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Arranging your placement

Please use the information on this page to understand how Bridgepoint works with educational institutions to provide clinical placements for learners.

Arranging a clinical placement

We welcome individual learners and groups of learners to our unique, interprofessional, collaborative environment.  We take learners from the professions and the institutions listed below, with which we have current affiliation agreements.  You should note that individual affiliation agreements may not cover all the programs of study offered by an institution.

Please note also that Bridgepoint can offer placements only to learners for whom the placement is part of the curriculum.  Students seeking general hospital experience, whether paid or unpaid, where this is not part of the curriculum, should approach either the Volunteer Office or the Careers page.

Bridgepoint does not, in general, provide any funding for learners studying on placement.

In order to arrange a placement you should ask your institution to contact the Academic Office.  Other than medical trainees Bridgepoint does not accept placement requests directly from learners. 

If you are studying overseas and hope to have a placement at Bridgepoint as part of your degree, you should ask your institution to contact one of the affiliated institutions listed lower on this page.  We consider learners for placements who are studying overseas where they are put forward via an affiliated institute.

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Eligible Professions

  • Clinical Nutrition/Dietetics

  • Communicative Disorders Assistant

  • Clinical Research
  • Food Services Management and Preparation

  • Health Administration
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

  • Information Technology
  • Medicine and Physician's Assistant
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Speech Language Pathology
  • Social Work
  • Spiritual Care
  • Therapeutic Recreation and TR Assistant

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Our Academic Partners

Bridgepoint Active Healthcare is affiliated with the University of Toronto. We also have academic partnerships with many different publicly funded educational institutions including:

  • Brock University
  • Centennial College
  • Dalhousie University
  • Durham College
  • George Brown College
  • Georgian College
  • Humber College
  • McMaster University
  • Queen's University
  • Ryerson University
  • Seneca College
  • The Michener Institute
  • University of Alberta
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Manitoba
  • University of Western Ontario
  • York University

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Observerships and shadowing experiences

We are not currently able to support observership and shadowing experiences outside of clinical placements. 

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Medical Trainees

Bridgepoint welcomes medical students, residents and Fellows from Canada, the US and countries beyond.  All medical trainees are required to register with the University of Toronto and follow that institution's processes in applying for undergraduate or postgraduate elective or selective rotations at Bridgepoint. 

Bridgepoint has a number of electives in the University of Toronto undergraduate electives catalogue.  All elective areas are available to both undergraduates and postgraduates and we welcome Fellows in any area.

For non-University of Toronto learners please consult the appropriate website:

Learners with an interest in taking an elective at Bridgepoint should contact the Academic Office to enquire whether the supervisor is available for the dates they have in mind. Placement length is flexible depending on learner and supervisor availability.  You may express a preference for a services to be placed on, depending on your interests.  Once dates have been agreed learners must book their placement through the appropriate system.

All undergraduates and postgraduates should note that, if their elective is three weeks or longer they may have an opportunity to participate in a structured IPE placement. If you are interested in participating please contact the Academic Office.

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