Bruyère Student Centre 

Health care provider helping patient 

Bruyère plays a critical role in our region’s healthcare system, providing services across our hospital campuses, in Long Term Care (LTC), and supportive and independent living for seniors and vulnerable populations. Individuals referred to Bruyère have often suffered a loss of independence and function, usually because of a significant medical event or illness. While acute care hospitals save lives, our post-acute care hospitals restore independence and function, providing patients with a bridge to return home. As an academic healthcare organization, Bruyère's hospitals specialize in the delivery of rehabilitation, complex medical, palliative, and primary care.


It provides learners the opportunity to study under renowned faculty and to become essential members of our teams. If you are an incoming student or a potential future student seeking a placement at Bruyère, the Medical Learners Center will provide you with all the information you need. With its bilingual environment, Bruyère has approximately 700 beds for patients receiving rehabilitation, palliative, medically complex and long-term care. Bruyère employs over 2000 people including more than 600 nurses. The overall average age of the patient population is over 65 years of age. The length of stay varies by program.


Land Acknowledgement

As you begin your rotation at Bruyère, it is important that we acknowledge that the land that Bruyère buildings resides on and on which we gather is the traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishnaabeg people. The Algonquin people have lived on this land since time immemorial and it is essential that as medical learners we acknowledge and respect their inherent rights to this land. We recognize that a land acknowledgement is only the first of many steps towards reconciliation between settlers and Indigenous peoples, and we encourage that during your rotation here and beyond that you take the time to foster a commitment to reconciliation in your medical practice and personal life. One way to start is to check out the First Nations Health Authority website, which discusses First Nations perspectives on wellness.



Our campuses:
1. Saint-Vincent Hospital (SVH]
2. Élisabeth-Bruyère Hospital (EBH) and Élisabeth-Bruyère Residence (EBR)
3. Saint-Louis Residence (SLR) and Bruyère Village
With its three sites in Ottawa, including the Bruyère Research Institute (BRI) and the two family medicine clinics, Bruyère contributes to the learning of students from various disciplines across the organization throughout the year.