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Department of Medicine

Anchored in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine at U of T, the Department of Medicine is one of the oldest departments of its kind in North America, dating back to the founding of the School of Medicine in 1843. Now, the Department of Medicine is one of the largest in North America, with 946 full-time faculty members and over 1,000 postgraduate trainees located across hospitals and clinical practice sites across the Greater Toronto Area. One third of Canada’s and one half of Ontario’s internal medicine specialists received their training here.

We are a research powerhouse that generates new knowledge with the goal of meaningfully impacting internal medicine training and the care and health outcomes of patients and their families. A commitment to equity, diversity and professionalism, and a philosophy of innovation, creativity and continuous quality improvement, informs everything that we do.

Welcome to the Department of Medicine

Message from the Chair

Taking Stock of the Department’s Mentorship Program: Are we there yet?

Success in academic medicine is influenced by the quality and quantity of mentorship, sponsorship, role models and social networks, by one’s personal circumstances and access to resources, yet these essential ingredients for success are not shared equally and equitably among department members. Formal mentorship programs have been encouraged to overcome these inequities (Sambunjak D, Straus SE, Marusic A. JGIM 2010).