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MD/PhD Program

Our MD/PhD Program, the largest national program of its kind, trains and mentors the next generation of physician scientists.

Physician scientists are trained as 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. Our program attracts the very best medical researchers to U of T PhD programs, and has produced successive generations of innovative health leaders. Through collaborative and interdisciplinary research, we are advancing medicine and improving health around the world.

The MD/PhD Program trains physician scientists who are well prepared for both research and clinical practice, highly competitive and productive.

You may apply for admission into the MD/PhD Program at the same time as your MD application, or during your first year of medical school at U of T.

We have a wide array of research training opportunities available.

RASI is offered through the Community of Support and includes MD and MD/PhD student support with developing research CVs, publishing research, and finding research positions.

The MD/PhD Program encourages applications for both the MD/PhD Program and BSAP.

Indigenous applicants are welcome to apply through both ISAP and the MD/PhD Program.

We live during a time of remarkable advances in the sciences that span the expanse of biomedical to health services research. Indeed, there has never been a time when it is so exciting to do science; never has there been such potential for discovery and application of these discoveries for the benefit of human health.
Nicola Jones, MD, PhD, MD/PhD Program Director
Aug 10, 2023
Throughout her graduate studies, Hannah Kozlowski recalls her PhD supervisor reminding her that doing a PhD is a marathon, not a sprint. As an endurance runner who has completed six marathons — including the Boston and Chicago Marathons — Kozlowski found the advice relatable and memorable.
Aug 22, 2022
From interest in organic chemistry and biotech to a love of human connection and advocacy, our newest MD students from the Class of 2026 (2T6) share what drives their passion for medicine and what they're most looking forward to on their medical school journeys.
Aug 5, 2022
Though Mitch De Snoo is completing his MD/PhD studies at the University of Toronto’s Temerty Faculty of Medicine, he’s already established a successful career as a professional lacrosse player.