MED SCHOOL 101 is a full-day event that will run approximately from 9:00AM - 3:00PM. The day has been designed to provide attendees with a fresh perspective of what to expect from University of Toronto undergraduate medical education. We, as current second-year students, believe that there is a heavy emphasis on the admissions requirements and process, with much less opportunities for students to explore what undergraduate medical education involves. 



9:00 - 9:30AM – Registration

9:40 am – Keynote speech on "Physician advocacy & future of Canadian healthcare" (Dr. Ritika Goel)

10:30 am – BREAK

10:45 am – Curriculum talks: Structure of the MD and MD/PhD programs at UofT 

  • Dr. Marcus Law, Duputy Director of Preclerkship & Director of Academic Innovation
  • Dr. Robert Chen, Acting Associate Dean, Physician Scientist Training (MD/PhD)

11:45 – Student Video: “The Preclerkship Experience @ UofT”

12:00 - 12:50PM – Lunch & Learn 

  • Mix and mingle with current students as well as representatives from Office of Admissions and Financial Services and Office of Health Professions Student Affairs

1:00 pm – "How do doctors think?" (Breakout sessions)

  • Explore concepts in Clinical Medicine by working through a medical case with the guidance of current medical students
  • Learn corresponding clinical skills and diagnostic tests