UHN welcomes nearly 7,000 learners each year from around the world, through our affiliations with many institutions of higher learning. Our principal affiliation is with University of Toronto; however, we have formal teaching arrangements with more than 90 institutions.

Interested in visiting the hospital and learning sites at The Michener Institute of Education at UHN, or learning more about partnership opportunities?

To connect with someone about clinical learning partnership opportunities, please contact:
To connect with someone about clinical learning partnership opportunities at the hospital campuses, please contact:

Clinical education is an integral component of all our programs. Our affiliated clinical partners and sites are valued partners in the education of health care professionals. They include teaching and community hospitals, private clinics and home care providers right across Canada.

Working with The Michener Institute of Education at UHN, you gain access to an unparalleled caliber of learners who can ramp up fast and contribute to your organization. The wide variety of health professions our learners have chosen is especially helpful for clinical sites looking for learners with diverse skills.

If you are interested in hosting a learner in any of the following academic programs at the school of applied health sciences, visit our become a clinical partner page:

  • Anesthesia Assistant
  • Cardiovascular Perfusion Technology
  • Chiropody
  • Diabetes Educator
  • Diagnostic Cytology
  • Genetics Technology
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Technology
  • Imaging Informatics
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Radiological Technology
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Ultrasound

If you are interested in hosting a learner in any of the following clinical programs at the hospital sites, please contact:

  • Anesthesia Assistants
  • Audiology
  • Bioethicists
  • Cardiovascular Perfusionists
  • Chiropodists
  • Clinical Nutrition
  • Certified Hyperbaric Technologists
  • Kinesiologists
  • Laboratory Medicine Professionals
  • Medical Imaging Technologist
  • Nurse Practitioners – Anesthesia
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Psychology
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Social Work
  • Speech Language Pathology
  • Spiritual Care
  • Therapeutic Recreation

University of Toronto

The majority of clinical learners at UHN’s hospitals come from the University of Toronto, making this a valued and long-standing relationship. These learners come from the Faculty of Medicine and a variety of other health sciences.

Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

Princess Margaret Cancer Centre is committed to advancing oncology education and knowledge mobilization and works with international cancer centres that focus on the translation of research. We collaborate with our partners by:

  • Exchanging information about patient care, clinical research, education and training
  • Sharing best practices
  • Encouraging academic collaboration across partner organizations
  • Promoting faculty exchanges and site visits among students and trainees

Visit International Partnerships at Pricess Margaret to learn more about our Academic Partnerships.

The School of Applied Health Sciences

The academic partners affiliated with the School of Applied Health Sciences at The Michener Institute of Education at UHN are integral to our Joint Diploma and International programs. We are proud to partner with the following schools:

  • University of Toronto
  • Northern Ontario School of Medicine
  • Laurentian University
  • The College of Science, Technology and Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago
  • INHOLLAND University (Netherlands)

To learn more about applied health sciences academic partnerships, visit our Academic Partnerships page.

Nipissing University Scholar Practitioner Program

The Scholar Practitioner Program is an innovative second-degree nursing program for university graduates who would like to pursue nursing at the BScN level. It also offers a way to become a nurse that is highly learner centered and responsive to changes in contemporary health care. The premise of the program is that nurses need to be clinically competent and theoretically sound thinkers as developing "scholar practitioners." This program prepares graduates to carry out knowledge work in a holistic healing relationship, to serve individuals and larger communities at home and internationally, and to generate new forms of knowledge to support inter-professional health-care practice.

Visit the Nipissing University Scholar Practitioner Program to learn more.

Since its inception, UHN programs and services have participated in international collaborations in order to transform health care delivery for patients, the community, and the world. UHN is deeply committed to innovation and discovery and ensures that education and research are integrated into all health care processes to provide current and future patients with the best possible health.

Today, UHN has more than 100 active international partnerships in a number of countries including China, India, Ethiopia, Italy, Kenya, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Belgium, Germany, and South Korea. To learn more about these global partnerships, visit our Global Collaborations page.

The UHN International Centre for Education™

The UHN International Centre for Education™ (UHN ICE™) seeks to innovate and educate without borders. UHN ICE leverages a wide range of expertise to build educational relationships that will translate into high quality health care through teaching and learning. Our mission is to transform patient care through the cultivation of education leaders in the global community.

The Michener Institute of Education at UHN is always looking for ways to extend our expertise globally. If you have an international partnership proposal, would like to organize a delegation visit, or have any questions regarding our international collaborations, please feel free to contact us at

Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

Cancer is a global issue and innovation happens everywhere. Princess Margaret is committed to partnering with institutions to build global cancer control capacity, collaborate academically, foster innovation, share knowledge and learn from our colleagues around the world. To learn more about our global partnerships, visit our International Partnerships page.

The School of Applied Health Sciences

The Applied Health Sciences at the St. Patrick Campus of The Michener Institute of Education at UHN has an international department that develops customized programs which support strategic global initiatives aimed at improving health through education. To learn more visit our Global Initiatives page.

The Michener Institute of Education at UHN 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.

Visit course development and customization page for more information about partnering with us to design your education programs, or contact:

At The Michener Institute of Education at UHN, we frequently say “We are all teaching … We are all learning.”

Much of our learning comes from those we serve – our patients and our learners – through two innovative programs: the Patient Partner Program and the Learner Leadership Advisory Committee.

Patient Partner Program

The Patient Partners Program recruits, selects, orients, and provides skill-building for UHN patients and caregivers, in order to contribute to important hospital planning and decision-making activities. For more information visit the Patient Experience page.

Learner Leadership Advisory Committee

The Clinical Learner Leadership Advisory Committee (LLAC) provides a novel opportunity for learners to contribute their unique perspectives to educational and organizational planning and processes while strengthening their leadership skills in areas such as:

  • Making specific recommendations to improve learners’ experiences
  • Participating in strategic planning and other design sessions
  • Contributing to organization-wide events
  • Participating in committees
  • Adding perspectives in focus groups
  • Participating in learner and UHN staff leadership initiatives across The Michener Institute of Education at UHN campuses, etc.
For further information or to request learner participation, please connect with Student Services.

Micro-credentials - The Michener Institute are designed to be a fast and flexible way to certify that specific skills or competencies have been successfully achieved. In the evolving health care industry, new skills need to be introduced quickly and correctly. Micro credentials must be formally assessed in an educational environment to be recognized and awarded. Contact for more information.

Education & Professional Development Accreditation - The Michener Institute

Michener is the first and only hospital-based entity to be approved as a Royal College Accredited Provider of Section 1 and 3 credits of the Maintenance of Certification Program. Learning activities developed or co-developed by Michener teams across UHN are eligible for accreditation. Our team will work with you to accredit programs and courses and can also connect you with experts in education design and delivery who can support your education design process. Contact for more information.

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