Enhanced Skills Program: Medical Oncology

Medical Oncology note that this program will not be accepting applications for the 2018-2019 academic year pending further notice. please contact the enhanced skills program director, dr. julia alleyne at julia.alleyne@utoronto.ca for further information.

Overall Program Vision

The FP Medical Oncology Program at the University of Toronto is a 52-week residency program designed to provide family physicians with the knowledge and the skills to be able to provide care for patients diagnosed with cancer. It is of interest to recent graduates from family medicine training programs as well as family physicians who have been in independent practice who wish to acquire the knowledge, the skills and the judgment necessary for the diagnosis and treatment as well as the long-term follow-up of patients with cancer and cancer survivors.

Program and Application Eligibility 

Applicant must be a Canadian citizen. Applicant must be currently enrolled as a PGY2 in a Canadian Family Medicine Residency at the time of application OR be a Canadian family physician in clinical practice with Ministry of Health Re-entry funding. 
 For funding eligibility, please see the main Enhanced Skills Program Admissions page.

Length of Program

One Year (52 weeks) – Full Time

Curriculum Competencies

The FP in Medical Oncology Residency Program adheres to CanMEDS-FM goals and objectives to achieve the following competencies:
  • Medical Expert
  • Communicator
  • Collaborator
  • Leader
  • Scholar
  • Health Advocate
  • Professional

For complete details, please read the goals and objectives.

Sample Rotation

  • Rotations in all solid tumour sites; Breast, Lung, Gastrointestinal, Gynecologic, Melanoma, Genitourinary, and Prostate. 36 weeks (Solid Tumour rotation goals and objectives)
  • Palliative Care:  4 weeks
  • Radiation Oncology:  4 weeks
  • Inpatient medical oncology:  4 weeks
  • Elective:  4 weeks

Program Director

Dr. Alanna Golden MD, CCFP
GP Oncologist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
610 University Avenue, Toronto ON, M5G 2M9

To Apply

Application opens: TBD
Application Deadline: TBD

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