Medical Oncology: Program Director's Message
Welcome to the Medical Oncology Training Program (MOTP) at the University of Toronto.
Our residency program is designed to foster clinical and academic excellence while providing an advanced understanding of our field and its central role in cancer patient care. Our academic community provides a supportive environment ideal for learning and thriving. Residents will graduate with the full skill-set necessary to begin their career as Medical Oncologists.
The University of Toronto, Medical Oncology Program collaborates with undergraduate medical education in many ways. Our faculty are involved in all aspects of teaching and mentorship of medical students. These wonderful mentors, teachers, researchers and clinicians are passionate about education and committed to the highest quality of patient care.
Medical Oncology is a popular elective among medical students and many residents in our program “discovered” oncology while doing clinical or research electives as medical students. At the pre-clerkship level, our faculty deliver lectures, teach clinical skills courses, offer clinical observerships, and lead small group seminars. At the clerkship level, our program hosts clerks for 2-4 week electives in medical oncology.
Our MOTP residents play a key role in the teaching of medical students both in clinic and inpatient consultation review. For residents who are interested in teaching, plenty of opportunities exist to be involved in UGME such as serving as a clinical skills tutor or being a mentor in a longitudinal academic mentorship program for medical students.
Additionally, many MOTP residents are involved in research projects supervised by world-renown oncologists. This provides an important opportunity for sharpening research skills while also fostering early 1:1 mentorship relationships with faculty within our division. Resident projects stemming from this opportunity have led to publications in high-impact medical journals and invitations to present posters at international and local conferences – including our own Medical Oncology Annual Research Day held in June each year.
If you have further questions about our program, please do not hesitate to contact me or the Program Administrator, Walaa.Kheir@uhn.ca.
We look forward to meeting you!
Dr. Raymond Jang
Program Director, Medical Oncology Training Program
University of Toronto