Students applying to the University of Toronto Medical School are offered a position at either the Mississauga or St. George Campus. Students accepted to the St. George campus must select one of the three St. George Academies. The choices are Wightman-Berris, Peters-Boyd, or the FitzGerald Academy at St. Michael's Hospital. Students are placed in an academy that becomes their academic home for their entire medical school career.
Whether you are exploring a career in medicine, seeking an observership or wishing to learn more please explore the links below to experience the different facets of the FitzGerald Academy. For students seeking an observership or elective at the FitzGerald Academy, please review our frequently asked questions.
The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario is the governing body for physicians within Ontario. All physicians who teach at the FitzGerald Academy are certified members of the College.
CanMEDs Physician Roles: At the FitzGerald Academy, students undergo formal medical curricula based on the CanMEDS framework. CanMEDS was developed by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons to identify physician competencies required for quality health care. These competencies include scholar, professional, communicator, collaborator, manager, health advocate and medical expert as the central role.
University of Toronto: Since 1920, St. Michael's Hospital has formally partnered with the University of Toronto to provide quality medical education. Established in 1827, the University of Toronto now operates three campuses including the St. George (downtown), Mississauga and Scarborough campus.
Undergraduate Medical Education (University of Toronto): The University of Toronto offers a four-year undergraduate MD degree. The curriculum is based largely on the CanMEDS framework and the four principles of family medicine.
Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (TC-LHIN): The province of Ontario is divided into 14 local health integration networks, each serving to integrate the delivery of health care within its designated zone. St. Michael's Hospital is part of the Toronto Central LHIN along with other FitzGerald partner facilities including Bridgepoint Health and St. Joseph's Health Sciences Centre.
City of Toronto: St. Michael's Hospital and the University of Toronto's St. George Campus are located in downtown Toronto. The city has a population of 2.48 million (5.5 million in the Greater Toronto Area) and is considered one of the most multicultural cities in the world. The 2,700 public vehicles form the second largest public transport system in North America in this sprawling metropolitan city.
Toronto Transit Commission (TTC): The TTC provides public transportation in the form of subway, bus and streetcar for the downtown Toronto area. St. Michael's Hospital is just a short walk away from the Queen subway station.