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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

External Review of the DoM: 2018-2023

In early October 2023, the Department of Medicine underwent an external review led by Dr. Seth Landefeld, Chair of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in the US, and Dr. Anita Palepu, Chair of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. Thank you to all the faculty, learners and staff who met with the reviewers and provided their candid perspectives regarding how we are doing and your wishes for the future. Much obliged.