Research opportunities at MAM

The MD Program strives to provide experiences and opportunities that prepare students for excellence and lifelong learning, including scholarly work such as research. Engaging in research opportunities during Foundations enables medical students to create a strong foundation for future engagement in the progress of medicine. Mississauga Academy of Medicine (MAM) students have access to the CREMS Programs, opportunities available at U of T’s affiliated health institutions, and more.

Research opportunities for MAM MD students

In addition to the opportunities described above, MAM students have access to research and quality improvement opportunities available through Trillium Health Partners (THP) and its affiliates. The process is as follows:

  • Project Proposal Period – faculty are invited to submit their projects to the Coordinator. This remains open throughout the year.
  • Application Period – projects are posted to the catalogue; students send applications directly to faculty. Postings are typically live for two weeks.
  • Selection Period – faculty select a student participant following application review, etc. It may take another one to two weeks to screen candidates.

Information about the available projects will be posted on a comprehensive catalogue, including details such as project duration, start date and stipend (where applicable). This catalogue of opportunities can be accessed on Elentra. Note that the catalogue is scheduled to be updated in October for projects from fall thru spring and in April for summer projects.

For more information about research & QI opportunities at MAM, please review the Program Guidelines for MAM Scholarly Opportunities or contact the Research Projects Coordinator Jonathan Hersh. The Guidelines also include funding for faculty and student research, links to additional opportunities, and information on research resources such as the Institute for Better Health.

Faculty information

Physicians whose projects would benefit from the support of a medical student are encouraged to submit their projects as soon as they are available. Contact the Research Projects Coordinator to submit a project or ask any questions.


Research support is available through your dedicated MAM librarian at the UTM Library (HMALC), David Gerstle, and your customized MAM library resource guide.

In addition, you can access the MacDonald & Brayley Health Sciences Library at THP. The Library provides a variety of services and resources, including access to over 5000 eJournals and 300 eBooks, databases, mobile resources, workshops on database and literature searching, research consultation, and more. Study space at the Library is available 24/7, and Library staff are available to assist you Monday thru Friday. For more information, visit the Library page on thpHUB, visit the library in person, or contact one of the library locations by phone or email.

Mississauga Hospital
Brayley Library
J-Wing Ground Floor
Hours: Mon-Fri 7:00am-3:30pm
Phone: 905-848-7394

Credit Valley Hospital
MacDonald Library

Level 0, Wing A, Room 0A210
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Phone: 905-813-2411

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