Clinical and academic teaching is part of the CLRC’s mission

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Clinical and academic teaching is part of the CLRC’s mission. Teaching activities at the Centre offer a rich learning environment that promotes knowledge transfer, continuous pursuit of best practices, and ultimately, quality of care to the clients.

Affiliation with McGill

The CLRC is affiliated with McGill University.

The affiliation agreement has two main objectives:

  • To promote the quality of clinical training offered to McGill University students;
  • To promote rehabilitation research at the CLRC.

Teaching activities

  • University teaching, including on-site visits of students for practical sessions
  • Supervision of students in clinical environments
  • Demonstration of clinical use of rehabilitation equipment and devices in specialized and ultra-specialized rehabilitation services
  • Presentations to network partners and special interest groups on the latest developments in the fields of physical disability and rehabilitation based on social reintegration

Student placements

The CLRC provides students with a welcoming and stimulating learning environment. Our professionals have a solid experience in supervising students. Expertise in specialised intervention methods and working in interdisciplinary teams make the CLRC a particularly good learning environment for a student.

The CLRC has a number of resources available to all of its staff and students, including a documentation centre specializing in rehabilitation literature, an on-site librarian, computers that allow students to perform clinical research, and audiovisual equipment to assist in case presentations during their placement.


The CLRC welcomes students in the following disciplines:

  • Dietetics
  • Kinesiology
  • Medicine
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Orthotic-Prosthetic Techniques
  • Physical Therapy
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Special Care Counselling
  • Speech-Language Pathology
  • Vocational Counselling

Criteria for Eligibility

1. Students must be able to communicate with clients in both English and French.

2. Students must be registered in a program of study recognized by the Quebec Ministry of Education, Leisure and Sport (MELS).

To request a placement at the Constance-Lethbridge Rehabilitation Centre, please complete the Placement request form (availabe in French only).

Priority is given to students attending McGill University.

International Students

International students interested in a doing a clinical placement at the CLRC should note that certain professions are regulated by professional licensing agencies.

Applicants in the fields of Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy must contact the academic clinical coordinators of accredited academic programs at McGill’s School of Physical & Occupational Therapy: for the Physiotherapy program and for the Occupational Therapy program.

Applicants in the field of Speech and Language Pathology must first contact the Ordre des orthophonistes et audiologistes du Québec, who will make the arrangements for the placement. Please contact for more information.

Medical students

The clinical rotation will take place at two different McGill affiliated sites: the CLRC and the Montreal General Hospital, which is part of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC)

  • The clinical rotation is strictly observational (the student cannot perform medical acts)
  • The clinical rotation must be considered an elective in the student’s academic program
  • There is no official physiatry program at McGill

Applicants must first submit their requests to the Chief of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service, Dr. Mohan Radhakrishna, to obtain approval from both the Director of Professional Services as well as the Chief of Medicine of the MUHC.

Contact information

If you have inquiries regarding the application procedure for a student placement, please contact the Executive Counsellor, University Affairs at:


Placement request form
form for requesting a student placement at the CLRC (available in French only)
[Download file (PDF 110,51 Ko)]

Teaching activities photos
Contains photos of teaching activities at the Constance-Lethbridge Rehabilitation Centre.
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