Welcome to this guide to library resources for International Learners at UHN. The purpose of this guide is to:
- Direct you to online resources and courses to help you understand the Canadian healthcare system.
- Highlight resources for English as a second-language.
- Direct you to medical licensing exam requirements in Canada and the United States.
- Provide an overview of evidence-based search techniques.
- Provide suggestions for accessing library resources after UHN.
Please note: All UHN staff and affiliated learners have access to library services and a library Information Specialist who can assist you by providing free-of-charge literature searches and training on the effective use of any of our library's resources. Contact your Information Specialist or submit a question for further assistance.
If you are also a student of the University of Toronto you can access additional resources through the University by obtaining a UofT library card or TCard. UHN staff who are affiliated (usually by cross-appointment) with the University of Toronto can also take advantage of University of Toronto borrowing privileges.
Understanding Canadian Healthcare
Canada's Healthcare System
An overview of Canada's health care system from Health Canada. More detailed information is also available on specific elements of the health care system, including health human resources, primary health care, home and community care and pharmaceuticals coverage.
HealthForce Ontario Information Sessions
Information sessions from the Access Centre include orientations for IMGs as well as information on courses for OSCE preparation, Medical Culture & Communication, and Understanding the Canadian Health Care System.
Canadian Health Care System, Culture and Context for Internationally Educated Healthcare Professionals
This link is for a a course designed for internationally educated health professionals who are in the process of becoming licensed in Canada. It is offered two times per year and administered by the University of Toronto.
Understanding Healthcare in Ontario
From the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, these pages provide information for both the public and healthcare professionals.