​The Department of Supportive Care, in collaboration with the University of Toronto, provides an outstanding educational program for learners at various levels, including medical students, graduate students, residents and fellows.

"Providing education and professional development to health care professionals is vital to ensuring we meet the health care needs of Canadians in the future."

With a large patient population, highly skilled staff, and access to the latest technology in all fields, trainees receive a state-of-the-art educational experience.  We have fellowships in all of our medical specialty disciplines and residents from all programs routinely rotate through our site as part of their more general oncology training in medical, radiation and surgical oncology. 

As a partner in the University of Toronto’s Collaborative Program in Aging, Palliative and Supportive Care Across the Life Course and the Institute for Life Course and Aging at the University of Toronto, we welcome trainees and applicants from Canada and around the world to participate in our master’s and doctoral training in research and palliative and supportive care.

The Department of Supportive Care at Princess Margaret is dedicated to supporting the continuing education of health care professions locally and internationally through training in symptom management, end-of-life care and psychosocial interventions in cancer.

Our staff are also encouraged to advance their knowledge. Professional development opportunities include Complex Care Rounds, the objectives of which are to:

  • Increase insight and awareness of the role that each health discipline plays in caring for patients with complex care needs
  • Enhance each discipline’s skill set to respond to challenging clinical and non-clinical issues
  • Further develop team cohesion in a safe and friendly environment

Princess Margaret is a fully affiliated teaching hospital of the University of Toronto.

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Last reviewed: 1/28/2021
Last modified: 1/29/2021 5:20 AM