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.
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.
Our 10 medical programs are spread across eight hospital sites – Princess Margaret, Toronto General, Toronto Rehab’s five sites, Toronto Western – as well as our education programs through the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. Learn more about the services, programs and amenities offered at each location.
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Find out how to get to and around our nine locations — floor plans, parking, public transit, accessibility services, and shuttle information.
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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.
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For a broad range of resources for providing feedback to students and designing evaluations, please see the
Teaching and Learning Resources on Evaluation.
educational development workshops can be offered at The Michener Institute of Education at UHN to support group learning needs:
A series of clinical teaching skills workshops:
Module 1: Setting the Learning ClimateModule 2: Identifying Learner Needs & Setting ObjectivesModule 3: Making Learning StickModule 4: Managing the Teaching SessionModule 5: Checking-In: Asking Effective QuestionsModule 6: Giving FeedbackModule 7: Learner in Difficulty
Teaching Rounds hosted at The Michener Institute of Education at UHN
Best Practice in Education Rounds Co-sponsored by UHN’s Wilson Centre and the Centre for Faculty Development University of Toronto
Rounds Monthly sessions at TWH (Room EW 8-481) 12:00 -1:00 pmOffers an opportunity to discuss educational topics, disseminate educational scholarship and share work.
3rd Monday of the month at TGH (1st Floor Eaton North Room 441 – Library Area) 12:00 – 1:00pm Offers participants a forum to engage in educational dialogue geared towards promoting excellence in their specific education research interests and identified professional needs.
educational development consultation involves collaborating with you to provide teaching support, advice, feedback and/or to connect you to those with specific teaching expertise.
If you are interested in coaching others to support their educational development please contact us at
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
UHN Residents have the opportunity to participate in medical student teaching with the
Wightman-Berris Academy. Please see below for full details.
What is the ART Program? The purpose of the ART Program is to adequately prepare residents to teach the Clinical Skills course in a way that is both effective and efficient. The ART Program was developed to create a curriculum to offer interested resident teachers training to improve their teaching skills. Residents have many competing demands and we tried to create it in a way that would be feasible for residents to do. We want to ensure residents have the skills necessary to teach the course so that they are confident and competent and able to adequately relate the information and skills to the medical students. It also formalized the process of being involved in clinical skills and provides support to residents in terms of their teaching, if desired.
Who are the residents participating in ART?
What training are residents receiving as part of this program?
How much teaching will the residents be doing?
Examples of co-teaching:
What we are asking of the faculty co-tutors:
How are residents evaluated?
Portfolio is a highly valued program by students and faculty. It runs all four years of medical school. Students meet in small groups with a resident (Junior Academy Scholar) and a faculty member (Academy Scholar) over the course of the year to reflect on various topics and their progress in medical school as they develop their professional identities. The purpose of the meetings is for students to share and explore their insights and relevant clinical experiences, and to reflect on how these experiences are influencing their professional development by using the CanMEDS framework as a reference.
Students will meet on six occasions during the academic year in small groups of 6-8 with their Academy Scholars and Junior Scholars to reflect and discuss key subjects relevant to their experiences as medical students, linked to the educational content and activities of their other components and courses. The Academy Scholars and Junior Scholars will facilitate and guide these discussions. Scholars will also have the responsibility of assessing 4 - 5 reflections three times per year.
Residents, in good academic standing, can apply as a Junior Scholar for the Portfolio Sessions - PGY2 or above for all Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada programs and PGY1 for College of Family Physicians Canada/Family Medicine. Interested residents should contact the
Portfolio coordinator directly to express interest. Residents are required to get their Program Director’s approval to teach Portfolio. Also, it is recommended that residents be able to commit for two years since it is ideal that years 1 and 2, and 3 and 4 have the same Academy Scholars for consecutive years.
Portfolio recruits residents who are:
Here you will find
Resources for Clinical Teaching for those who teach in a clinical setting.
As a leading teaching hospital, UHN recognizes that a high-quality learning environment is enabled through exceptional teaching and learning (building skills for teaching and learning through
Educational Development) individually and collaboratively (Clinical Interprofessional Education and Care). Given the ongoing evolution of clinical education, new models of teaching and learning are regularly developed and implemented across UHN. Teaching and learning needs are to be enabled by current, high-quality knowledge and information expertise; the ability to mobilize knowledge for caring, discovery, learning and decision-making is the mandate of our library network.
Hospital Campus Libraries are located at all UHN hospital sites, providing the most current research and information resources to physicians, staff and learner.
St. Patrick Campus Learning Resource Centre contributes to improved learner experiences and outcomes. From the LRC website, you can connect to any of our electronic resources and learn more about our services. Please do not hesitate to contact staff with any questions. Ask
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Student Services supports learners at The Michener Institute of Education at UHN with onboarding and mandatory orientation.
All students coming to The Michener Institute of Education at UHN for clinical placement must register on the
UMLearns registration website.Health Professions quick guide may be helpful for students.
Once the modules are complete, students must return to
UMLearns, go to the basic Information section of their profile, and enter the date for "Online Learning Modules Completed Date." Please note each profession may have additional profession specific learning requirements. Upon Completion of Placement Students are strongly encouraged to provide feedback about The Michener Institute of Education at UHN so that we can continuously improve. Please share confidential feedback via this online
TAHSN Learner Experience Survey. Students who have a UHN photo ID badge should return the badge to Security.
Please note each profession may have additional profession specific learning requirements.
Students are strongly encouraged to provide feedback about The Michener Institute of Education at UHN so that we can continuously improve. Please share confidential feedback via this online
TAHSN Learner Experience Survey.
Supports are available for learners at The Michener Institute of Education at UHN through our
Learner Assistance Page.
List of Key Contacts across The Michener Institute of Education at UHN.
Here are some
resources for health professionals who teach in a clinical setting, including creating a safe learning space.
To learn more about working with patients across UHN, visit
Patient Education and Engagement.
To further build on the knowledge, attitude, skills and values needed for teaching at The Michener Institute of Education at UHN, you can use these competencies:
The UHN Competencies for Teaching are adapted from the Competencies for Training and Development Professionals as the model and reference standard of practice for workplace learning and development professionals developed by The Institute for Performance and Learning. Overview of the five core competency areas (for details please visit
UHN Teaching Competencies**)