North York General Hospital is a community academic hospital actively involved in teaching future health professionals. As the majority of hospital care in Canada is provided in community hospitals, North York General is uniquely positioned to teach new and better ways to meet the growing needs of our communities. Affiliated with the University of Toronto, the hospital's strong teaching role is supported by many academic links. North York General prepares future physicians, nurses, other health care professionals and administrative and operational personnel to work as part of an interprofessional team that provides essential care in the community.

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What we do

The Centre for Education at North York General Hospital advances health professional education by supporting and enhancing the student and teacher experience and fostering education scholarship among students, staff and physicians. The centre engages in, and fosters, partnerships within and outside the hospital. We provide leadership in education through collaboration.

Our vision

Improving health care through scholarly and innovative education

Who we are


Facts & Figures

  • Approximately 2,000 learners from various professions train with us each year. 
  • Over 800 medical rotations each year
  • Residents from 22 different University of Toronto programs
  • Over 800 nursing student placements each year
  • Over 300 health professions placements each year
  • Partners with 57 different academic institutions, including the University of Toronto
  • Trains students in 36 different professional program
  • 379 physicians with faculty appointments at University of Toronto