Public Health Blog

Infection Prevention & Control Department of Toronto General Hospital

By: Kelsey Houston, Posted: May 9, 2017

I am completing my practicum in the Infection Prevention & Control Department of Toronto General Hospital, which directs the entire University Health Network. Though I only began my placement on May 1st, so much has happened in such a short amount of time. The University Health Network is an incredibly intimidating place at first, with over 16,000 employees and 9 physical sites. It felt impossible to make my mark that first day, but that all changed once I met my individual department and began working with this incredibly talented group of professionals.

My First Week at Halton Region Department of Health

By: Jessica Mammone, Posted: May 8, 2017

Beginning my practicum placement at the Halton Region with the Public Health Surveillance and Evaluation team was very exciting! The first day consisted of an orientation with all of the summer students from each department to review certain policies and get to know each other. We also went on a tour of the facilities and even visited the Halton Region waste management site and the paramedics station. The building is a bit of a maze, but the tour was really helpful in locating important places within the building like the Health Department and cafeteria.