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Academics at Niagara Health

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Academics at Niagara Health

At Niagara Health, we work closely with our academic partners in the community to create extraordinary experiences for our learners.

We provide learning opportunities that support the improvement of organizational performance and enhance patient care. Collaborative learning provides our team members with professional development opportunities that effectively improve team performance, while our students benefit from experiential learning opportunities that prepare them for the world of healthcare today and tomorrow.

Quick facts

  • We have more than 90 academic partners, including Brock University, McMaster University and Niagara College.
  • In addition to having medical students in residence, we offer a variety of educational opportunities, including internships for employees looking to enhance their skills, and clinical placements for students during their schooling.
  • Our I-EQUIP program is an extension of the classroom, providing an opportunity for students and front-line staff to work together on a variety of quality initiatives that improve patient care. Since 2012, Brock University and Niagara Health have partnered on healthcare initiatives across Niagara, ranging from acute care to long-term care and rehabilitation.

“We’re proud to celebrate our partnership with McMaster. This work is enhancing patient experiences, and attracting and retaining the best and brightest healthcare professionals to work at Niagara Health.” - Dr. Johan Viljoen, Niagara Health’s Chief of Staff and Executive Vice-President, Medical

“Residents provide outstanding patient care, they teach and mentor the next generation of medical students and they bring their energy and enthusiasm to healthcare in Niagara.” - Dr. Amanda Bell, Regional Assistant Dean for the Niagara Regional Campus of the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine.

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