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 exclusive access to research and quality improvement opportunities available through Trillium Health Partners (THP) and its affiliates. 

The process is as follows:

  1. Faculty propose projects for student engagement. This takes place throughout the year, with more proposals taking place in April/May and in August/September each year.
  2. Projects are posted to the catalogue for MAM student applications. Postings are typically live for two weeks.
  3. 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 are 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 by October for projects from fall thru spring and by May for summer projects.

For more information about research & QI opportunities at MAM, please review the following summary document or contact:

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 electronic journals and books, research databases and point of care tools. They offer a variety of workshops and on-demand videos on research skills and MS Office applications, as well as provide research consultations for your knowledge synthesis projects. Study space is available 24/7, and library staff are available to assist you Monday thru Friday. For more information, visit the Library website , or connect with staff via email or chat via virtual reference.

Mississauga Hospital
Brayley Library
J-Wing Ground Floor
Phone: 905-848-7394

Credit Valley Hospital
MacDonald Library

Level 0, Wing A, Room 0A210
Phone: 905-813-2411

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