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Infectious Diseases


The Division of Infectious Diseases does not routinely accept observers. On occasion, we do have the capacity to accept international medical observers. To submit your request for an observership, please see the International Medical Observer Application page on the SickKids International website.

Observerships are a temporary, unfunded appointment which does not allow direct patient contact.  For a ‘hands-on’ patient care education experience, please refer to information for ‘electives’ above. Observers will not receive educational credit or certification from SickKids for time spent observing. An observer is not considered an employee of SickKids for any purpose and therefore is not entitled to salary, benefits, reimbursement of expenses or other forms of compensation. Observers at SickKids are not covered under the the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) and are not covered under the hospital's liability insurance. Observers release the hospital and its affiliates from any responsibility or liability for personal injury, and/or damage to, or loss of property.