The Residency Programs offered by the Department of Medicine meet the accreditation requirements of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC). Each of the 19 programs is run by a Program Director who reports to the Division Director and the Postgraduate Residency Program Committee for the Division. All programs emphasize and evaluate the seven essential roles laid out in the CANMEDS 2000 initiative of the RCPSC. Information on the training requirements of each program can be found on the RCPSC website.
The Department's residency programs can be divided into PGY1 entry programs and subspecialty programs.
PGY1 Entry Programs
The PGY1 entry programs in the Department of Medicine consist of Core Internal Medicine, Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Physiatry). For detailed information on eligibility and the application process for each of the PGY1 entry programs visit the program page on the Canadian Residency Matching Service (CaRMS) website.
There are three distinct application streams for Canadian Medical Graduates (CMGs), International Medical Graduates (IMGs), and sponsored visa trainees.
Canadian Medical Graduates:
Canadian Medical Graduates apply to our programs through the Canadian Residency Matching Service (CaRMS). U.S. Medical Graduates who are Canadian Citizens/Permanent Residents may also apply through CaRMS. Information on the CaRMS application process including program-specific information is available on the CaRMS website.
International Medical Graduates - Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents:
The University of Toronto Core Internal Medicine Program encourages applications from IMGs. Effective 2006, applications to our PGY1 entry programs from Canadian IMGs are accepted via the CaRMS match. IMG candidates are strongly encouraged to enter assessment through the Centre for the Evaluation of Health Professionals Educated Abroad (CEHPEA) or other IMG Assessment Programs.
For more information on International Medical Graduates please visit Postgraduate Medical Education residency training for Canadian applicants.
International Medical Graduates - non-citizens:
The Faculty of Medicine Postgraduate Medical Education Office (PGMEO), Faculty of Medicine, has contracts with various governments or governmental agencies, and applications from their citizens must be directed to the PGMEO through the appropriate sponsoring agency. Applications sent directly to the Department Program Director, or directly from the applicant to the PGMEO, will not be accepted. For more information on admissions see this website and the PGMEO website.
Subspecialty Programs (PGY4 level entry)
The 14 subspecialty programs offered in the Department of Medicine require completion of three (3) years of residency training in Core Internal Medicine. Information on the individual subspecialty programs can be found by visiting the Division websites using the navigation bar above. The University of Toronto also offers residency training in Critical Care Medicine and Palliative Medicine. For information, visit the Department of Critical Care Medicine website and the Palliative Medicine Residency Program website.
Detailed information on the application process for each of the subspecialty programs, including Critical Care Medicine, is available on the CaRMS web site. Application to Palliative Medicine is made directly to the program.
Eligible sponsored visa trainees wishing to apply to a subspecialty program in medicine can find application information on this website and on the Faculty of Medicine Postgraduate Medical Education Office website.
Top of page
Last updated:1/24/2013 9:19:45 AM