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At UHN, we strive to deliver Compassionate Care & Caring. Learn more about the services and supports that are available to you throughout your journey.
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.
At the heart of everything we do at UHN are our Healthcare Professionals. Refer a patient to one of our 12 medical programs. Learn more about the resources and opportunities available for professional growth.
University Health Network has grown to be one of the largest research and teaching hospital networks in Canada - pioneers in improving the lives of patients. Our long history of health professions education at Toronto General, Toronto Western, Princess Margaret and Toronto Rehab hospitals has consistently advanced the science of education.
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.
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.
The Newsroom is the source for media looking for information about UHN or trying to connect with one
of our experts for an interview. It's also the place to find UHN media policies and catch up on our news stories, videos, media releases,
podcasts and more.
The Learner Assistance section is intended as a quick reference for UHN Clinical Learners who need personal assistance (including assistance related to an urgent or crisis situation).
If your health or safety, or the health or safety of someone else, is at risk, call 911 and/or seek medical attention right away as appropriate. You can also activate the appropriate UHN emergency code [Corporate Intranet ‣ Emerg. Preparedness]. UHN emergency codes can be found on the Corporate Intranet in the UHN Emergency Preparedness department page.
If you are having a personal crisis, know that you are not alone. In addition to contacting your own educational institution and/or professional associations (as appropriate) for help, you may want to reach out to someone at UHN. Should you experience a challenging situation with your placement, the hospital, your supervisor or another student at UHN, please contact a UHN Clinical Education Leader during regular business hours. Please select the most appropriate contact from the list below.
Andrea Page, Director Wightman-Berris Academy
Email: Andrea.Page@sinaihealth.caPhone: 416 340 4832
Ahmed Al-Awamer, Director UHN Postgraduate Medical Education
Email: Ahmed.Al-Awamer@uhn.caPhone: 416 946 4501 ext. 4270
Jasmine Sheehan, Manager Student Services
Email: Jasmine.Sheehan@uhn.caPhone: 416 340 4800 ext. 6242
UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. If you require accommodation, please be aware this is a collaborative process between your academic site, yourself and UHN. Please contact your academic institution's placement coordinator to facilitate the process.
In addition to supports that may be available from your own school, this section provides information about UHN resources that may be helpful.
The University Health Network is committed to creating an inclusive environment that values diversity and encourages people to contribute their personal best. IDEAA helps achieve these goals through training, coaching and advice, as well as through the resolution of diversity-related conflict. For additional resources, please reach out to the IDEAA team at UHN. [Corporate Intranet ‣ People and Culture ‣ IDEAA]
A bioethicist can be of support to learners when dealing with ethical issues that arise in health settings. Bioethicists can help when you are facing challenging situations that involve conflicting values, where you are not sure of the right thing to do. You can find the a bioethicist at your site available Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, or through locating for urgent cases. This service is confidential. Contact information can be found on the Bioethics department page on the intranet under Bioethics team.
This program offers a security guard escort to ensure staff, students, volunteers and visitors get to and from UHN sites safely.
How to access/book the Walk-Safe Program:
This involves a member of the Security team placing hourly safety-check calls to staff, students or volunteers who are working alone or feel they are in high-risk situations.
How to access/book through the Call-Safe Program:
* You must call Security when you leave the area or are unable to answer the phone, otherwise a search/investigation will be launched.
** All phone calls made during the Call-Safe Program are recorded in the Security database.
Tips for keeping you and your environment safe. [Corporate Intranet ‣ Security Operations ‣ Security Awareness]
A. Aware of what's happening around youW. Watch for and remove crime opportunitiesA. Always challenge people who are on a unit/department without a photo ID cardR. Report suspicious people or activities to Security as soon as possibleE. Encourage all those connected with the hospital to work together with Security to report all crimes
Report a safety event at UHN
Learners can report a safety event through the Caring Safely department page.
We are committed to fostering a learning environment that is free of discrimination, violence, and harassment. If you have experienced or witnessed mistreatment please reach out to your supervisor, preceptor or education lead for support in addition to your school as may be helpful.
Wellness services for staff and learners.
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