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As a full-service community teaching hospital, Michael Garron Hospital (MGH) is proud to offer over 75 placement opportunities to a variety of health professions, nursing and non-clinical students in a unique learning environment.
MGH offers great breadth and quality of services and programs in a generalist community setting. Students will enjoy working in an inter-professional model of care delivery.
What to expect at mgh:
- Friendly and supportive environment from staff and leadership.
- Opportunities to work with a diverse patient population, health issues and learning experiences including newcomers to Canada, inner city health and nearby Beach, Danforth and Thorncliffe Park neighbourhoods.
- Technologically advanced environment including videoconferencing, an electronic patient record and extensive online resources.
- Dedicated and knowledgeable supervisors/preceptors.
- Considerable one-on-one, hands-on teaching.
- A commitment to an inter-professional team-based approach to care.
- Evidence of how the practice of team care is integral to the patient experience.
MGH is an important teaching site for the University of Toronto.
Students in a variety of health disciplines, including nursing and non-clinical realms of healthcare, have an opportunity to be mentored at MGH. Student placements include, but are not limited to:
- Clinical ethics
- Clinical nutrition
- Diagnostic Imaging
- Health administration
- Information Technology
- Occupational therapy
- Personal support worker
- Research students
- Respiratory therapy
- Social work
- Speech language pathology
Student learners Onboarding Process
- Step 1: Starting a Placement
- Once your placement is confirmed you will receive a welcome package. Ensure that you have completed all the steps at least 2 weeks before your placement. It is encouraged to submit these documents as soon as possible to allow for approval and any potential issues that may arise.
- Vaccinations are non-negotiable and you must attest to completing them prior to your start date. Note that some vaccinations (such as COVID vaccine) or tests (such as TB skin tests) take time to organize.
- Ensure that you connect with your preceptor prior to your first day to understand dress code, materials needed, suggested and/or required reading, meeting place for day one, etc.
- Step 2: Prior to First Day
- Complete online registration (link will be emailed to you) as soon as possible
- Complete all online mandatory training modules
- Ensure all vaccinations are up-to-date and you are or will be 14 days past your second dose of the COVID vaccine
- Make adequate travel arrangements as parking is extremely limited.
- Step 3: On the First Day
- Bring your student I.D. and required documents.
- Enter through the Coxwell Ave. entrance and complete the screening.
- Meet up at the predetermined location with preceptor or student welcome team.
- Ensure you are wearing appropriate clothing and footwear for your first day. There will be a short tour for everyone and you may be starting your placement on that first day.