Thoracic Surgery - Observership Application Process

Our new Observer policy was launched on July 1st, 2012 here at the University Health Network.  Observers will now be required to apply for an Observership through an application process online by going to this link: Please direct all Observership inquiries to this webpage.  It outlines all the details that they need to complete the application process.  The Observer needs to apply 30 days prior to the start date of the Observership. 

Here are the details for the Application Process for External Observers:

Please go to

Link to Health Professionals (you will see this on the LEFT side)

Click onto Observerships – you will find complete instructions of what you need to do

In “Step 2” – you will find the online tab where you will have access to the application form – please make sure to complete this as soon as possible or at least 30 days prior to the requested date of Observership

If you have any questions – you may email Adele Pimentel our Observership Coordinator

Please note you must contact one of the Thoracic Surgeons to get approval as they will be your sponsor.  Any lung transplant observer requests, must contact Dr. Shaf Keshavjee ( with CV and reference letter with the specific dates they wish to observe at the Toronto Lung Transplant Program.