Hospital Privileges

There are many education, locum and practice opportunities available in Yukon hospitals to residents, medical students, physicians and nurse practitioners.

Residents & Medical Students

There are two processes you need to complete before providing patient care in Yukon hospitals. First, you need to be licensed with Yukon Medical Council to practice medicine in the territory. Second, you must apply for hospital privileges for Whitehorse General Hospital, Dawson City Community Hospital and/or Watson Lake Community Hospital by following these steps:

Please be aware that this process requires a number of supporting documents and information. Your application will be reviewed by the Chief of Medical Staff and approval of hospital privileges will take at least 30 business days. The above documents also provide information about accommodation available for residents and medical students.

For more information, residents and medical students should contact email yhchospitalprivileges@wgh.yk.ca or call Kathy Reid at 867-393-8979.

Physicians, Locums, Dentists, Optometrists & Nurse Practitioners

There are two processes you need to complete before providing patient care in Yukon hospitals. You need to apply to be licensed with Yukon Medical Council to practice medicine in the territory. Simultaneously, you must apply for hospital privileges for Whitehorse General Hospital, Dawson City Community Hospital and/or Watson Lake Community Hospital.

This process requires a number of supporting documents and information. Your application package must be received six weeks before your start date to avoid potential delays in the approval of your hospital privileges. Once completed, your application will be reviewed by the Chief of Medical Staff, Medical Advisory Committee and YHC’s Board of Trustees.

For information on the application process, physicians, locums, dentists, optometrists and nurse practitioners should contact Sarah Edwards, Corporate Assistant, at 867-393-8732.

Other Resources

Yukon Medical Council

Yukon Registered Nurses Association (YRNA)

Yukon Medical Association: information for residents, medical students and physicians

YukonMD: physician recruitment and information

Last Updated:Tue, 07/16/2019 - 22:21