Surrey Place Centre is an affiliated community teaching site of the University of Toronto.
Undergraduate and Graduate Education, University of Toronto:
In collaboration with their University of Toronto and Surrey Place Centre colleagues, Surrey Place Centre physicians provide instruction to medical and non-medical trainees in several teaching programs in developmental disabilities including:
- All third year medical students participate in a mandatory day of interdisciplinary educational, clinical, community activities with participation of self-advocates and families. This day is organized by Surrey Place Centre staff. Community partners include Toronto Partnership for Autism Services (TPAS), Broadview Village, Centre for Opportunities Respect and Empowerment, Lucy McCormick, Central ADP (Adult Development Program), Coffee Shed and Surrey Place Centre parent volunteers.
- Masters of Science in Genetic Counseling trainees participate in a 5 week module on developmental disabilities as part of the Clinical Issues in Pregnancy and Child Development course.
- All University of Toronto Psychiatry residents during their first three years of training attend interdisciplinary educational and clinical activities in developmental disabilities coordinated and taught by Surrey Place Centre staff in partnership with colleagues in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto. Community partners in this teaching includes a Dual Diagnosis Program at CAMH, Griffin Community Support Network, COTA Health and self advocates. Educational resources developed and written by Developmental Disabilities Faculty are available to support this learning.
- Second year General Paediatric residents from The Hospital for Sick Children, participate in interdisciplinary educational and clinical activities at Surrey Place Centre during their developmental paediatric rotation.
- Developmental Paediatric residents from Bloorview Kids Rehab, spend one month at Surrey Place Centre during their two year training program.
- Family Medicine and Psychiatry residents take up electives at Surrey Place Centre for varying lengths of time.
Continuing Medical Education
Surrey Place Centre staff led by the Family Medicine team in collaboration with provincial colleagues deliver a province-wide training course on “Building sustainable primary health care services to improve the health and quality of life of Ontarians with developmental disabilities” based on the Canadian Consensus Guidelines for the Primary Health Care of Adults with Development Disabilities.