Medical learners

Medical Education

Our Medical Education program is recognized for high student satisfaction scores and has been ranked the number one choice for family medicine training at community teaching hospitals for a number of years. MGH attracts the brightest medical graduates from Canadian and international medical schools looking for unique and diverse experiences in a community hospital setting. 

MGH is recognized as an outstanding teaching organization committed to providing an exceptional educational experience to our learners. 

MGH acknowledges and prioritizes the important role that community plays in medical education. Delivering exceptional training experiences requires a dynamic network of learners, educators, and mentors. Our community invests in the strong potential of trainees as educators and embraces junior faculty as new leaders. 

The MGH Medical Education Office is proud to help MGH achieve its mission to mentor the next generation of healthcare providers.


Looking for a Selective, Elective, Rotation, or to Observe



Please email @email if you are interested in completing a rotation, selective or elective at MGH-TEHN.  



Please note that at this time MGH-TEHN is not accepting observers. 

Observers must, at a minimum, be a registered University student (high school students will not be accepted) and must be at least 18 years old. 

If you are interested in observing, please email @email to request our observer interest form. 

If you do not meet the requirements to be an observer or are looking for a longer experience, please consider the MGH Volunteer program. 


Starting a Selective, Elective, or Rotation



All learners must be registered with the University of Toronto before completing MGH registration. 


Non-University of Toronto Undergraduate learners must be registered with the Visiting Electives Office

Non-University of Toronto Postgraduate learners must be registered with the Postgraduate Medical Education Office


Please contact @email if you have not received our online registration form two weeks before your start date.   



Onboarding information will be provided once you complete the registration form. Getting to MGH

Getting to the Medical Education Office:

  • Use the Hospital’s main entrance at 825 Coxwell Avenue
  • Take the elevators in the Coxwell Lobby to the 4th floor
  • Medical Education is located directly opposite the elevator, through the double glass doors

Please review the onboarding video and emails for information about: 

  • MGH Photo ID Badge
  • Computer and WiFi Access Code
  • VPN Access Form
  • Dictation Number
  • Scrub Access
  • Locker (we will provide a lock)



All learners must complete in-person computer training on the first day of their rotation. You will receive your computer training date and time from the Medical Education Office.


Additional Information + Resources

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Part of the exceptional education provided at MGH includes a dedicated focus on wellness with continued efforts to optimize the learning environment. 

A devoted Associate Director overseeing this area helps to ensure that training experiences offer an inclusive and safe place to acquire knowledge and skill. 

The department has created a space for leadership to discuss and better understand the occupational traumas learners may experience in an academic healthcare setting. These dialogues have seeded the pathways in place to navigate any concerns that arise in a timely and learner-centric manner. Effectively addressing, discussing, and responding to incidents have positioned our learners to feel heard and supported.

If you would like to discuss a concern of this nature please reach out to be connected with a team member who can help.


Medical Education Office + Medical Education Committee


Dr. Peter Tzakas, Director, Medical Education

Joanne Mount, Manager, Medical Education Office

Dr. Adam Kaufman, Associate Director, Undergraduate Medical Education

Dr. Michelle Lockyer, Associate Director, Wellness and Learning Environment 

Dr. Ruchi Mohindra, Associate Director, Academic Appointments & Promotions, Professional Development, and Faculty Awards 

Dr. Sarah Wright, Research Scientist 



Department Education Leads 

Dr. Patrick Mark, Undergraduate Anesthesia

Dr. Leslie Shulman, Postgraduate Anesthesia

Dr. George Porfiris, Emergency Medicine 

Dr. Brad Hubbard, Otolaryngology

Dr. Catherine Yu, Undergraduate Family Medicine

Dr. Peter Tzakas, Postgraduate Family Medicine

Dr. Michael Warner, ICU

Dr. Pauline Henry, Lab Medicine

Dr. Ana Florescu, Medicine

Dr. Courtney Jolliffe, Undergraduate Obs/Gyne

Dr. Maja Gans, Postgraduate Obs/Gyne

Dr. Elin Raymond, Postgraduate Obs/Gyne

Dr. Nick Nianiaris, Undergraduate Ophthalmology

Dr. Joe Gasser, Postgraduate Ophthalmology

Dr.  Dmitry Tsvetkov, Orthopaedics

Dr. Ramona Joshi, Palliative Care

Dr. Julie Hukui, Undergraduate Paediatrics

Dr. Lauren Friedman, Postgraduate (Peds PGYs) Paediatrics

Dr. Aleks Meret, Postgraduate (FM PGYs) Paediatrics

Dr. Brett Beber, Plastic Surgery

Dr. Victoria Lee, Psychiatry

Dr. Hany Sawires, Surgery

Dr. Rajiv Singal, Urology

Stella Capisciolto, Midwifery

Dr. Peter Tzakas, MD, MEd, FCCFP, Director, Medical Education
Joanne Mount, Manager, Medical Education Office
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