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Office of Access and Outreach

We create pathways for future learners and communities who face systemic barriers to connect with Temerty Faculty of Medicine educational opportunities, with the goal of increasing representation in our academic programs.

We do this by centering the communities we work with within the development and implementation process of our programs. To do this work, we need to build authentic, transparent, trauma-informed relationships with community.

Our work also supports Recommendation Eight in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine EDI Action plan,  to expand pathway, recruitment, and retention programming for learners and faculty members across all academic programs.

We offer opportunities for high school students to explore different departments at U of T, interact with our faculty, and most importantly, have fun!

We support students in undergraduate studies and graduate programs by offering a Community of Support (COS) with various programs and services suitable to students interested in pursuing postgraduate education.

The Defy Gravity campaign aims to advance U of T’s commitment to inclusive excellence. Your support will help bring together people from every  background to create a healthier, more sustainable, and equitable world.