MD Plus: Combined & Dual Degree Programs

Combined Degree Programs

The MD-MBA (Full-Time) Combined Degree Program (MD-MBA FT CDP) is offered jointly by the Faculty of Medicine and the Rotman School of Management. The MD-MBA FT CDP is tailored towards a small number of medical students who have an interest in becoming health sector leaders with management competencies. Graduates of the combined degree program will be well positioned to act as the health-care executives of tomorrow, in both the public and private sectors. 

The MD/PhD Program trains and mentors the next generation of physician scientists. Physician scientists are trained as both medical doctors and scientists. They are in the unique position of pursuing both scientific research and clinical practice, translating academic excellence into health care excellence for Canadians every day.  The program offers an innovative curriculum, mentorship program and cutting edge research and clinical training in science and medicine.

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The Master of Science (MSc) concentration in Health System Leadership and Innovation (HSLI) is offered through a collaborative effort between the Institute for Health Policy Management and Evaluation (IHPME), the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, and the University of Toronto School of Graduate Studies. The HSLI concentration offers an avenue for physicians, residents, and medical students to earn a non-thesis MSc degree that revolves around the elements of physician leadership within system innovation.

First-year medical students can conduct a research project mentored by a University of Toronto faculty member through the Graduate Diploma in Health Research (GDipHR), which is offered by the Institute of Medical Science in the Faculty of Medicine. The Diploma is designed for future physicians who are interested in contributing to health-related studies in their careers and those wanting to pursue leadership roles in health research.

Offered by the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering (BME), the MEng in Biomedical Engineering is a professional graduate degree program that focuses on the design, development and commercialization of biomedical devices. The MD-oriented version of this program can be completed on a part-time basis. The MEng curriculum consists of courses structured into three pillars (biomedical engineering technology, biomedical sciences, and commercialization & entrepreneurship) and an internship.

The not-for-credit Certificate Program Computing for Medicine (C4M) is coordinated jointly between the Temerty Faculty of Medicine and the Department of Computer Science. This program is a 20-month-long commitment offered to first year medical students at the University of Toronto. Medical students can include the certificate on their CVs as a University approved extra-curricular experience.