University of Toronto’s MD Program is committed to excellence through equity. The admission requirements for all students are identical in Grade Point Average (GPA) and Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) scores. What differs for those applying through the black or indigenous students admissions programs is the requirement to submit a personal essay and to have representation from black or indigenous health leadership in admissions file review and interviewing. There are no fixed seats or quotas.
The Black Student Application Program (BSAP) is an optional application stream for Black applicants who self-identify as Black African, Black Caribbean, Black North American, multi-racial students who have and identify with their Black ancestry, etc. The aim of this application program is to increase and support Black medical student representation at the University of Toronto.
The goal of the Indigenous Student Application Program (ISAP) is to increase the number of Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit, and Métis) medical students at the University of Toronto (U of T). Students who are interested in the optional application stream will have to opportunity to discuss their experiences with the Indigenous community in the application materials.
Our MD/PhD Program, the largest national program of its kind, trains and mentors the next generation of clinician scientists.
International students in our MD/PhD program benefit from extensive funding packages and have the opportunity to leverage top researchers in their field of interest. This exciting combined degree program attracts top students from all across North America.