Students and trainees enrolled in health professional training programs, as well as those involved in advanced or graduate clinical preparation select St. Joseph's Health Centre for the unique opportunities available in a community teaching facility, and for the interprofessional education and practice model that reflects a commitment to excellence, development, competence and accountability.
St. Joseph's provides extensive student education opportunities for medical trainees, nursing students and students from a wide variety of other health professional programs.
St. Joseph's provides training to health care industry students for many different programs including:
Addictions Service Worker
Central Supply Processing
Child and Youth Worker
Clinical Nutrition/Dietetic Internship
Clinical Ethics (Fellowships)
Health Information Management
Speech Language Pathology
*If you are seeking a learning, observational and/or service opportunity that is not part of a prescribed curriculum and/or a student placement initiated by an affiliated academic site you must submit an observership application and receive approval to proceed. Please contact the Student Placement Liaison regarding the observership onboarding requirements and application form.
Our Academic Partners
St. Joseph's has been in partnership with the University of Toronto for over 70 years. In addition, we have strong academic partnerships with 30 different educational institutions in Ontario and across Canada. These include:
*Please note that for all students completing placements at SJHC, a current affiliation agreement must be in place. Further information about affiliation agreements is available by contacting the Student Placement Liaison.
Interprofessional Learning Opportunities
St. Joseph's Health Centre provides interprofessional student placements on an annual basis. We are also pleased to offer structured clinical interprofessional learning opportunities as part of our collaboration with the University of Toronto and the Centre for Interprofessional Education (IPE). Students are also welcome to attend many of the employee education events run on site.
Here are a couple of quotes from students who completed an IPE placement at SJHC:
- "The IPE placement changed my clinical practice because now I can recognize and communicate patient needs to other health care members and to work together to optimize patient health."
- "I feel more confident in referring patients to more appropriate Health Care Practitioners and interacting with other members of the team."
Student Feedback Helps us Achieve Our Vision
St. Joseph's Health Centre places a high value on the feedback we receive from our students & trainees. At the completion of all student/trainee placements, a follow-up survey is distributed via email. Thank you to all of our students who complete this survey and help us to work toward being ‘Canada's Best Community Teaching Hospital.'
We are pleased to share some of the positive feedback we have received from our students in 2011/12:
“I had an amazing experience at St. Joseph's Health Centre! The staff were wonderful and I never once felt like an outsider. I would love to come back and work at St. Joseph’s Health Centre when I graduate!”
“I have a clear understanding of the roles and responsibilities of various disciplines, a better understanding of how interdisciplinary teams on various floors work together, and a developed and refined knowledge-base about medicine, health, and nursing.”
“I really enjoyed this clinical experience. All the staff were welcoming and made me feel less nervous and more comfortable. They were willing to teach me different skills and answer any questions I had. I had a very good learning experience”
“Excellent place to gain experience and challenge our critical thinking skills. I would love to return, hopefully as an employee!”
“I had a wonderful experience at St. Joseph's. It was a very welcoming environment and I definitely increased my knowledge and skills during my placement. I was encouraged to participate with Interprofessional activities, which is important in our profession.”
“I could not have had a better learning environment.”
“My preceptor was phenomenal and was a positive role model for me as a fourth year nursing student. She was always there when I needed her for assistance in addition to ensuring I knew what I was doing and why I was doing it. Every day I was in I learned something new, by the end of my placement I felt confident in my skills as a nursing student. Not only was my preceptor great by herself but the staff as a whole was very supportive and communicated with me as if I was a full time staff. The inclusion I received as a new nursing student was something I deeply appreciated.”
Page last updated: January 25, 2013