This hospital is an Academic Health Sciences Centre. That means it is a teaching facility where learners come to look after real patients in a real care setting. It is important for learners to do this to gain experience and build the skills they will need in the future.
You have a choice to accept care from learners, and we hope you will allow them to be part of your team.
When learners talk to patients like you, they learn how to include you and your family in your care. Learners know that treating you with respect and keeping you and your family at the centre of care are the main goals of the Health Sciences Centre.
Learners always have a clinical teacher they can call on for guidance. You may see learners with their clinical teacher or they may come to care for you on their own. You may be one of their best teachers just by telling them how you feel about the care they give you.