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How to Apply and Register

NOTE: Thank you for your interest in the Observerships at UHN. Due to the current global situation regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we have closed our online application in compliance with UHN policies to ensure the safety of patients, staff and all visitors – including learners – to our sites.  As we continue to monitor the pandemic, in person observerships will continue to be on hold.  Please check our website and social media pages for the most up-to-date information and to stay connected. You can also reach us at observerships@uhn.ca, we are open to discuss and answer any observership related questions or concerns. If you have a confirmed start date within March-September 2020, please do not register online and contact your UHN sponsor directly. This is a cautionary measure in response to the COVID-19 outbreak to keep our patients, staff and learners safe. Please check the website regularly for updates.

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:

NOTE: The Observership Application is closed in compliance with UHN policies to ensure the safety of patients, staff and all visitors – including learners – to our sites as we continue to monitor the pandemic, in person observerships will continue to be on hold.  

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