Admissions

You may apply for admission into the MD/PhD Program at the same time as your MD application, or during your first year of University of Toronto (U of T) medical school. You do not need to apply to a graduate program until after you have been admitted.

There are three categories of applicants to the MD/PhD Program:

Each year, approximately 10 applicants are offered positions in the program. In a typical year:

  • 73% have undergraduate degrees prior to applying (vs. 13% with graduate degrees)
  • 65% are male and 35% female
  • 13% are previous U of T students
  • 80% are from other Canadian universities
  • 7% have attended university in the U.S.

Undergraduate students

You may apply to the MD/PhD Program if you are entering your final year of undergraduate study. Review and follow the instructions for the MD application process. You must indicate your application for the combined MD/PhD Program by checking off the appropriate box on the OMSAS application form.

You must also submit the following additional materials prior to the application deadline:

Graduate students

Graduate students in their final year of a Master’s program are eligible to apply to the MD/PhD Program. Review and follow the instructions for the MD application process. You must indicate your application for the combined MD/PhD Program by checking off the appropriate box on the OMSAS application form.

You must also submit the following additional materials prior to the application deadline:

Current MD Program student applicants

Students currently enrolled in their first or second year of the MD Program at the University of Toronto may apply to the MD/PhD Program. You must complete the current student application

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You must also submit the following additional materials:

All of these required materials must be delivered to the MD/PhD Program Office before October 1. Applications received after this date will not be reviewed.

You must arrange for the reference letters to be sent directly to the MD/PhD program office. Alternatively, applicants may include sealed, signed envelopes containing the reference letters along with their application package.

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