The Scarborough Hospital (TSH) is a training site for the University of Toronto. Each year, 25 family medicine residents receive core training at our hospital. Family medicine residents are medical school graduates who are training to specialize in family medicine. The two-year program leads to eligibility for certification by the College of Family Physicians of Canada.
The Family Medicine Residency program at The Scarborough Hospital is a learner‐centered program, with both urban and rural preceptor experiences available. Our program provides community‐based experiences with an emphasis on real‐world, hands‐on clinical training, along with core academic teaching.
Scarborough is located just east of Toronto, with a population of approximately 600,000 people. Scarborough is one of the most ethnically diverse communities in the world. It has been referred to as the “ideal gateway community” for new Canadian immigrants. The majority of our Family Medicine community‐based preceptors practice here. We also have preceptors in the nearby community of Pickering.
Each resident is matched with a community‐based Family Medicine preceptor to meet their individual learning needs. All preceptors offer opportunities for residents to participate as a member of the primary health care team looking after populations with diverse health care requirements. Residents have mini‐practices under the supervision of their Family Medicine preceptors so that they can begin to experience continuity of care in Family Medicine.
Further, residents receive training in various settings, including Obstetrics, Paediatrics, Internal Medicine and Subspecialties, General Surgery, Psychiatry, Palliative Care, and Emergency Medicine.
Residents from other hospitals and other programs do elective rotations at The Scarborough Hospital.
For more information, contact:
The Scarborough Hospital
University of Toronto, Department of Family & Community Medicine
Family Medicine Residency Program and Family Medicine Clerkship Program
Phone: 416-431-8200, ext. 6591