MD/PhD Program

PhD student doing research

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

Clinician 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.

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

We have a wide array of research training opportunities available.