Additional Educational Opportunities

MD - Master of Business Administration Combined Degree Program

The MD-MBA (Full-Time) Combined Degree Program (MD-MBA FT CDP) is offered jointly by the Temerty Faculty of Medicine and the Rotman School of Management. The MD-MBA FT CDP is intended for a small number of medical students who have an interest in becoming health sector leaders with management competencies. Graduates of the combined degree program will be well positioned to act as the health-care executives of tomorrow, in both the public and private sectors. The MBA FT coursework, combined with the MD Program curriculum, will prepare students for significant leadership opportunities throughout their career.

Applicants to MD-MBA FT CDP must be enrolled, and in good academic standing, in Year 3 of the MD Program, and must meet the MBA admission requirements for the MD-MBA FT CDP. Medical students registered in the MD-MBA FT CDP must maintain good academic standing in the MD Program to continue in the CDP.

Students who successfully complete the MD-MBA FT CDP will be awarded both the MD and MBA degrees.

The MD-MBA FT CPD is designed such that the requirements can be completed in five years rather than the six years it would take to acquire the degrees independently, as follows:





Year 1 MD Program

Year 1 MD Program requirements


Year 2 MD Program

Year 2 MD Program requirements


Year 3 MD Program;

Apply to MD-MBA FT CPD

Year 3 MD Program requirements



Year 1 MBA

Year 1 MBA FT course requirements (Students in the MD-MBA FT CPD granted credit for RSM 1165H Leveraging Diverse Teams; RSM 1380H Applied Management: Placement; one MBA Year 2 0.5 FCE elective)


Year 4 MD Program

Year 2 MBA

Year 4 MD Program requirements

Year 2 MBA FT course requirements (Students in the MD-MBA FT CPD granted credit for RSM 1160H Business Ethics)

The MD-MBA FT CDP path to completion summarized above requires completion of MBA courses in the summer of Year 4. For this reason, CDP students are not permitted to complete an internship.

Further details about the MD-MBA Combined Degree Program is available on the Rotman School of Management website and in the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) Calendar.


Master of Science (MSc) in Health Policy Management and Evaluation - System Leadership and Innovation

The Master of Science (MSc) concentration in Health System Leadership and Innovation (HSLI) has been meticulously crafted and officially sanctioned through a collaborative effort involving the Institute for Health Policy Management and Evaluation (IHPME), the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, and the University of Toronto School of Graduate Studies. This program is open to both practicing physicians and those currently pursuing residencies or medical studies. Comprehensive program details can be accessed on the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation website.

The HSLI concentration offers an avenue for physicians, residents, and medical students, to attain a non-thesis MSc degree that revolves around the pivotal elements of physician leadership within system innovation. The curriculum delves into areas such as effective leadership techniques, motivation strategies, strategic thinking and planning, research methodologies for evaluating health system advancements, policy analysis, and tactics for instigating system-wide transformations. A culminating capstone project is a mandatory component for all students, serving as a cornerstone for program completion.

The part-time structure of the program caters to physicians and medical students, enabling them to seamlessly integrate this program into their ongoing professional commitments or medical studies. This pragmatic approach ensures that physicians and medical students can acquire their MSc credential without interrupting their work, residency or MD Program trajectory.


Master of Engineering (MEng) in Biomedical Engineering

Offered by the Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME), the MEng in Biomedical Engineering is a professional graduate degree program that focuses on the design, development and commercialization of biomedical devices. It is most suitable for students interested in an industry-based career. Students may also enrol in an MD-oriented version of this program, which can be completed on a part-time basis. MD students can apply to this part time option in the fall term of Year 1 of the MD Program, with the MEng course work starting in the winter term of Year 1.

The MEng curriculum consists of courses structured into three pillars (biomedical engineering technology, biomedical sciences, and commercialization & entrepreneurship) and an internship. All students in the MEng have the opportunity to take on design challenges and meet the growing demands of this industry through the internship.


Graduate Diploma in Health Research (GDipHR)

First-year medical students have the opportunity to conduct a research project mentored by a University of Toronto faculty member through the Graduate Diploma in Health Research (GDipHR), which is offered by the Institute of Medical Science in the Faculty of Medicine. The Diploma is designed for future physicians who are interested in contributing to health-related studies in their careers and those wanting to pursue leadership roles in health research. For medical students who have not had any previous research experience, the Diploma provides graduate-level training and an additional University credential without prolonging the time required to receive the MD degree. For medical students who completed graduate research training before starting the MD program, the GDipHR enables them to remain current in research and explore new areas and approaches while completing their MD in the standard four academic years.


Computing for Medicine Certificate Program

The MD Program is pleased to offer incoming first-year medical students the opportunity to participate in a year-long not-for-credit Certificate Program, Computing for Medicine (C4M), coordinated jointly between the Temerty Faculty of Medicine and the Department of Computer Science. This program will provide medical students with a comprehensive introduction to data science in the Python programming language. Students in this program will learn how to use powerful tools to analyze time-series data, process images, train machine learning models, and create visualizations. By the end of the program, students will come away with the skills and mindset needed to delve into tasks ranging from speech analysis to image classification. A one-time fee is required for this certificate, to be paid in full upon acceptance to the program.


Service-Learning Opportunities

The Community Affairs portfolio of the Medical Society organizes medical student involvement in 26 programs in the community, most of which are focused on providing assistance to marginalized and disadvantaged populations, children, and the elderly.


Community of Support (COS)

The Community of Support (COS) is a collaborative and longitudinal initiative that support students face systemic barriers on their journey to medical school, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy or graduate life science programs. Being a mentor in the Community of Support provides mentors with opportunities to interact directly with prospective students and provide support in the following areas:

  • Speaking to groups of prospective students about your journey to your profession
  • Providing experiential opportunities (enrichment courses, shadowing, leadership, research and volunteer opportunities)
  • Support at each stage of the application process – i) MCAT preparation, ii) 1-1 support with program application, and iii) school-specific interview preparation