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The Observership Program at UHN provides an invaluable learning experience for individuals who have a passion for health care. UHN is committed to fostering an environment for academic learning and sharing knowledge. The Observerships Program welcomes approximately 1,550 observers per year from all around the world.

Observership application must be submitted minimum 30 days before the preferred start date of your observership/authorized guest access. The late fee will be $50.00 for late submissions. Late submissions may also result in a delay of the Observership/Authorized Guest access.

The non-refundable fees for Observerships/Authorized Guests will be as follows, all fees are in Canadian Dollars:

  • $125 for Observerships lasting 1-6 days
  • $225 for Observerships lasting 7-30 days
  • $325 for Observerships lasting 31-90 days
  • Please Note: The registration fee is waived for students currently enrolled in affiliated educational institutions, proof of registration is required with the application submission.

    To Appy for an Observership at UHN

    (A UHN sponsor and dates must be confirmed before you register)

    Complete and sign the following:

    1. Observership Authorized Guest Agreement. Be sure you have both sponsor and signing authority signatures
    2. UHN Confidentiality Agreement 2016
    3. UHN Self Screen Health Evaluation Form
    4. Curriculum Vitae
    5. Photo
    6. Privacy eLearning Module. You must pass the quiz at the end of the module and upload screenshot of your passing score
    7. Orientation Module. You must pass the quiz at the end of the module and upload screenshot of your passing score

    Complete the online application and upload all the above documents. Electronic signatures are not accepted on any of the forms. You must print, fill in and sign the forms manually.

    Once all documents are received, the Observership Coordinator will review the application. If the application is approved you will receive the UHN Approval Memo by email which will outline the terms and conditions of your Observership.
    If you have not secured a UHN Sponsor, please complete the How To Request a Sponsor at UHN. Completed forms must be emailed to
    Please be aware that if you are suffering from the following symptoms of an acute illness at the time of your training, your observership training must be rescheduled.

    Any one of:

  • Cough, Productive (started in last 7 days)
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Rash
  • Or any two or more of:

  • Body Aches and Pains
  • Chills / Rigors
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue / Malaise
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Nausea / Vomiting
  • Painful Breathing
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sneezing
  • Sore Throat

  • For more information, please contact

    416-340-4800 x 2665