Baycrest offers clinical observership for fully trained health professional with a registration/license to practice from Canada or abroad as well as students, who are want to gain and transfer knowledge within a particular clinical specialty and have received a commitment from our health professional to be their supervisor.

Under certain circumstances, they are permitted to observe clinical activities at Baycrest while in the presence of the supervising (hosting) member of the active health professional staff. As passive observers, they are not permitted to engage in patient care of any kind.

Other types of observerships:

  • Non-Clinical Observers
    Those which do not involve exposure to patients and/or patient information (e.g. observership in non-clinical areas – engineering, public relations, etc.). To secure a supervisor, contact or call 416-785-2500, ext. 2518.
  • Shadowing for Volunteers
    These are arranged for volunteers through Volunteer Services and are requests for a less formal opportunity to gain exposure to the health care environment. Contact Volunteer Services for more information at 416-785-2500, ext. 2572.

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It is the observer’s responsibility to connect with a staff member in their program of interest and then proceed with the application process. If you would like to pursue an observership at Baycrest but do not have a supervisor, please send a brief description of your learning objectives and an updated resume to

For health discipline contact:

We will do our best to help facilitate a potential connection for you. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee that a connection will be made.

You must begin the application process at least 90 days prior to the requested date of your observership. The maximum length of an observership or authorized guest is 6 weeks.

Please note: There is a non-refundable fee for observerships. Contact for fee info.

Students at affiliated educational institutions will not have to pay a fee.

If you have questions, please contact our Student Coordinator, at 416-785-2500, ext. 2518 or

Step 1
All observers are responsible for securing a primary supervisor for the observership period.

Step 2
Complete and sign the Observership Application. If you are a student enrolled in an affiliated educational institution the fee may be waived. Proof of enrollment is required for verification by the Student Coordinator. The application must be supported by the following additional information:

  • A copy of Photo Identification confirming the identity of the applicant;
  • Proof of your license or equivalent in country of origin or home jurisdiction (i.e. provincial license, national credential, etc.);
  • Proof of health insurance to cover the observership period (Canadian clinicians may use their provincial health card for this purpose);
  • Learning objectives for the observership.

Step 3
Complete and sign the Confidentiality Agreement

Step 4
Complete the Health and Safety Clearance

  • Proof of immunization status (e.g., 2 step TB test and Influenza vaccination required, Hepatitis B & C recommended).

Step 5
Prepare your resume.

Step 6
Submit all of the above documentation in one email to

Once all documents are received, the Student Coordinator will approve or decline the application. If the application is approved, you will be sent an Approval Memo by email that will outline the terms and conditions of your observership and the next steps of your observership.