Student Publications

The University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine has a long and rich history of student and Faculty involvement in publication: creating everything from world-renowned textbooks to a popular satire paper.


The University of Toronto Medical Journal (UTMJ)


The University of Toronto Medical Journal (UTMJ) is Canada's oldest student-run medical journal, established in 1923. ​The journal​ publish​es​ articles from universities, institutes, organizations, and medical professionals from around the worl​d, and has an international readership. Read the current issue and explore our archives at or contact the editors at ​ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Toronto Notes


Toronto Notes is a comprehensive medical textbook produced by U of T medical students for the past 30 years. It is a popular resource across Canada and around the world, where it is sold under the title 'Essential Med Notes'. A new edition is produced every year by students and Faculty. As a not-for-profit, 100% of Toronto Notes' sales go back to the U of T medical student community supporting initiatives such as Community Affairs programs, Faculty Showcase Events, and Scholarships & Bursaries. Find out about Toronto Notes and ordering at or



Essentials of Clinical Examination Handbook (ECEH)        

A key guide for medical students, nurses, and physician assistants, Essentials of Clinical Examination Handbook​ (ECEH)​ is a concise yet comprehensive on-the-job reference for history-taking and physical exams that covers both standard exams and specialty-specific diagnostic approaches. Each chapter ​is ​edited by several students and reviewed by faculty experts at the University of Toronto.​

​Find out more about ECEH or pick up a copy!  



The Droopy Lid

The Droopy Lid (since the beginning of time!), Canada's Finest Medical News Source, aims to provide humour, satire and entertainment relief to the student body of the Faculty of Medicine through student-written articles and illustrations, which features parodies, jokes, pictures with a satirical theme on medical topics, school life and current events. Read the latest articles and past issues at or contact the editors at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


UofT Medical School 2014 Open house

The Faculty of Medicine Open House composed of semi-annual events: the Fall Open House event is targeted at prospective medical students, and the Spring Open House event at students interested in learning more about the health professions in general. These events are student-led initiatives with support from the Medical Society and the Office of Admissions.

8 Ways to Enjoy the Last Days of Summer

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines! If you're like us, you may also be wondering where the summer went as you realize that Orientation Week is only one and a half weeks away. As the five of us busy ourselves with the last-minute, fine details of a jam-packed week, we have only one expectation of all 259 of you as we approach the big first day: enjoy the last minutes of your summer vacation and continue celebrating your accomplishment of your acceptance to U of T Med! Take the time to recharge your batteries that were probably drained during the past application year because you'll definitely need the energy before you jump right into a pretty busy semester! If you find yourself too excited for the first day to just sit back and relax, we have compiled a few suggestions for ways to fill your last days.

Interprofessional Education at UofT

"Interprofessional education occurs when students from two or more professions learn about, from and with each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes"
- World Health Organization, 2010

It is our pleasure to introduce you to a component of the UofT Medical School experience that we believe sets it apart from many others. As Vice Presidents of Interprofessional Education to the Medical Society counsel, we share with you the basics of what’s available through UofT IPE.