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About Sunnybrook

SUNNYBROOK MISSION, VISION & VALUES 

We care for our patients and their families when it matters most. 

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OUR EIGHT GLOBALLY RECOGNIZED PROGRAMS 

Sunnybrook has developed globally recognized excellence in eight strategic programs. In these areas we provide leading research, exceptional education and world-class patient care.

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OUR THREE CAMPUSES

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre has three sites:

  • Bayview Campus »

    2075 Bayview Avenue
    Phone: 416-480-6100

    Map of the Bayview Campus

    Caring for patients and their families at critical times in their lives, conducting leading-edge research, discovering innovative approaches to care, teaching the latest advances in healthcare, and our affiliation with the University of Toronto all distinguish Sunnybrook as one of Canada’s premier academic health sciences centres. At our Bayview campus, Sunnybrook provides expert and compassionate care for patients in their time of greatest need: from premature newborns, to those requiring critical care, specialized trauma, musculoskeletal, oncology, mental health, dementia, cardiac or stroke care, to elderly war veterans living at Sunnybrook.

  • Holland Orthopaedic & Arthritic Centre »

    43 Wellesley Street East
    Phone: 416-967-8500

    We are one of North America’s finest programs for musculoskeletal care, education and research. As part of the busiest trauma centre in the country, we focus on complex injuries that cannot be managed elsewhere. We focus on major musculoskeletal injury (a range of disorders involving muscles, bones, tendons, blood vessels, nerves and other soft tissues) and total joint replacement.
  • St. John’s Rehab »

    285 Cummer Avenue
    Phone: 416-226-6780  

    We are dedicated to specialized rehabilitation, rebuilding the lives of adults recovering from life-changing illness or injury. Home to Canada’s only organ transplant rehabilitation program and Ontario’s only burn rehabilitation program, we are recognized as a leader in delivering individually customized inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services that focus on the whole person - mind, body and spirit.

    As an academic organization, we contribute to the advancement of rehabilitation science through research and the professional development of our staff and future rehabilitation care providers.


EDUCATION AT SUNNYBROOK

At Sunnybrook… education is foundational to inventing the future of healthcare.

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At Sunnybrook we will:

  • Enable interprofessional teams that include patients & their families
  • Develop, adopt, and share innovation in education
  • Use technology to drive quality and engage our learners
  • Collaborate with the University of Toronto and our partners
  • Align with our clinical, research and organizational priorities
  • Teach and support our educators
  • Enhance research in education

GETTING INVOLVED WITH EDUCATION AT SUNNYBROOK

Get Involved!

At Sunnybrook, EDUCATION Matters! As part of this ongoing commitment, the Sunnybrook Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) was formed in 2010 to provide a forum for leaders across all health professions at Sunnybrook to drive education, strategic planning and implementation. SEAC also includes students and patients. If you are interested in helping improve the educational experience at Sunnybrook, please contact Dr. Ari Zaretsky, VP, Education at education@sunnybrook.ca.

Connect With Your Sunnybrook Community

Sunnybrook is a big place; it can be a little overwhelming. To connect with other health professional students, interns, residents and fellows, visit the Sunnybrook Education Blog at health.sunnybrook.ca/education. Here you will find information about surviving and thriving during your time at Sunnybrook, St. John’s Rehab or the Holland Centre. You can connect with other students across all health disciplines, get career tips from staff, transit info, links to interesting videos and articles, and advice on balancing work and life from the professionals and students who came before you.

If you are interested in contributing to the blog, please email education@sunnybrook.ca with “Education Blogger” in the subject line.

INTERPROFESSIONAL COLLABORATION AT SUNNYBROOK

Interprofessional team collaboration at Sunnybrook includes interprofessional education and interprofessional care. We learn together so that we will work together to create the highest quality and safest care possible. At Sunnybrook we define teams broadly and always consider who needs to be involved. Our teams include patients and their families, and people of all roles and professions. Our work in interprofessional collaboration is grounded in our person-centred approach.

At Sunnybrook we have 6 Core Competencies for Interprofessional Team Collaboration: 

  • Communication
  • Interprofessional Conflict Resolution
  • Shared Decision Making
  • Reflection, Role Clarification
  • Interprofessional Values & Ethics

These competencies give us a common language when we talk about collaboration and set the organizational expectation for how our teams will work.

Sunnybrook offers a wide variety of interprofessional learning opportunities for students, including 3 key components of the University of Toronto, Centre for Interprofessional Education’s Interprofessional Education Curriculum:

  • Flexible Learning Activities
  • Structured Interprofessional Education Placements
  • Elective Credit Activities

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