School of Medicine partners with Humber River Hospital

School of Medicine partners with Humber River Hospital

July 18, 2013


Queen’s University and the Humber River Hospital in Toronto have reached a formal affiliation agreement that will see students, residents and clinical fellows from Queen’s University‘s School of Medicine rotate through all of the hospital’s acute care service disciplines, beginning with the Women’s and Children’s Program this August.

Dr. Richard Reznick, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences

"The Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s University is excited about the opportunities presented by working more closely with Humber River Hospital,” says Dr. Richard Reznick, Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen's. “We welcome Humber’s emerging strategy that is focusing increasing attention on educating health professionals for the future. We look forward to our engagement on the vital issue of advancing inter-professional education and care. We are also excited about the potential opportunities that may be provided to our learners when they take advantage of the impressive new facilities being constructed for the HRH Redevelopment project."

“Humber River is uniquely positioned to be an institution of learning for medical students at all levels,” notes Dr. Rueben Devlin, President & CEO of Humber River Hospital. “The educational opportunities that present themselves at Humber River Hospital are varied and numerous. It will be a very challenging, yet very rewarding rotation for our Queen’s students, and we are delighted to formalize our partnership with the university.”

Humber River Hospital is one of Canada's largest regional acute care hospitals, serving a catchment area of more than 850,000 people in the northwest Greater Toronto Area. The hospital currently operates on three sites with a total of 549 beds, 3,000 staff, approximately 600 physicians and 400 volunteers. Also affiliated with the University of Toronto, the hospital is home to Ontario's first Centre of Excellence for laparoscopic bariatric surgery, has the GTA’s third largest cancer program, and is the first community hospital in Canada to perform robotic surgery.

Currently under construction, the redeveloped Humber River Hospital will be the first fully digital hospital in North America, giving Queen's medical students and residents a unique environment in which to train and practice.

“This is great news for Humber River Hospital, and reflects well on the expertise of our medical staff both as clinicians and teachers,” explains Dr. Ray Martin, Humber’s Vice President of Medical & Academic Affairs. “It speaks volumes that an organization as impressive as Queen’s University chose Humber as its Toronto partner. It is a strong endorsement of the quality of our medical education program, and the instruction medical students receive at our hospital.”

Humber River Hospital is currently building North America's first fully digital hospital, one that the organization plans to make a technological and environmental showcase. Learn more here.