Education at North York General

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.

Watch spoken word artist Britta B. as she performs her poem on education at North York General Hospital.

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

  • Over 1,000 medical students and resident rotations each year
  • Over 900 nursing placements each year
  • Over 300 health professions placements each year
  • Partners with 36 different academic institutions, including the University of Toronto
  • Trains students in 60 different professional programs
  • 21% of all University of Toronto medical learner days in a community setting took place at NYGH (this ranks #1)
  • Residents from 22 different University of Toronto programs
  • 312 physicians with faculty appointments at University of Toronto