Step 1: Arranging a placement

To access a student placement at Baycrest, you must be a student registered in any of our affiliated universities or colleges. All professional disciplines at Baycrest have practice chiefs who organize student placements. Due to the high volume of request for placements, we ask that faculty liaisons from the universities and colleges contact us regarding the placement process.

Nursing students

Every year, over 700 nursing students obtain their clinical training at Baycrest where they learn and develop their clinical skills.

Request for placement is arranged and sent by your university or college to the nursing contact at Baycrest.

Notifications are sent to the schools to confirm placements via email/HSPNet. Institutions without HSPNet need to fill out the Nursing Placement Form and then email the request to

The timeline for arranging nursing student placement is as follows:

PlacementsDeadlines for submission requests:Schools will be notified:
FallJune 15July 15
WinterOctober 15November 15
Spring/SummerFebruary 15March 15

Medical students, trainee rotations and electives

Request for clinical rotation or elective is arranged by your academic institution and negotiated between the academic institution and the discipline contact to identify a suitable supervisor. See the Baycrest Medical discipline contacts.

For medical students

All visiting elective students (those not from University of Toronto) must register directly with the Visiting Electives Office at the University of Toronto.

For residents

All visiting elective residents (those not from University of Toronto) must also register directly with the Postgraduate Medical Education Office at the University of Toronto. 

Additional information

Health professions

If you are a student seeking a placement or clinical rotation at Baycrest, please contact the applicable professional discipline. Placement or clinical rotation is negotiated between the Professional Practice Advisors (PPA) and the Program Coordinator at your academic institution with the student.

  • Audiology and Speech Language Pathology
  • Spiritual Care/Chaplaincy
  • Clinical Nutrition
  • Dentistry
  • Pharmacy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Social Work


Placement for students in the non-clinical profession is arranged and negotiated between the academic institution and the discipline contact to identify a suitable supervisor. Please send email to


Please visit the Research and Training Centre for further information.