Teaching & Education

Teaching the next generation


Each year, over 5,500 people are trained at the MUHC, including more than 1,000 medical and surgical residents, 2,400 nurses, 550 medical students, 1,200 researchers, and 400 students in other health-related fields. These students go on to become the next generation of health professionals, serving our community at the MUHC and other Quebec institutions.

 We train over 4,500 health care professionals annually.

Medical students and professionals need facilities that let them interact in a way that is sensitive to the needs of patients and their families and that give students access to the latest medical methods, technologies and procedures. New MUHC is strengthening our teaching abilities, thanks to:

  • Single-patient rooms with ample space for students so teaching can take place without compromising patient confidentiality or comfort
  • Access to high-tech simulators to practice complex surgical techniques outside the operating room
  • Dedicated teaching areas for students and teachers to interact comfortably away from patients
  • Telemedicine and other communications technologies allowing for remote teaching, giving students the chance to learn from professionals across Canada and around the world

Medical Education Programs

The McGill Faculty of Medicine offers both clinical and scientific training programs. A large proportion of such training is carried out within MUHC hospitals. Programs are offered at the undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate levels. Continuing education programs for faculty members are also offered, as well as a public education program in science and medicine. Click here for complete list of clinical and basic science departments within the Faculty of Medicine.

Allied Health Professions - Professional Schools

Several schools that are part of the allied health professions are also part of the McGill Faculty of Medicine. These include the School of Nursing and the Schools of rehabilitation and communication sciences. They offer both professional (applied) and research-oriented educational programs.

Patient Resource Centres

The MUHC hospitals all have Patient Resource Centres that provide patients and their families with the latest medical information, as well as support and community resources. Some of the material is bilingual (English/French), and some Centres have computer workstations that can link users to reliable and current consumer health information on a wide range of topics. Librarians are also available to help users find the type of information that they are looking for. The Patient Resource Centres can be reached by e-mail or by telephone, and walk-ins are also welcome.

See: Patient Resource Centres
See also: MUHC Health Education Collection


The MUHC hospital libraries are open to the MUHC community. They are full-service libraries equipped with electronic, audiovisual, and print-based materials covering a wide range of medical and scientific topics, including the History of Medicine. Specific information about the services and collections available in each library can be found on the individual library websites. Click here to see our libraries.