Welcome to St. Michael’s Hospital


Welcome to St. Michael’s Hospital!  We are thrilled that you are joining us for an educational placement at our hospital.


If you are part of a group with a clinical instructor, please contact them as you will be arriving together to complete your registration/receive your badge etc.

Individually precepted students can only receive their ID badge on the first official day of their placement and should arrive on this day. If this is not possible, please contact Cindy Chiu chiuc@smh.ca.

Additionally, please refer to HSPnet for contact information of the Clinical Nurse Educator for the unit you are assigned to. The educator will provide you will information regarding shifts, preceptors, unit specific orientation etc.

Soarian Clinical Documentation (EPR) e-Learning

You will need to complete Clinical Documentation E-Learning prior to accessing electronic patient documentation tools. This must be done via St. Michael’s Hospital Intranet. The two levels of documentation are “Charting” or “View Only” access – Please select the appropriate training for your placement.

SMH Application

Description of Access

How to access the documentation



Electronic Clinical Documentation (Charting)

Full Soarian Access for Inpatient Units

  1. Go to the SMH Intranet
  2. Choose “My Work” heading
  3. Choose on the menu bar – SMH A to Z
  4. The options under “N” Page
    – Select: Nursing Clinical Systems
    – Select: Electronic Nursing Clinical Documentation
    – Click on the “Clinical Documentation for Inpatient RNs eLearning Tutorial

Or copy and paste the following link into your browser:




Electronic Clinical Documentation (View Only)

View Only Soarian Access for ICU’s & Clinics

  1. Go to the SMH Intranet
  2. Choose “My Work” heading
  3. Choose “Electronic Clinical Documentation Viewing Only”


Or copy and paste the following link into your browser:



Play → Electronic Clinical Documentation Viewing Only (6minutes)

Infection Prevention and Control e-Learning

The following link contains resources for review of basic infection prevention and control principles and hand hygiene moments for all staff involved in direct patient care.

MAK Training (Medication Administration Check)

Nursing students that are on an inpatient unit are required to attend a MAK training session. The training will allow you to document your medication administration. This session is hands on and 2 hours in duration. Classes are held at 2 Queen Street EAST, Manulife Building, 8th floor.  Room #810.  You must exit St. Michael’s hospital.  It is on the N/W corner of Queen/Victoria, beside Tim Horton’s.


Please email cpoeeducation@smh.ca to register for a training session if you have not done so already. If you are in a clinical group, your Clinical Instructor will have arranged a training session for your group – you do not need to contact CPOE.

Computer Access and Tools


Outlook email account

Accessing your email is simple via the Outlook icon. If the Outlook icon is not on your desktop, you can access your email with the following steps:


  1. Go to http://www.stmichaelshospital.com
  2. Select “Working Here”
  3. Select “For Staff”
  4. Select “Email”

Safety & Learning System

On line incident reporting tool.

The Safety & Learning System event tracking icon can be found on most St. Michael’s desktops. If not, please follow these steps:


  1. Go to http://www.stmichaelshospital.com
  2. Select “My Work”
  3. Select “All Applications”
  4. Scroll down to “Corporate”
  5. Select “Safety and Learning”

Wireless Access

WIFI Access

To login to the Wifi from your mobile device, tablet or laptop:


  1. When searching for a network, choose SMH_PRIME
  2. You will be prompted to enter your Network ID & password
  3. Connect to the network


The Student Centre will assign you a temporary locker while you are on your clinical placement, however you must supply your own lock. Lockers are located on the 5th floor of the Shuter Wing and you will need your ID Badge/Access Card to enter the locker rooms.

Please note that your locker must be cleared and emptied of all contents on the last day of your placement. Due to capacity issues, failure to do so can result in your lock being cut and the removal of your personal items after your last placement date. While the locker room is a secured area, the Student Centre is not responsible for any of your personal items at any time.

Virtual Care and Privacy

Below you will find resources which can help you with setting up your student Zoom account along with some best practices in privacy and virtual care.

Zoom Account Set-up – Students
Quick VC at UHT
Privacy Guide – Working From Home

Personal Crisis

We are committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination, harassment, and violence for everyone, including students. Our team is here to listen, support, and guide those who have experienced or witnessed such incidents through our Students Matter  Process.


Based on the Ontario Human Rights Code and Ontario Occupational Health and Safety ActWorkplace Harassment  is defined as “Engaging in a course of vexatious comment or conduct against a worker in a workplace that is known or ought reasonably to be known to be unwelcome or workplace sexual harassment.”  Some examples are offensive or intimidating comments or jokes and bullying or aggressive behaviour.


How to Access Help


If you are having a personal crisis, please know that you are not alone and there are many individuals and resources that can help. If your health or safety, or that of someone else, is at risk, please call 911 or seek medical attention immediately.


Feel free to contact any members of the Student Centre for any issues and concerns you may have.


Support Services


Please do not hesitate to contact your professional associations (as appropriate) or your Student Affairs or Wellness Centre at your respective academic institution.


St. Michael’s Hospital is proud to have a team of individuals who are on site to support all learners navigate challenging educational situations. If you are experiencing issues with your placement, the hospital, faculty/staff or another student, or have experienced any form of discrimination, harassment, and violence, we can help. Our Students Matter  Process offers learners the support and resources to address any issues brought forward.


For more information on our Students Matter  Process, click here.


Please feel free to contact any of our team members and the Student Centre @ (416) 864-6060 ext. 5700 should you need any support. Our hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00AM-4:00PM (until 3:30PM on Fridays).


Molly Zirkle

Director, FitzGerald Academy



Karl Iglar

Director, PostGraduate Medical Education


416-864-6060 ext. 77520

Aimee Hindle

Manager, Academic Affairs


416-864-6060 ext. 77537

Sasha Miles

Director, Clinical and Integrated Education


416-864-6060 ext. 77536

Vanessa Durante

Manager, Corporate Nursing Education


416 864 6060 ext. 77538

Dragana Markovic

Manager, Student Centre


416-864-6060 ext. 77514

Sonya Surbek

Education Coordinator, FitzGerald Academy


416-864-6060 ext. 77516

Carlos Mengual

Education Coordinator, Health Disciplines


416-864-6060 ext. 77670

Cindy Chiu

Education Coordinator, Nursing



Lars Fonteyne

Education Coordinator, FitzGerald Academy



Aaron Calano

Education Coordinator, PostGraduate Medical Education


416-864-6060 ext. 77451

Wallace Dakwa

Systems Coordinator, Student Centre



Student Wellness Resources

We believe that to provide excellent patient care you must first take care of yourself. There are many available resources at St. Michael’s Hospital and your respective schools.



416-864-6060 x5013


Crisis Text Line
  • Text 686868
  • www.crisistextline.ca
  • Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 686868 from anywhere in Canada to text with a trained Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line trains volunteers to support people in crisis.


2-1-1 Toronto

Free and confidential service that provides 24/7 access to a variety of resources including support services for medical crisis, mental health and addictions among others.


Gerstein Crisis Centre

A 24 hour community based mental health crisis service centre.



The FeelingBetterNow® website is a collaborative mental health care program designed to help individuals identify emotional and mental health issues as early as possible. feelingbetternow.com is completely confidential and anonymous.



Free Online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Sites Offering Interactive Sessions




Free Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbooks

Go to www.comh.ca/selfcare and click on Self Care.
Workbooks include:


  • Positive Coping with Health Conditions
  • Antidepressant Skills
  • Coping with Suicidal Thoughts
  • Hope and Healing: A Practical Guide for Survivors of Suicide


Cindy Chiu

Education Coordinator


(416) 864-5440

Vanessa Chavez Prieto

Manager, Corporate Nursing Education


(416) 864-6060 ext. 77538

Student Centre


(416) 864-5700


Hospital Map

Interprofessional Education Opportunities

We value everyone’s role as part of a collaborative team at St. Michael’s. To that end, we are committed to providing collaborative learning/IPE opportunities (learners from 2 or more perspectives learn with, from and about each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes) for all of our students.


For upcoming sessions please View Calendar


While there are many collaborative learning opportunities offered at St Michael’s open to all staff, students, physicians and volunteers, both the IPE Series and Student Café are (only) open to all students, from all programs and academic institutions while completing a clinical placement at the hospital.

These learning events are also accredited as red electives from the Centre for IPE/University of Toronto.

Resources for Clinical Instructors & Preceptors

Theresa Ann Ford Preceptorship Awards

Has your St Michael’s Hospital nursing preceptor this semester demonstrated excellence in their role of supporting your learning and transition?

Would you like to recognize your nursing preceptor by nominating him or her for a Theresa Ann Ford Annual Preceptorship Award?

You are eligible to nominate your nursing preceptor at St Michael’s, if you wish, for one of our Theresa Ann Ford Annual Preceptorship awards. Nominations for this round of awards are to come directly from nursing students (undergraduate, graduate, or NP) who have undertaken a precepted clinical placement at St Michael’s Hospital between May 2016 and April 2017. Winners will be honoured during Nursing Week 2017.

How do I nominate my nursing preceptor for a Theresa Ann Ford Annual Preceptorship Award?


If you have any questions, please contact Marta Sliz at slizm@smh.ca