Office of Learner Affairs

6 Queen's Park Crescent West
C. David Naylor Building, 3rd Floor
(416) 978-­2764

The Associate Dean, Learner Affairs and staff of the Office of Learner Affairs (OLA) are dedicated to supporting MD learners in achieving their full academic and personal potential within Temerty Faculty of Medicine programs. They have expertise in a variety of areas, and access to extensive resources and networks within the University and surrounding communities.



OLA offers the following supports to MD learners:

  • Personal Counsellors provide private, confidential, short-­term counselling. They also conduct group sessions on wellness and mindfulness.
  • Career Counsellors provide self-­assessment, medical specialty exploration, CaRMS application assistance, CV and personal statement critique, and Residency interview practice and support. The Career Counsellors also conduct workshops, presentations, and career panels.
  • Academic Coaches provide individual consultation for any student experiencing academic difficulties, and support tutoring groups, including the Peer­-Facilitated Review Enrichment Program (PREP).

Full details on Office of Learner Affair services and programming are available at:



All supports and services are free and confidential. Appointments are offered in both virtual and in-person format. Offices are privately located on both the St. George and UTM campuses, separate from the general MD Program. Appointments may be arranged by phone, e-mail, in person, or by booking an appointment through the OLA website.


University of Toronto - Mississauga

UTM learners at the Mississauga Academy of Medicine (MAM), and Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy may also contact the Student Support Administrator, located in the Terrence Donnelly Health Sciences Complex to arrange appointments at the UTM campus.


Accessibility Services

Learners requesting disability-related accommodation(s) (e.g. extra time or a separate room for examinations) are asked to contact University of Toronto’s Accessibility Services for assistance related to coordinating disability related accommodations with your course instructors.


Extracurricular and service-­learning activities

In addition to counselling services, the OLA supports student life and community outreach activities. The office recognizes the value of a well­-rounded program for student development, and the role of social responsibility in medicine, and encourages students to participate in Faculty, University, and community activities. A number of social, charitable, and personal development and well­-being events are also facilitated by the OLA. Awareness of social issues and our professional responsibility to support those in need both locally and globally is encouraged. Collaboration and participation by students from all health professional student groups in the Faculty of Medicine is encouraged wherever possible. In addition, the OLA provides assistance with the service-­learning activities in the Community Affairs Portfolio of the students’ Medical Society (MedSoc).