Education at Baycrest
Education is a key component of the new Baycrest Health Sciences model introduced this year. Under our new five year Education Strategic Plan, Baycrest is organizing and integrating the different components of our education enterprise within our Centre for Education & Knowledge Exchange in Aging.
Through its local and globally focused educational efforts, Baycrest is striving to be the world’s pre-eminent distributor of knowledge regarding best and leading-edge practices in senior care and aging solutions.
Fully affiliated with the University of Toronto (U of T), Baycrest has an extensive clinical training program in geriatric care. Annually, nearly 900 students, trainees and other practitioners from 24 universities and colleges have a unique opportunity to experience the delivery of high quality care alongside leading experts on one of the world’s most comprehensive campuses of care focused on aging and care of older adults.
Each year we provide students with practical on-site training in almost every healthcare discipline. More than 230 of our staff hold academic appointments at the University of Toronto and/or other partner universities, colleges and institutes in Faculties of Medicine, Nursing, Social Work and Rehabilitation Sciences, among others.
Baycrest hosts a number of provincial, national and international educational programs each year and we are an emerging hub for global tele-education in aging, collaborating with close to 50 institutions around the world. We also provide educational programs for staff, clients, families, and caregivers as well as the general public.
The Centre for Education and Knowledge Exchange in Aging
The Centre for Education & Knowledge Exchange in Aging was established in early 2011 with the appointment of Dr. David Conn as the inaugural director.
The Centre for Education & Knowledge Exchange in Aging provides leadership and infrastructure to the education enterprise at Baycrest including integration and coordination of educational activities and supporting both educators and learners. The Centre supports programs for teaching students and trainees, patients and families about the latest knowledge regarding aging and seniors’ care. The Centre provides a vital bridge for translating knowledge into clinical practice and enables Baycrest scientists, clinicians and educators, together with our collaborators and partners, to communicate breakthroughs and discoveries across the province and beyond.
The key functions of the Centre for Education & Knowledge Exchange in Aging include:
- Teaching & Education programs
- Faculty Development
- Evaluation & Education Scholarship
- Knowledge Translation & Exchange
- Consumer & Client Education
The Centre will share knowledge with professionals, other health-care organizations, families and caregivers, as well as the public. Some examples of the Centre’s educational offerings include: our international telehealth program, our Visiting Professor Lecture Series and our Insights into Aging 101 series for consumers. For further details please refer to our Strategic Plan.