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Placements, Rotations & Observerships

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and partners with universities and colleges across Canada and around the world. We are proud to be the destination for more than 5,000 learners from 50 health disciplines and 95 countries. Our learners have the opportunity to practice and build their clinical, research and educational skills in an environment that provides the highest quality of care.

Seeking a placement or rotation »

Student placements are arranged through fieldwork coordinators of affiliated academic institutions. Contact your school if you wish to do your placement at Sunnybrook.

All postgraduate trainees, clinical fellows and visiting elective trainees must register with the University of Toronto’s Postgraduate Medical Education Office. Undergrad medical students, physician assistants, and dental students must register through the University of Toronto’s Medical Education Office as part of the Peters-Boyd Academy.

Information for graduate nursing students »

Information about the Professional Master’s Diploma in Dietetics  »

Starting a placement or rotation »

If your placement at Sunnybrook has been confirmed by your school, you must register through Sunnybrook’s Student Registration System

You will receive an automated e-mail with your login ID and password upon approval of your placement.

As part of your registration you will be asked to complete online mandatory training that is designed in compliance with provincial legislation. It will also provide you with knowledge of our services and policies.

Information for nursing clinical instructors »

Apply to be an observer »

Sunnybrook offers educational observership opportunities for Canadian and international learners. Observerships provide an opportunity to gain insight into how health care is provided in hospitals and how various departments function. Observers are permitted to watch clinical interactions, procedures and participate in educational opportunities in their interested area. There will be no direct patient care engagement during the course of an observership.

Learn more about our observership program for domestic and international students »