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Why UHN

Training more than 450 fellows each year from more than 55 different countries, The Michener Institute of Education at UHN has a large and comprehensive Fellowship program, spanning an impressive variety of clinical sub-specialties across the hospital network's clinical and research portfolio.

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 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 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.

As a Michener Institute of Education at UHN PGME Alumni, you join a network of thousands of learners around the world! Stay connected with us and alumni learners and learn about new programs, opportunities and Alumni benefits at The Michener Institute of Education at UHN!

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Getting Started

To apply for a fellowship at The Michener Institute of Education at UHN, you must contact the Fellowship Director/Coordinator listed through the 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 registration instructions.

Please visit 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, please follow those steps to complete your PG registration at UHN.

Check out the FAQs for more information.

For further inquiries, please contact: MedicalEducation@uhn.ca.

Application

In collaboration with SickKids since 2015, Caring Safely represents UHN’s commitment to safety, by reducing preventable harm to zero for each other, our patients and their caregivers through an organization-wide transformation. Caring Safely has been working closely with you to reduce preventable harm.

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 pager forms must be picked up at the UHN Medical Education department located at:
TGH: 200 Elizabeth Street, Eaton Wing, Ground-001, 0800-1600
TWH: The MedWest Building, 750 Dundas Street West, 3rd floor, Room 305, 0800-1600

Further information can be found outlined in the PGME registration instructions.

The Michener Institute of Education at 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 10 full-time programs at the School of Applied Health Sciences at the St. Patrick Campus​. Visit UHN Locations for more information on services, programs and amenities offered at each location.

Available resources to help you:

UHN Shuttle Service
A free
shuttle service runs between Toronto Western and Toronto General Hospitals Monday through Friday.

Here you will find Assessment Guidelines for Clinical Fellows.

The Pre-Entry Assessment Program (PEAP) is an assessment process that evaluates International Medical Graduates (IMG) to determine whether they can function at the appointed level of training. It is normally between 4 and 12 weeks long (2 weeks for elective appointments). The assessment will take place in a supervised clinical, multidisciplinary environment where there is patient input on an ongoing basis. Assessors are to ensure that the candidate: is mentally competent to practice medicine; is able to practice with decency, integrity and honesty in accordance with the law; has sufficient knowledge, skill and judgment to engage in postgraduate medical training as authorized by the educational license; can communicate effectively; and displays an appropriate professional attitude.

The Fellowship PEAP must provide assessment of the candidate’s general knowledge and competency in the specialty in which she/he is certified, and appropriate for practice in the discipline in which the candidate is entering fellowship training.

Unless the Program Director indicates otherwise, the PEAP period for Clinical Fellows will not add to the original fellowship appointment. In other words, the PEAP candidate is able to count educational activity during the PEAP towards the fulfillment of the educational goals and objectives of the clinical fellowship.

Fellow Support Services

Providing inclusive and safe spaces for learners throughout your education is of the utmost importance. Learn more about resources available to you at UofT and UHN.

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 wellbeing 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

Postgraduate Medical Education offers urgent advice for PGME Trainees.

Any learner requiring assistance during their placement at The Michener Institute of Education at UHN can find resources on our Learner Assistance page.

Visit the Post-Graduate Medical Education office for more information on how to apply for Awards and Scholarships.

Fellowship Resources

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.

Libraries and Computer Labs

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 School of Applied Health Sciences Learning Resource Centre at the St. Patrick Campus), providing expert information leadership across UHN and beyond.

Learning Spaces and Computer Labs

Both Medical Education Departments at the Toronto General and Toronto Western campuses are equipped with bookable seminar rooms, exam rooms 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:

Toronto General Hospital (Helliwell Centre)

200 Elizabeth Street, Eaton North, Ground Floor, Room 001
Toronto, ON M5G 2C4
Phone: 416 340 4846
Email: medicaleducation@uhn.ca

 

 

Toronto Western Hospital (MedEd West)

750 Dundas Street West, The Med-West Building
3rd Floor, Suite 305
Toronto, ON M5T 2S8
Phone: 416 603 5924
Email:medicaleducation@uhn.ca

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.

Rooms

  • Seminar Rooms (Five total)
    • Equipped with conference tables and large TV screens that can be used as projection screens
    • Rooms 1, 2, 3, 4: accommodate 10 to 12 people
    • Room 5: accommodates up to 25 people

Educational and Conferencing Equipment

  • All seminar rooms contain TV screens that can be linked to any computer and used as a large display screen. Additional audio-visual equipment can be acquired through the hospital’s audio-visual department.

Additional Features

  • MedEd West has a student lounge and computer lab with two computer stations.
  • MedEd West has full wireless service.

Temerty / Chang Telesimulation Centre

Responding to the critical need for change, the Temerty-Chang International Centre for Telesimulation and Innovation in Medical Education at UHN, Toronto Western Hospital, is bridging a crucial gap in health care in developing countries. Using the latest telecommunications and simulation technology, the centre provides training in Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) over the internet for doctors around the world. Surgeons who complete the centre's program will improve the skills necessary to perform safer, less invasive procedures. The centre is the first of its kind in the world and will play a pivotal role in achieving the following goals:

  1. Increase the number of surgeons certified in Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery
  2. Evaluate new technology, equipment and methods to advance telesimulation training programs
  3. Conduct ongoing research on the impact of telesimulation on patient safety
  4. Expand telesimulation training models to other medical disciplines and health care professions such as nursing and biomedical engineering

Ho Ping Kong Centre for Excellence in Education and Practice

The 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. Our group 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.

With a primary purpose that is unique worldwide, the HoPingKong Centre has developed an international following, attracting specialists in training from Canada and abroad. Partnerships with other education centres and a strong emphasis on scholarship ensure that the cutting-edge work done at the HoPingKong Centre benefits learners from across the globe.

Anesthesia Simulation Centre

The Anesthesia Assistants group at UHN manage the Anesthesia High Fidelity Simulation Centre, which is used to:

  • Training and maintenance of AA staff competency
  • Providing ACLS reviews for nurses
  • Reviewing crisis management scenarios with anesthesia residents and medical students
  • Training MSICU nurses in extracorporeal life support
  • Reviewing interprofessional team communication

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 utilizing the centre. The scenarios provide formative and summative assessments with structured feedback for the participants.

CASE

With 20,000 square feet of simulation space, the Centre for the Advancement of Simulation and Education (CASE), located at the St. Patrick Campus of The Michener Institute of Education at UHN, is one of the largest simulation-based learning centres in Canada and will serve our larger community as an innovative space where interprofessional, simulation-based learning and evaluation can occur. Our expertise in curriculum design and delivery makes our centre the perfect partner in your organization’s learning and education plans. You can address complex team training or high-stakes assessment of clinical skills at CASE.

Emergency Medicine Simulation

Research Simulation Labs – Toronto Rehab KITE

To learn more about the simulation labs at Toronto Rehab used for research and innovation please visit: Toronto Rehab KITE website

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 the research trainee (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]

At The Michener Institute of Education 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 The Michener Institute of 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.

Visit the 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.

The UHN International Centre for Education (UHN ICE) offers a wide variety of Continuing Education and Professional Development opportunities such as observership-based personalized programs, Continuing Education Online courses and in-person workshops.

Observerships/Authorized Guest visits provide an invaluable learning experience for individuals who have a passion for health care. The Michener Institute of Education at UHN is committed to fostering an environment for academic learning and sharing knowledge. We are proud to welcome observers from around the world.

Through an observership/authorized guest visit, health care professionals and students 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.

Please visit complete list of Continuing Professional Development and Continuing Medical Education opportunities at The Michener Institute of Education at UHN.