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​​​​What is a Personalized Learning Program™?

The Personalized Learning Program (PLP™) at UHN is a fully customizable, observership based program designed to adPhoto of studentsdress the specific needs of an individual learner. Each PLP may include multiple clinical areas, simulation labs, professional development opportunities and other resources throughout UHN, if applicable to the learner's objectives.

PLP participant will also have access to a number of UHN learning resources including, but not limited to, library services, workshops and a network of healthcare leaders from across professions as appropriate.

The PLP is open to any health care profession and program at all UHN campuses. The duration of the program can vary from one week to a maximum of three months. Potential candidates are required to clearly articulate their learning objectives and pass an English assessment interview. A non-refundable $100 application fee will be required in addition to the formal application and supporting documentation.

At the end of the PLP, learners will have met their learning objectives and will receive a UHN PLP Certificate of Completion.

Why choose the PLP?

  • Tailored approached to Professional Development
  • Learn about and observe new and unique innovations at UHN
  • Exposure to Canadian Healthcare
  • Networking opportunity with healthcare professionals
  • Continuing Education and other course offering (if applicable)
  • Simulation-Based Training (if applicable)
  • Access to UHN Library Servies
  • Opportunity to attend departmental Educational Rounds (if applicable)
  • Mentoring and Coaching

Application Process & Requirements

Potential candidates are requested to apply 3 months before their desired start date. The following information must be submitted to

  • Online Application
  • Current Resume
  • 2 Reference Letters – One from current/most recent employer and one from another (non-family member) source
  • A Non-Refundable Application Fee of $100 
  • Applicants must be available for an in-person or Skype interview (with video)

PLPs are delivered in English only. All applicants must demonstrate proficiency in written and spoken English. Interpreters cannot be used for educational purposes during a PLP.


The PLP is a fee-based experience. The following are the weekly base fees for both National and International learners in Canadian Dollars.

Canadian Learners

International Learners 



* Please note that fees are subject to change depending on program specifications.

Timelines and Post-Acceptance Requirements

Potential candidates should allow approximately 3 weeks for processing from the time they submit their application. Once the application has been reviewed by UHN ICE, the candidate will be contacted for an their PLP interview.

All successful candidates will be expected to be vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella, and varicella (chickenpox). Candidates will be asked to complete a UHN Self Screen Health Evaluation Form.

For more information about the PLP, or if you have any questions about the application requirements, please email

Hear from our Learners

"I learned a lot of new skills and got a chance to observe alongside surgeons with great expertise.  In addition to the clinical learning and advanced technology, I was amazed at the Urology teams' hospitality and dedication to education. I look forward to visiting UHN again in the future and would definitely recommend the PLP in Urology to my colleagues at home." - PLP Urology 

"I was given a glimpse into the educational framework of the Canadian Physiotherapy profession.  Very effective and efficient." - PLP Physiotherapy

"The experience with UHN ICE was extraordinary, all the processes were smooth. The staff are very cooperative and approachable. They asked for my feedback on a weekly basis." - PLP Rheumatology

"This was a great experience to understand Respirology in the Canadian context.  It is a team approach with many professions and disciplines engaging in the care of the patient." - PLP Respirology

"This experience was essential for me to familiarize myself with the Canadian health care system, and allowed me to meet key individuals who are involved in the decision making process for formal clinical opportunities." - PLP Vascular Surgery