University of Toronto - Anatomical Pathology - Toronto


Program Director

Dr. Susan Done


Postgraduate Coordinator

Paula Nixon

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  • Large volume and wide spectrum of clinical material

  • There are opportunities for interprovincial and international electives while training in our program

  • There are no mandatory rural rotations

  • The ratio of resident to faculty is 1 to 7

  • Residents have access to electronic medical resources through the hospitals and the University of Toronto library system

  • Research is especially emphasized during training. Residents may undertake research projects while on core, mandatory or elective rotations or opt for dedicated research electives of 3 to 12 months duration. Residents are expected to give presentations of their projects at the annual Departmental Postgraduate Trainee Research Day

Toronto Highlights

  • Completing your residency with us means you will be based in a world-class, vibrant, multi-cultural city.

  • Our downtown historic St. George campus will place you in the heart of Canada’s largest health care network undertaking innovative medical research.

  • The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) can fulfill any interest from professional sports, to literature. We have a bustling theatre scene, a leading fashion design industry and much more.

  • Cosmopolitan gems like Chinatown, The Gay Village, Little Italy, the Annex and Kensington Market blend with the natural beauty of Toronto Island, the Scarborough Bluffs and Mississauga’s Greenbelt.

  • Often identified as one of the world’s “most livable cities,” Toronto was ranked as one of the world’s “best places to live” in a report by The Economist Intelligence Unit.

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Thank you for your interest in the Postgraduate Education program in the Department of Anatomical Pathology at The University of Toronto. This is the largest Anatomical Pathology residency program in Canada in number of teaching staff, research productivity, hospital facilities and patient volume. (The University of Toronto is the tertiary referral centre for a metropolitan population of more than 2,600,000 and a surrounding population of about 6,000,000) These resources offer an unequalled opportunity for Anatomical Pathology residency training. The very large research establishment and strong academic program provide a supportive environment for learning and enquiry in all aspects of Anatomical Pathology.

Our program seeks to equip trainees to be the pathology leaders of the future. Accordingly, we are looking for a cohort of residents that are committed to a career in pathology, keen to advance the evolving role of pathology in patient care and are capable of learning, understanding and integrating the large volume of material required.

The University of Toronto offers a comprehensive program in Anatomical Pathology, which is accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Over 120 staff anatomical pathologists at multiple sites are involved in resident education. These sites include: The Hospital for Sick Children; Mount Sinai Hospital; St. Michael's Hospital; Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre; Michael Garron Hospital; The University Health Network; Trillium Health Partners, North York General Hospital, St. Joseph’s Health Centre and the Provincial Forensic Pathology Unit. Each of these sites has particular strengths and allows the program as a whole to offer residents experience in all areas of Anatomical Pathology practice.

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