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 learning objectives, behaviour and orientation to the organization. Sponsors can be clinical or surgical staff that provide learning opportunities in their respective fields.
It is the observers 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 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.
Phone: 416 340 4800 ext. 2665
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.
An elective student must be registered at the University of Toronto and is on clinical rotation at UHN. An external observer is a non-UHN medical learner or a non-UHN staff 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 unsupervised 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.
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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.