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From its home in the University of Toronto’s Medical Sciences Building, in the heart of Toronto’s “Medical Discovery District”, the Faculty of Medicine Youth Summer Program (Med YSP) offers students five unique medical science modules.

The Med YSP features four one-week modules in the fields of Physiology, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Microbiology, Each of these modules includes lectures from world-class faculty and medical professionals, and hands-on experimentation guided by distinguished academics, in cutting-edge laboratory classroom facilities. These modules are open to students currently in Grades 10 and 11.

Our fifth module offers students the unique opportunity to experience firsthand what it is like to do research in a scientist’s lab! This three-week Research in the Medical Sciences module is open to students currently enrolled in Grades 11 and 12. In this module, students will actively participate in experiments alongside a graduate student or researcher getting a taste of real world medical research in the works. Please note that for 2017 this fifth module will NOT be offered. However, we  are planning to reintroduce the module in 2018.