Residency Training Programs

Our programs

As one of the most highly regarded departments of its kind, LMP offers postgraduates infinite opportunities to develop their careers.

Our postgraduates have unparalleled access to a broad spectrum of:

  • case material
  • expert faculty
  • world-leading training sites
  • research. 

At the forefront of medical practice, research and discovery, our residency training programs prepare you for an exciting career in pathology and laboratory medicine.

Enjoy interacting with world-leading experts and studying a diverse array of outstanding case material. 

We understand that in pathology and laboratory medicine, you need to be on today’s leading-edge of training and technology to be prepared for tomorrow’s challenges. 

Focus on your future 

With a population of over five million, the city of Toronto is the ideal location to study outstanding case material.

Not only will you have access to a diverse array of centrally-located, internationally renowned training sites, you will also receive training from expert faculty who are national and international leaders in their fields. 

Comprehensive experience 

We offer an extensive experience with our weekly academic half-day seminars.

Our faculty present on diverse topics such as:

  • systemic pathology
  • clinical-pathological correlation
  • special techniques
  • medical/legal issues
  • ethics
  • quality assurance
  • lab management
  • career planning 
  • critical appraisal. 

Our robust and well-established system of formal evaluation fulfills the requirements of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) and the American Board of Pathology (ABP)

Diverse research 

With our remarkable size and diversity, we offer a fertile environment for extensive basic, translational and clinical research.

We understand the importance of research and its impact on patient populations.

Our trainees participate in our annual Postgraduate Research Day and we also actively support our residents who present at national and international conferences. In addition, our residents can embark on their MSc or PhD degree as part of the Clinician Investigator Program, which is also fully accredited by the RCPSC. 

Specialty training programs 

Subspecialty training programs 

With endless opportunities, LMP allows you to customize your training and tailor your experience for future endeavors. 

Residency training programs in Laboratory Medicine


Pathology residents step out from behind the microscope to help COVID patients

Several of our pathology residents were redeployed in the pandemic to work across the hospital and help with COVID-19 patient treatment. Find out what they thought of the experience.

A day in the life of a pathology resident at LMP

One of our second year Anatomical Pathology trainees, Henry Xie, tells us what a typical day is like for him as a resident in the Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology.

My time as an Anatomical Pathology resident: Dr Carlo Hojilla

Now an Assistant Professor in Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology at the University of Toronto, and with clinical appointments at Mount Sinai and Markham-Stouffville Hospitals, he is educational lead for residency training. He completed our Residency Training Program in Anatomical Pathology - find out how that influenced his career