Enhanced Skills Program: Breast Diseases

BReast Diseases  

Overall Program Vision

The Breast Diseases Program at the University of Toronto is a 6-month Residency Program designed to provide family physicians with the skill set to diagnose and manage benign diseases of the breast. This training program provides enrichment in the areas of breast cancer prevention, screening, diagnosis, management and survivorship care. Family physicians who complete this program will acquire skills necessary to be a community resource as a general practitioner in oncology within Breast Disease, and leader in breast disease detection, management, education and research.

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

Six (6) Months - Full Time

Curriculum Competencies

The Breast Diseases Residency Program adheres to CanMEDS-FM goals and objectives to achieve the following competencies:
  • Medical Expert
  • Communicator
  • Collaborator
  • Manager
  • Scholar
  • Health Advocate
  • Professional

For complete details, please read the goals and objectives.

Sample Rotation

One month each:

  • Diagnostics - Pathology, Radiology, Rapid Diagnostic Program, Benign Breast GP-Oncology clinics
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Medical Oncology
  • Radiation Oncology and Plastics Reconstructive Surgery
  • Palliative Care, Survivorship Care
  • Elective

Unique Program Requirements

Trainees are expected to attend weekly tumour board and radiology review rounds.
A small academic project is a required component of this program.

Program Director

Dr. Melinda Wu MD, CCFP
Women's College Hospital
76 Grenville St., Toronto ON M5S 1B2

To Apply

Complete the application form and include a letter of intent, current CV and a copy of your medical degree.