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Student Centre

Postgraduate Medical Education

Medical Education

St. Michael’s is committed to providing outstanding education for medical students, residents and clinical fellows in all aspects of contemporary health care. Our comprehensive undergraduate programs are noted for the high quality and dedication of our teachers who work to ensure students receive the necessary skills to become outstanding physicians and leaders within their professions.

Our strong post graduate program offers an unsurpassed educational experience which is dedicated to upholding and representing St. Michael’s corporate culture, missions and values.

Postgraduate Medical Education

St. Michael's, home to more than 300 residents and clinical fellows at any one time, is a fully affiliated teaching hospital with the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. We are committed to providing an exceptional educational experience to all our postgraduate students, and we are committed to upholding the missions and values of St. Michael's in our work with students.

Dr. Karl Iglar

Dr. Karl IglarDr. Karl Iglar received his MD from the University of Toronto in 1991 and subsequently completed his residency and academic fellowship in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto in 1993 and 1994 respectively. He has been a staff physician in DFCM at St. Michael’s since 1994 and is Associate Professor in DFCM at the University of Toronto.

Prior to his current role, Dr. Iglar completed two 5-year terms as director, Postgraduate Education in the DFCM at the University of Toronto where he led the development of a number of innovative educational tools being used in postgraduate family medicine education. These include:

  1. competency-based curriculum;
  2. progress testing; and
  3. a resident practice profile tracking tool.
Clinical Fellows

St. Michael’s Hospital is home to over 125 clinical fellows during any academic year. All clinical fellows must register with the Postgraduate Medical Education Office at the University of Toronto prior to registering and doing orientation at the hospital's Student Centre.

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding your registration at St. Michael’s.

The Postgraduate Medical Education Office at the University of Toronto has established a Fellowship Education Advisory Committee (FEAC) to respond to the absence of a regulatory framework for clinical fellowship training, to confront challenges in assessment and issuance of certificates, and to examine reported harassment and perceived inequities. Membership included representatives of the postgraduate programs and affiliated teaching hospitals.

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The facilities at St. Michael's reflect the hospital's core businesses in education, research, and patient care. The main hospital site is linked symbolically by a striking glass and steel pedestrian bridge to the Keenan Research Centre and Li Ka Shing International Healthcare Education Centre.

In addition to having access to the following facilities, postgraduate trainees have 24/7 access to the following:

Image of call room for residents, with bed and computer desk.

Call rooms


Student Resource Centre

Student Resource Centre

Opened in May 2013, the Student Resource Centre offers all students of St. Michael’s a private space to be able to eat, relax and socialize. It offers a quiet room, computers, phones, a kitchenette and free popcorn! It is accessible via the Shuter North elevators and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.