Mississauga Academy of Medicine
The Mississauga Academy of Medicine is the fourth academy to be established at the University of Toronto (UofT). It will draw on the considerable strengths of the UofT’s highly respected medical education program to offer a unique environment for community-based training.
The Academy is slated to open in August 2011 and is a partnership between the UofT, the University of Toronto Mississauga (UofT Mississauga), Credit Valley Hospital (Credit Valley) and Trillium. Part of the UofT Faculty of Medicine network of training sites, it will be located at the UofT Mississauga campus and will provide an academic home for medical students outside the St. George campus. Credit Valley and Trillium will provide students and post-graduate trainees with their clinical placements.
It is our hope that physicians will be attracted to open their practices in our communities once they have completed their schooling and training here, thereby increasing access to primary care and specialists for Mississauga residents. However, if our medical students and residents decide to practice elsewhere, we will be pleased to know that Canadians across the country are receiving optimal care based on their physicians’ excellent training and education.
Undergraduate Medical Students
Fifty-four undergraduate medical students will start their training in August 2011 at the Academy for their first year of the four-year program. There will be a total of 216 preclerkship and clerkship medical students when the program is fully enrolled.
At Trillium, students can expect to interact more with physicians and staff. Since Trillium is based in a community setting, they will receive practical experience with a wide range of clinical conditions that they will see in their practice.
Help our Medical Students learn!
Patients Playing a Part (PPP) is a group of community members with or without medical symptoms that volunteer their time to be interviewed by medical students from the Mississauga Academy of Medicine.
Post-graduate Medical Trainees (Residents)
Trillium is one of UofT’s primary community partners in training both family medicine and specialty physicians. Family Medicine Residents are already well established at Trillium with ten newly graduated doctors doing their residency at the Trillium-Summerville Family Medicine Teaching Unit. By 2012, there will be more than 260 specialty residents, including 36 Family Medicine Residents, who will do their rotations at Trillium and Credit Valley.
Educational activities at the Mississauga Academy of Medicine will be housed in facilities with state-of-the-art learning resources and simulated clinical settings. Advanced videoconferencing, computing facilities and other technologies will allow students to interact and share learning experiences with their peers at the St. George campus.
At Trillium, students will do their clinical placements in a dynamic organization with fabulous facilities, including seminar rooms, large classrooms, examination rooms, trainee lounges, a library and other learning spaces.
UofT’s faculty boasts some of the best medical teachers in the country. Many of its teachers have been recognized locally, regionally and internationally for their contributions to education. Many Trillium physician teachers have also been recognized and rewarded for their strength and dedication to teaching our future doctors. Read the articles below to learn what previous students had to say.