The University of Toronto MD Program is four years in length and delivers a comprehensive curriculum that prepares students for every kind of career in medicine.
The first two years of the MD Program, called Foundations develops students' knowledge, skills and attitudes in preparation for future learning. Students learn in diverse settings, including classrooms for lectures and seminars, anatomy labs, in community settings and at the bedside. Students learn foundational science and clinical topics, and also begin to develop their clinical skills to prepare for workplace learning in the final two years of the program, known as clerkship. Clerkship involves learning while working with physicians and other health care team members in the hospital and clinic. With support from our world-class network of hospitals and clinical care sites, students delve deeper into areas such as paediatrics, family medicine, surgery, internal medicine, obstetrics-gynaecology, anesthesia, emergency medicine and psychiatry.
The new Foundations Curriculum has launched for students entering the U of T MD Program in the 2016-2017 academic year.