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

55,000 

Alumni 

7,000+ 

Students 

1,373 

Undergraduate medical professions students 

51 

MD/PhD students 

2,163 

Graduate students 

1,962 

Residents 

1,112 

Clinical Fellows 

35,000+ 

Registrants per year for Continuing Professional Development activities —

8,000 

Faculty members (more than 2,800 are full-time, 226 appointed on campus) 

855 

Staff members 

We're Multi-disciplinary

U of T Nework25 

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 
  • 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 
  • North York General Hospital 
  • Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences 
  • Providence Healthcare 
  • Rouge Valley Health System 
  • Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre 
  • St. Joseph’s Health Centre 
  • The Scarborough Hospital 
  • Southlake Regional Health Centre 
  • Toronto East General Hospital 
  • 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 . . .

1st in Canada and among the top in North America for research-based start-ups 

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

We’re second in North America in publications and citations (behind Harvard) 

2017 QS World University Ranking for Medicine 

  1. Harvard University 
  2. University of Oxford 
  3. University of Cambridge 
  4. Johns Hopkins University  
  5. Stanford University
  6. Karolinska Institutet 
  7. UCLA 
  8. Yale University 
  9. University College London 
  10. UCSF 
  11. University of Toronto
  12. Imperial College London 
  13. University of Toronto 
  14. MIT 
  15. Columbia University 

How We Have Impact

We’re a huge research enterprise 

 

$790M 

Total funding, including $104M for on-campus research 

9,118 

Total Awards 

10,566 

Institutional research collaborations worldwide in 136 countries 

1,791 

Publications in 50 highest impact journals (2014) 

126 

Canada Research Chairs 

82 

Patents (2014–2015)

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. 

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