Services and Consultation


The Michener team is keen to develop and deliver curricula for health professionals and learners where they work - locally, nationally and internationally. In addition to running a series of courses that individuals can participate in, we can work with your organization to customize programming to meet your specific local needs. Many kinds of programs can be customized, including individual courses, workshops and certificate programs in Continuing Education and Professional Development. Our team can work with you to contextualize these courses for your own learning purposes.

These programs can be delivered online or, in some instances, in-person at your organization. Examples of programs that have been customized include Diabetes Educator and the Advanced Diploma in Ultrasound.

Visit Continuing Education for more information or email us at

Michener can support your organization to achieve its own strategic teaching and learning goals by helping your educators plan and deliver professional development activities. Our curriculum and faculty development specialists can work with your teams to identify learning needs and to build pedagogically sound learning activities and programs.

In addition to supporting education design, our Continuing Education team can also partner with you to deliver existing educational programs through Michener. This includes access to a learning management system, student registration and records, and marketing your learning activity. This is all achieved by the administrative and project support from a Program Manager and Assistant in Continuing Education.

For more information email Continuing Education.

The Michener English Language Assessment (MELA) is a standardized English language proficiency test specific to the health care sector. This test is referenced to the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB). MELA scores are used by some post-secondary institutions and regulatory bodies as approved and acceptable demonstration of communicative competence to study or practice in English. MELA measures English language communication skills in four areas: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. The test takes about three and a half hours. MELA is administered in person at The Michener Institute, and will be available online as of Fall 2019. There are several testing sessions each month. If requested, MELA can also be offered in-person anywhere in Canada.

MELA scores are used for admission to all Michener full-time, part-time and bridging programs, as a diagnostic tool by program consultants, and for licensure by regulators.

If you are an administrator from a regulatory body, college or university and are interested in how to use MELA at your organization, or for more information and general inquiries, please visit MELA website or email us at:

The Michener Institute of Education at UHN is now a Royal College Accredited Provider of Continuing Professional Development (CPD). This means that the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada has allowed Michener to issue Section 1 and 3 credits under their Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program. We are the first institution that is not a medical school office of CPD, or a national medical specialty society or association to be granted this responsibility. Programs can be assessed for issuance of MOC credits to ensure you are putting forward the highest quality programs you can for your learners.

Visit our Program Accreditation page for more information

Our conference services team is a dynamic and talented event and conference management group who has:

  • Developed, organized and executed hundreds of events for UHN and external clientele
  • Access to more than 10,000 health care professionals, through our database
  • A proud history of successful local, provincial and national events and conferences; and a reputation for executing professional, high quality events (single or multi-day)

We have the experience and creativity to organize your next event, regardless of location, size or complexity.Our dedicated team will work with you every step of the way, from conception to execution, to help develop and deliver a professional, worry-free event. Our services include:

  • Logistics
  • Program Development
  • Speaker Management
  • Budget Planning
  • Marketing
  • Sponsorship Online Registration (Including online payment)
  • Abstract Management
  • On-Site Registration
  • Evaluations and post event reports

Visit Conference Services to learn more about our services and how we can help you plan your next event.

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:

  • Increase the number of surgeons certified in Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Evaluate new technology, equipment and methods to advance telesimulation training programs
  • Conduct ongoing research on the impact of telesimulation on patient safety
  • 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 Ho Ping Kong 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 Ho Ping Kong 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 Ho Ping Kong 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.


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.

Simulated Participant Program

As a member of the global simulated participant (SP) community of practice, we are a leader in SP methodology. We are dedicated to inspiring lifelong learning, bridging student success at entry-to-practice with continuous professional development through innovative human-centred communication.
Visit our page to learn more about our Simulated Participant Program and how to utilize our services in designing your curriculum.

We have a variety of meeting and learning spaces across our campuses that are available for rent to meet your workshop or conference needs. Please contact any one of these locations to obtain a quote today:

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