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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.
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The Observerships Program will no longer be issuing refunds after 4 months from the scheduled start date of a cancelled observership. Please contact
email@example.com if you have any questions.
In order to protect everyone at UHN, you cannot come to UHN to observe If are not feeling well including any of the following symptoms:
If you have any of these symptoms or are feeling unwell, DO NOT come to UHN. Tell your UHN sponsor that you will not be coming in and contact the Observerships Office at UHN.
If you are at UHN and develop any symptoms: Inform your UHN sponsor right away and you should leave the building immediately.
If you have tested positive for COVID-19 you are not permitted to return to UHN for 10 days after testing positive.
If you are negative for COVID-19 you are not permitted back on site until all symptoms are resolved for a minimum of 48 hours.
All Observers/Authorized Guests require a UHN Sponsor. The Sponsor is someone affiliated with UHN who is willing to take responsibility for the Observers/Authorized Guest observer objectives, behaviour and orientation to the organization. Sponsors can be clinical or surgical staff that provide learning opportunities in their respective fields.
IIt is the observer's responsibility to connect with a sponsor in their program of interest and then proceed with the application process. If you would like to pursue an observership at UHN but do not have a sponsor, please send a brief description of your objectives and an updated Curriculum Vitae/Resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will do our best to help facilitate a potential connection for you. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that a connection will be made.
The Signing Authority is the Senior Manager, Director or Chief to the Sponsor that will authenticate the Observership. The Signing Authority's signature is required on the Observation/Authorized Guest Agreement.
Print the forms and complete your sections in full and send the forms that require these signatures by email to your Sponsor. They will sign the form and email it back to you in order to submit your completed application package to the Observerships/Authorized Guest email email@example.com.
A medical elective student must be registered at the University of Toronto and is on clinical rotation at UHN. All clinical learners who are at UHN must be registered as such (e.g., as a student, resident or fellow). An external observer is someone who is not affiliated with UHN and applying for a shadowing experience at UHN only. External observers do not have patient interaction, have no access to the hospital operating system and no access to patient information.
Non-refundable application payment is processed through the online application. The application process will automatically prompt you to pay with your credit card. MasterCard and Visa are accepted.
There is no guarantee that a connection with a Sponsor will be made. Coordinators will help to facilitate a connection where possible. It is the Candidate's responsibility to make a connection with a Sponsor.
It is the responsibility of the Observer/Authorized Guest to coordinate housing accommodations prior to their visit.
No. It is the Sponsor's decision to prepare an evaluation or letter of recommendation.
If an Observer/Authorized Guest is currently enrolled in an academic institution with whom UHN has a signed Affiliation Agreement, they will be exempt from paying Observership/Authorized Guest fee.