Education

The Division of Brain and Therapeutics plays a major role in the training of undergraduate and graduate students in the Institute of Medical Sciences (IMS) and other medical school graduate departments.

The Division educates medical students, psychiatric residents, and post-doctoral fellows in the Department of Psychiatry. Over 75% of residents in the Clinician-Scientist Stream (CSS) and Clinician-Scientist Program (CSP) have supervisors within the Division’s faculty.

There are more than 50 post-doctoral fellows currently working with the Division’s faculty.

Education Streams

Undergraduate Medical Education

The Division has excellent training programs for U of T medical students in the clinical areas of:

  • Schizophrenia/chronic mental illness
  • Mood disorders
  • Addictions
  • Clinical neurosciences

Each hospital has an undergraduate medical education coordinator and the Division trains over 100 UofT and elective medical students each year.

Post-graduate Medical Education

The Division’s faculty are actively involved in the training of over 50 residents each year in chronic care, mood disorders and addictions.

Continuing Medical Education:

Many of the faculty are active participants in continuing medical educations at UofT and component hospitals, as well as at national and international conferences.

Graduate Education

Most of the Division’s graduate education is through the Institute of Medical Sciences (IMS), where most of the research faculty have graduate appointments. Others have graduate appointments through the School of Graduate Studies (SGS), based in the Departments of Pharmacology or Psychology. There are over 200 graduate students training in the Division’s laboratories at the M.Sc. or Ph.D. levels.

Fellowship Training

The Division has approximately 100 post-doctoral fellows who are mentored by Division faculty. Many of the fellows have garnered prestigious external funding for fellowships including CIHR and OMHF, as well as start-up operating support from the international Brain & Behavior Research Foundation/NARSAD awards

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