The FitzGerald Academy is uniquely positioned to provide an outstanding education for medical students in all aspects of contemporary health care. With St. Michael's Hospital serving as the main site for education activities, the academy has been evolving closely with the hospital to take leadership in developing new approaches to health care delivery. The Allan Waters' Family Simulation Centre and formation of an interdisciplinary Student Centre are just a few of the many initiatives designed to equip graduates with the latest tools for contemporary medicine.
These initiatives are one of many at St. Michael's branching from the three pillars of education, research and patient care. These three focuses are united to achieve St. Michael's vision in championing a healthier world for all Canadians. As an internationally recognized health sciences centre, St. Michael's is a leader in education, care and research on a broad range of specialties including neurosurgery, complex cardiovascular care, critical care, minimally invasive surgery and end-stage kidney disease. St. Michael's is known for its special commitment to caring for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged members of the community. The diversity of patient exposure at the hospital is integral to the comprehensive medical education that the academy delivers.
To ensure an unparalleled educational experience, FitzGerald students also receive training at partner facilities and a host of community physicians. The unique teaching capacities of St. Michael's and its partner facilities are brought together under the FitzGerald banner to prepare students for future excellence in their medical profession.