Faculty of Medicine

The Toronto Advantage

What makes the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto a dynamic centre for training, collaboration and innovation? Let us tell you…

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We're People

58,000+ 

Alumni 

7,600+ 

Students 

1,464 

Undergraduate students 

68 

MD/PhD students 

2,500

Graduate students 

2,097

Residents 

1,558 

Fellows 

40,505 

Learners participated in Continuing Professional Development activities

8,144 

Faculty members

951

Staff members 

We're Multi-disciplinary

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Departments 

16 

Interdisciplinary Centres/Institutes 

79 

Post MD programs 

14 

Graduate units spanning basic science, clinical, rehabilitation sciences, translational research, and health systems 

9

Departments teaching undergraduate Arts & Science students 

We’re Partners in Canada’s Single Payer System

9 Fully-affiliated hospitals 

  • Baycrest Health Sciences 
  • Centre for Addiction and Mental Health 
  • Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital 
  • The Hospital for Sick Children 
  • St. Michael’s Hospital Site
  • Sinai Health System:
    • Bridgepoint Health 
    • Mount Sinai Hospital 
  • Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre 
  • University Health Network:
    • Princess Margaret Hospital 
    • Toronto General Hospital 
    • Toronto Rehabilitation Institute 
    • Toronto Western Hospital 
  • Women's College Hospital 
     

25 Community-affiliated hospitals and sites 

  • Humber River Hospital 
  • Lakeridge Health 
  • Markham-Stouffville Hospital 
  • Michael Garron Hospital
  • North York General Hospital 
  • Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences 
  • Providence Healthcare 
  • Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre 
  • St. Joseph’s Health Centre 
  • Scarborough and Rouge Hospital 
  • Southlake Regional Health Centre 
  • Trillium Health Partners:
    • Credit Valley Hospital 
    • Mississauga Hospital 
    • Queensway Health Centre 
  • Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care 
  • West Park Healthcare Centre 
  • William Osler Health System 

How We Compare

We’re Canada’s top medical school and among the best in the world 

Did you know this about U of T . . .

We’re the single largest contributor of physicians in Canada

Toronto’s the only city our size in the world with just one medical school

We’re 6th in the world for publications and citations in the 50 highest-impact journals in medicine and related fields
 

International Rankings
 

3rd

2018 National Taiwan University Ranking (Clinical Medicine)

5th

U.S. News & World Report (Clinical Medicine)

11th 

2018 QS World University Ranking (Medicine)

13th 

2018 Times Higher Education World University Rankings (Clinical, pre-clinical & health)

How We Have Impact

We’re a huge research enterprise 

$864M 

Total funding

10,116

Total Awards

12,000+

Co-authored papers with researchers in 153 countries last year

12

New start-up companies*

52

New priority patent applications*

218 

New invention disclosures*

 

*Over the last five years

Our Record of Success

For almost a century, the University of Toronto has delivered revolutionary advances in health research. This distinguished history of innovation positions us to tackle the biggest challenges in human health today. 

1921
Insulin 
Frederick Banting ’16, ’22, Charles Best ’21, ’25, J.B. Collip ’12, ’13 & J.J.R. Macleod 

1930
Pablum 
Frederick Tisdall ’16, Theodore Drake ’14 & Alan Brown 

1936
Purification of Heparin 
David A. Scott & Arthur F. Charles 

1936
First Mobile Blood Transfusion Unit 
Norman Bethune ‘16 

1951
First Electronic Heart Pacemaker 
Wilfrid G. Bigelow ’35, ‘38 

1961
Discovery of Stem Cells 
James Till & Ernest McCulloch ‘48 

1981
The Glycemic Index 
David Jenkins 

1981
First Single Lung Transplant 
Griffith Pearson ’49, ’52 & Joel Cooper 

1984
T-Cell Receptor Gene 
Tak Mak 

1988
First Nerve Transplant 
Alan Hudson & Susan MacKinnon 

1989
The Cystic Fibrosis Gene 
Lap-Chee Tsui 

1991
Cell Receptor Discoveries Leading to the Development of New Cancer Drugs 
Tony Pawson 

1995
Discovery of Two Genes Responsible for Early-onset Alzheimer’s 
Peter St. George-Hyslop 

2010
Stem Cells Restore Sight to Blind Mice 
Derek van der Kooy 

2015
Opening the Blood-Brain Barrier 
Todd Mainprize et al.