between examination rooms can be used to view the interactions through one-way glass windows and sets of headphones allow observers to listen to interactions.
Toronto General Hospital (Helliwell Centre) 200 Elizabeth Street, Eaton North, Ground Floor, Room 001Phone: 416 340 4846
Opened in June 2014, The Michener Institute of Education at the UHN Student Services Centre is a welcoming environment that provides a central location for students learners from all health care professions to access placement services, resources and support. Our staff are committed to ensuring students have a positive learning experience and are equipped with the knowledge and expertise to guide students to the rich learning opportunities available throughout the hospital network.
UHN Student Services Centre is available to support students with all things related to clinical placements. These services include, but are not limited to, registration, orientation, preceptor information, locker location, help for dealing with challenging situations, job search, seeking mentors/peer support and evaluations.
UHN Student Services Centre is excited to offer a myriad of professional development workshops for students, staff and visitors. Workshops include resume writing, tips and tricks for successful interviewing, enhancing the student/preceptorship relationship, and career planning/coaching. In-services such as respiratory therapy, pain management, palliative care and many more are available based on demand every semester.
The Student Services Centre is located on the ground floor of Toronto General Hospital beside the food court, along the north-south corridor connecting the Gerrard Street entrance and the MaRS building.
Regular Student Drop-In Hours: Open 8:00am - 4:00pmEmail:
There are many spaces across the hospital network that can serve as
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:
Toronto General Hospital (Helliwell Centre) 200 Elizabeth Street, Eaton North, Ground Floor, Room 001 Toronto, ON M5G 2C4Phone: 416 340 4846Email:
Toronto Western Hospital Education Centre 399 Bathurst Street, 3rd Floor, West Wing Toronto, ON M5T 2S6 Phone: 416 603 5924 Email:
Toronto Western Hospital (MedEd West) 750 Dundas Street West, The Med-West Building, 3rd Floor, Suite 305 Toronto, ON M5T 2S8Phone: 416 603 5924Email:
MedEd West is located in the Med West Building, immediately across the street from the Bathurst Street entrance to Toronto Western Hospital. The Med West Building sits on the north-west corner of Bathurst Street and Dundas Street West.
MedEd West is home for Wightman-Berris students at the Toronto Western Hospital. The Centre is just across the street from the Bathurst Street entrance to the Hospital.
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, and to ensure you have completed all necessary requirements to conduct research, please explore these resources:
Observerships and Customized Learning
The UHN International Centre for Education (UHN ICE) offers a wide variety of professional development opportunities such as observership-based personalized programs, online courses and in-person workshops.
Through an 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.
For instructions on how to find a sponsor for an Observership please visit request sponsor page.
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 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.
Please contact your postgraduate education site lead or director for more information.
POWER is the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine’s Postgraduate Medical Education Evaluation and Registration system available to postgraduate trainees, teachers, administrators and program directors.
Building your Career
Visit the Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Canada 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.
Continuing Professional Development and Continuing Medical Education
For a complete list please visit Continuing Professional Development and Continuing Medical Education opportunities at The Michener Institute of Education at UHN.
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