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How to Apply and Register

NOTICE: Due to COVID-19 outbreak, all Observerships at UHN are currently suspended and no UHN staff sponsor requests for an Observership are being accepted for the time period of March-July 2020. If you have a confirmed start date within March, April, May, June or July 2020, please do not register online and contact your UHN sponsor directly to reschedule. This is a cautionary measure in response to the COVID-19 outbreak to keep our patients, staff and learners as safe as possible. Please check back for updates or email obseverships@uhn.ca if you have any questions.

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.

To Appy for an Observership at UHN

To apply for an Observership at UHN, you can:

Option 1: Contact a UHN staff yourself through the UHN website directly and confirm sponsorship and observership dates before you register.

Option 2: Complete the How To Request a Sponsor at UHN. Completed forms must be emailed to observerships@uhn.ca

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.

Observership Registration Steps

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.

Complete and sign the following:

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. 

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 observerships@uhn.ca

416-340-4800 x 2665