Physician Scientist Training Programs
There are three main physician scientist training programs. These programs aim to prepare physicians‐in‐training for a career in leading medical discovery and the application of new knowledge to improve human health. Read more about the programs.
Postgraduate Medical Education
Medical graduates register with the Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME) Office as residency trainees or as fellowship trainees. Residency training is training which leads to specialty (or subspecialty) certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) or to certification as a family physician by the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC). Fellowship training, on the other hand, does not lead to certification by the RCPSC or CFPC. Fellows are either clinical fellows or research fellows. Clinical fellowship training is ordinarily a one-year to three-year 'topping off' experience for recognized specialists or family physicians. Read more about Postgraduate Medical Education on the program website.