Community Health Centre Education Program for Black Medical Students

The CHC Education Program for Black Medical Students provides opportunities for students enrolled at the University of Toronto to participate in full-time summer employment between their first and second year or second and third year of medical school.  Students will be embedded in CHC operations and perform required tasks, while also learning about the CHC model of health care delivery.  Each student will develop or assist in a community-based project that will be presented at the end of the program.  Students will have a CHC site supervisor and a faculty supervisor. 

The following CHCs are participating in the program: 

TAIBU, Black Creek, Parkdale Queen West, Carea and Women’s Health in Women’s Hands 


The program runs for 9 to 10 continuous weeks from early/mid-June to mid-August.  Students are expected to work on a full-time basis with designated academic time. 


A stipend of $5,500 is included and will be administered through the Black Physicians’ Association of Ontario. 

You are invited to attend an information session to learn more about the program and to hear from representatives at each of the participating CHCs. 

For details about the information session contact: 


  1. Attend the information session on March 2nd, 2023 from 18:00-19:30 

  1. Applications deadline:  March 26, 2023 

  1. Applications reviewed and interviews:  March 27-April 21, 2023 

  1. CREMS office informed of selected students:  April 24, 2023 

  1. Program:  June 12-August 11, 2023 


Requirements for successful completion 

Upon completion of the Summer Program, students will be required to submit via email to A call for these deliverables will go out in mid-August and will be due mid-September.  

  1. Formal Project Abstract fit for publication 

  1. Supervisor Evaluation Form 

  1. One-page Informal Report outlining the student’s research experience 

A call for these deliverables will go out in mid-August. 

APPLICATION - Community Health Centre Education Program for Black Medical Students