Featured Initiative

Improve health equity in the Eastern GTA

The Scarborough Academy of Medicine and Integrated Health will provide training and better care in a diverse and underserved area.

Two medical students, wearing scrubs and stethoscope, examine a grid of x-ray images.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, people in the Eastern GTA have seen more infections than other communities and have had more difficulty accessing life-saving vaccines—part of a long pattern of health inequities in this historically underserved area. To remedy this situation, the region needs a dedicated training hub for health-care professionals.

The Scarborough Academy of Medicine and Integrated Health will bring the University of Toronto’s world-class medical education to the Eastern GTA and produce highly trained graduates who can provide excellent health care tailored to this vibrant, growing region.

Patricia Houston
Acting Dean and Vice Dean, Medical Education, Temerty Faculty of Medicine

As the only Greater Toronto Area university with a faculty of medicine, the University of Toronto is uniquely equipped to meet this need. The new Scarborough Academy of Medicine and Integrated Health will expand the strengths of the renowned Temerty Faculty of Medicine even further to train the next generation of health-care professionals in Scarborough and Durham. Students will work directly with community partners and acquire their clinical and research skills in state-of-the-art facilities at U of T Scarborough. 

This new, world-class training hub will strengthen the Eastern GTA’s health-care system and build a strong network of health professionals in the area, including doctors, nurses, and other care providers. By supporting the Scarborough Academy, you can help improve access to high-quality health care for this dynamic and growing region’s nearly 1.3 million residents.

To learn more about how you can help improve access to health care in the Eastern GTA, please contact the Executive Director of Advancement at the Temerty Faculty of Medicine.