Undergraduate Medical Program

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Mechanisms, Manifestations and Management of Disease (MMMD)

This course runs 36-weeks throughout the second year of medical school and provides a link between the basic sciences taught in the first year of the undergraduate medical curriculum and clinical disciplines encountered during clerkship.

During this comprehensive course, the approach to clinical problem solving and understanding of the psychosocial issues surrounding disease, illness and therapy is further developed.

Major topics covered are genetics and genetic diseases, immunology and disorders of the immune system, microbiology, bacteriology, virology, mycology, parasitology, pathology, cellular and molecular responses to injury, inflammatory disorders, and neoplasia. 

First 9 Weeks: The first nine weeks focus on the study of mechanisms of disease: the pathogenesis and changes in disease that occur at the tissue, cellular and molecular levels and how these changes correlate clinically. This in-depth analysis provides the necessary framework to further plan strategies for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease.

Remaining 27 Weeks: The remaining 27 weeks of the course consist of system-based medicine, with each week structured around one or more themes. In addition, students attend lectures to learn about integrated approaches to disease, from tissue and cellular events to clinical manifestations, diagnosis and therapy.

Undergraduate Medical Electives

LMP welcomes undergraduate students interested in obtaining Laboratory Medicine experience to apply for an elective rotation within our department.

Information for University of Toronto Students –http://www.md.utoronto.ca/program/electives/UofTelectives.htm

Information for Visiting Students (Canada, US and International) - http://www.md.utoronto.ca/students/visiting.htm

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Transition to Residency - TTR 410Y

This course is 14 weeks in length and will introduce students to a wide range of activities, which will be valuable both for personal development and for satisfying course requirements, and which can provide graduated responsibility to final year medical students.

Information is available at http://www.md.utoronto.ca/program/clerkship/year4/ttr.htm

CREMS Summer Research Program

This program provides participating students the opportunity to obtain research experience during the three months of summer. Students in the program must fulfill other requirements for successful completion, including timely submission of written reports and attendance at seminars. They are also expected to present their work at the U of T Medical Student Research Day which is held in the spring of the following year with a poster presentation.

Information is available at http://www.md.utoronto.ca/program/research/crems.htm

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