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What will I learn?

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.

Education goals

The MD Program aspires to prepare graduates who are:
• clinically competent and prepared for life-long learning through the phases of their career
• ethical decision-makers dedicated to acting in accordance with the highest standards of professionalism
• adaptive in response to the needs of patients and communities from diverse and varied populations
• engaged in integrated, team-based care in which patient needs are addressed in an equitable, individualized and holistic manner
• reflective and able to act in the face of novelty, ambiguity and complexity
• resilient and mindful of their well-being and that of their colleagues
• capable of and committed to evidence informed practices and scholarship, and a culture of continuous performance improvement

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Medicine

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$91,760.00 (US$ 71,921) per year
Start date

Expected August 2021


Mississauga Campus (UTM)

3359 Mississauga Road North,


Ontario (ON),

L5L 1C6, Canada

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$91,760.00 (US$ 71,921) per year
Start date

Expected August 2021


University of Toronto

St. George Campus,

27 King's College Circle,


Ontario (ON),

M5S 1A1, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have an appropriate master's degree, or its equivalent, with an average of at least B+ or demonstrated comparable research competence. Other English Language Requirements: TOEFL Paper-based Test Overall Score: 580, TWE: 4; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) score of 85, with no part score below 80; Cambridge English Proficiency/Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 76 (with at least 22 in each component and 32 in the writing component).

For international students

Completion of Master's degree.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS): The minimum requirement is an overall band of 6.5, with no band below 6.0.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): The minimum scores required for the different TOEFL tests are:

Internet-based Test:

Minimum Requirement: total score of 100 + 22 on Writing

Discretionary Range: total score 89-99 +19 - 21 on Writing

Cambridge Assessment English C1: Advanced or C2: Proficiency: A minimum overall score of 180, with at least 170 in each component.

Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL): The minimum score required to meet our English facility requirement is an overall score of 70 and no part below 60.

Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees (CanTEST): The minimum requirement is a total score of 4.5, and no part below 4.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.