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.
University Health Network is a health care and medical research organization in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The scope of research and complexity of cases at UHN has made us a national and international source for discovery, education and patient care.
Our 10 medical programs are spread across eight hospital sites – Princess Margaret, Toronto General, Toronto Rehab’s five sites, Toronto Western – as well as our education programs through the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. Learn more about the services, programs and amenities offered at each location.
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Find out how to get to and around our nine locations — floor plans, parking, public transit, accessibility services, and shuttle information.
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Being touched by illness affects us in different ways. Many people want to give back to the community and help others. At UHN, we welcome your contribution and offer different ways you can help so you can find one that suits you.
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The Observerships Program will no longer be issuing refunds after 4 months from the scheduled start date of a canceled observership. No refunds will be issued for Observerships with start dates in 2020 or one year from the date that payment was processed. Please contact
firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
If you have any of the following symptoms, you cannot come to UHN to work/observe:
DO NOT come to UHN. Self-isolate at home. 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 symptoms: Inform your UHN sponsor right away and you are required to leave the building immediately.
DO NOT come to UHN without direction from your healthcare provider. You are not permitted to be onsite until day 11 (10 full days) after testing positive.
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
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
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.
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.