Community of Support
The MD Program is committed to the principles of equity and diversity, and we recognize the importance of having a health care community that reflects the diversity of Canadian society. The Faculty of Medicine's Diversity Statement [PDF] identifies students with Black or Indigenous ancestry or students that face economic disadvantage as priority groups in its commitment to equity and diversity.
The Community of Support program exists as a collaborative initiative with the goal of increasing the number of students that are Indigenous, Black, or economically disadvantaged in the University of Toronto MD program, and in medical schools generally. The Community of Support will provide support to you in the following areas:
Admissions information and invitations to open house events and other opportunities hosted by the UME Enrolment Services Office
Access to mentors (medical students, physicians) and experiences (enrichment courses, research and volunteer opportunities) provided by the Office of Health Professions Student Affairs (OHPSA), the Black Medical Students' Association (BMSA), the Black Physicians Association of Ontario (BPAO), and the Office of Indigenous Medical Education.
Student Application Support Initiative (SASI) which includes medical student support with the medical school application and mock interviews
MCAT Student Support Program (MSPP), our free MCAT prep program (program currently full)
If you are interested in this opportunity, please complete the Community of Support form.