Community of Support


The MD Program is committed to the principles of equity and diversity, and we recognize the importance of having a health care community that reflects the diversity of Canadian society. The Faculty of Medicine's Diversity StatementOffice of Indigenous Medical Education logoOffice of Indigenous Medical Education logo [PDF] identifies students with Black or Indigenous ancestry or students that face economic disadvantage as priority groups in its commitment to equity and diversity.  

The Community of Support exists as a collaborative initiative with the goal of increasing the number of medical students that are Indigenous, Black, racialized, or economically disadvantaged at the University of Toronto. The Community of Support will provide support to you in the following areas:

  • access to mentors (medical students, physicians) and experiences (shadowing, research, health advocacy) provided by the Office of Health Professions Student Affairs (OHPSA), the Black Medical Students' Association (BMSA), the Black Physicians Association of Ontario (BPAO), and the Office of Indigenous Medical Education
  • admissions information and invitations to open house events and other opportunities hosted by the UME Enrolment Services Office
  • guidance on the application process (MCAT, personal statements, mock interviews) led by current University of Toronto medical students

If you are interested in this opportunity, please complete the Community of Support form.

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