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The University of Toronto’s MD Program selects candidates who demonstrate the potential to become Canada’s future health care leaders.

We are looking for students from diverse backgrounds. It doesn’t matter what subject you studied at university or the level of your degree studies, you are encouraged to apply. We treat all university programs equally in the evaluation process and there are no quotas or age limits. We are looking for candidates with strong backgrounds in social sciences, humanities, physical sciences and life sciences. You should also demonstrate excellence in non-academic areas, such as community involvement, reliability, responsibility, perseverance, creativity and leadership.

How to Apply

We identify the best possible candidates for medical school by assessing each applicant's overall achievements

Admission Requirements

The University of Toronto’s MD Program selects candidates who demonstrate the potential to become Canada’s future health care leaders.

Community of Support

The MD Program is committed to the principles of equity and diversity and we recognize the importance of having a health care community that reflects the diversity of Canadian society.

Finances

Many students have concerns about funding their medical education. Tuition costs coupled with the high cost of living in Toronto can seem daunting.

Application Tips

If we notified you that your application was unsuccessful, we recommend that you first review our admissions requirements.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I take first or second year courses in my third or fourth year? You are expected to complete studies that correspond with your current year.

University of Toronto’s MD Program is committed to excellence through equity. The admission requirements for all students are identical in Grade Point Average (GPA) and Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) scores. What differs for those applying through the black or indigenous students admissions programs is the requirement to submit a personal essay and to have representation from black or indigenous health leadership in admissions file review and interviewing. There are no fixed seats or quotas.

Black Student Application Program

The Black Student Application Program (BSAP) is an optional application stream for Black applicants who self-identify as Black African, Black Caribbean, Black North American, multi-racial students who have and identify with their Black ancestry, etc. The aim of this application program is to increase and support Black medical student representation at the University of Toronto.

Indigenous Student Application Program

The goal of the Indigenous Student Application Program (ISAP) is to increase the number of Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit, and Métis) medical students at the University of Toronto (U of T). Students who are interested in the optional application stream will have to opportunity to discuss their experiences with the Indigenous community in the application materials.

MD/PhD Program

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

International students in our MD/PhD program benefit from extensive funding packages and have the opportunity to leverage top researchers in their field of interest. This exciting combined degree program attracts top students from all across North America.

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