Research training opportunities

An array of research possibilities

In addition to the campus-based research enterprise, there are nine research hospitals within 2 km with approximately 5,000 principal investigators and research budgets totalling about $1 billion (CAD) a year.

The University of Toronto (U of T) receives more funding from the three federal granting agencies than any other Canadian university. With our hospital partners, U of T is Canada's leading research enterprise and the third largest in North America.

Our partners

State-of-the-art research facilities are available on campus and at several affiliated teaching hospitals and institutes:

Graduate studies

MD/PhD Students can do their PhD in any graduate department or institute within the School of Graduate Studies.

The majority of MD/PhD students are enrolled in programs within the Faculty of Medicine in the departments of:


Collaborative programs

In addition to the programs offered through the graduate departments, centres and institutes, unique collaborative programs are also available. These innovative programs emerge from the cooperation between two or more graduate units, providing you with a broader base to explore a novel interdisciplinary area or a special development in a particular discipline, to complement your degree studies.

Examples of such programs associated with the Faculty of Medicine include:

A complete listing of collaborative programs can be found at the School of Graduate Studies.