Students and Resident Placements


At Ontario Shores we embrace our responsibility to advance the mental health care system and expand our research, teaching and education expertise. As a community teaching hospital, and with our affiliation with the University of Toronto Medical School we are providing more opportunities for student placements, residents, interns and medical students.

Academic Programs

Ontario Shores hosts over 300 students in various capacities, from undergraduate, through graduate and post-graduate programs.


  • Heather
    My placement at Ontario Shores has taught me skills that I will use in my future nursing career.
    ~ Heather Kavelaar
    Third-year nursing student, UOIT, ASU
  • Katie
    My short time at Ontario Shores has given me a lot of lifetime experiences that I can apply to any field of nursing.”
    ~ Katie Kellestine
    Third-year nursing student, UOIT, ASU
  • Samantha
    My clinical experience at Ontario Shores has opened my eyes to mental health. It is something that affects everyone and the staff on ASU helped me realize that.
    ~ Samantha Loney
    Third-year nursing student, UOIT, ASU
  • Ashley
    The staff were very receptive to students and continually provided positive feedback. Ontario Shores has created an enriching learning placement, and I am pleased that I got the chance to work here. Thank you!
    ~ Ashley MacMillan
    Third-year nursing student, UOIT, FAU
  • Erica
    My favorite part of the day is the time I spend with patients; this is where the bulk of my learning occurs. Each individual is so diverse and unique that listening to their personal stories enhances my appreciation for the complexity of mental health as well as for the strength of the human spirit.
    ~ Erica Martin,
    Psychology Intern, FPRU and NRS
  • Tanya
    Staff at Ontario Shores are supportive in the learning experience and are always open to sharing their knowledge.
    ~ Tanya Rigby
    Third-year nursing student, UOIT, PRA
  • Olivia
    Working at Ontario Shores has given me a positive perspective of mental health, and it’s a field I would like to pursue in the future.
    ~ Olivia Struke
    Third-year nursing student, UOIT, FCRU
  • Mike
    The program offered me a personal look at the connection between mental health and the justice system. What I learned at Ontario Shores is the reason I continue to pursue mental health law.
    ~ Mike Vrantsidis
  • Nicholas
    I like how Ontario Shores is always different. It gives unique challenges on a week to week basis.
    Nicholas Herstead,
    Third-year nusring student, UOIT, PRA
  • Dina
    Exposure to a wide range of clinical cases in combination with excellent supervision, a supportive interdisciplinary team and friendly staff at Ontario Shores make this hospital an outstanding training facility!
    ~ Dina Buttu,
    Psychology Intern
  • Stephanie
    It was a great experience; different from any other.
    ~ Stephanie Arpin
    Third-year nursing student, UOIT, PRA
  • Emily
    Ontario Shores has provided an enriching contribution to my nursing practice. With the assistance of excellent staff and our instructor, I have learned a great deal about mental health and caring for the patients within this facility.
    ~ Emily DeSantis
    Third-year nursing student, UOIT, FAU
  • Heather
    Working at Ontario Shores has provided me with endless opportunities. I am now interested in making mental health my future career choice.
    ~ Heather Humphries
    Third-year nursing student, UOIT, FCRU