Teaching & Learning

Providing a culture of lifelong learning is key to helping us achieve our vision of being a community teaching health centre for the future.

Around 800 medical students, residents and fellows and over 150 interprofessional education students from a wide variety of health care professions come through our doors every single year. These students choose us for the unique learning opportunities that we are able to provide as an urban community hospital.

Our staff support and encourage students as they learn how to deliver the best care to meet the needs of our patients, their families and the communities that we serve. We are known by our partners in education for our rich learning environment, and with them, we have helped to produce some extraordinary professionals that are truly committed to clinical excellence.

The past year was an exciting one for community-based education at St. Joe’s. In addition to our traditional Annual Clinical Day and Cardiovascular Symposium, we have enhanced our Continuing Medical Education series with many new events being launched this year including our Diabetes Management Series and Men’s Health Series. Both allowed participants to learn from top medical experts in various fields.

In 2014, we honoured and celebrated all of the contributions that medical residents provide to the Health Centre by organizing the first ever week-long Resident Awareness Week. It was a great opportunity to shine a spotlight on the hundreds of residents who provide care at St. Joe’s.

Our Department of Medical Education and Scholarship was honoured to host Federal Minister of Health Rona Ambrose for a day in April 2014. Minister Ambrose became a surgical resident and got to see first-hand how we are leading the way in surgical education and providing excellent care for patients close to home.

It’s these kinds of events that provide an opportunity for knowledge exchange and networking among our staff and the community.

Alongside these initiatives, we provide on-site continuing education programs, an annual Interprofessional Education Week, and financial assistance for all our learners.

Our culture of lifelong learning at St. Joe’s means our staff and physicians are equipped to handle the changing health care landscape – which ultimately means providing quality patient care for our patients and our community.

Resident Reflections On Learning At St. Joe’s

Teaching & Learning

“Everyone’s been really warm and inviting. They care about your learning experience and your learning goals,” says Neha Goyal.

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“I’ve spent a year here being a resident at St. Joe’s and it will always stand out in my mind as a really warm and welcoming environment to train as a resident,” says Kathleen Broad.

Did you know?
Around 800 medical students, residents and fellows and over 150 interprofessional education students come through our doors every single year.