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Pre-Med Resources

There are several programs available to assist students with disabilities who wish to apply to medical school

Pre-Med Resources

University of Toronto Community of Support


https://applymd.utoronto.ca/community-support

The Community of Support (COS) is a collaborative and longitudinal initiative that support students who are Indigenous, Black, Filipino, economically disadvantaged, or who self-identify with having a disability at every stage of their journey to medical school.

 

Being a member of the Community of Support will provide you with access to the following opportunities:

  • Admissions information: one-on-one advising and access to admissions events

  • Access to mentors (medical students, physicians) and experiences (enrichment courses, and leadership, research and volunteer opportunities)

  • Support at each stage of the application process – i) MCAT preparation, ii) 1-1 support with the medical school application, and iii) school-specific interview preparation

 

Please note that you do not need to be applying to the University of Toronto or a University of Toronto student to take part in this program. Many CAPD members mentor students through this program.

Western University ACCESS Pathway

https://www.schulich.uwo.ca/med_dent_admissions/medicine/access_pathway_applicants.html

The ACCESS Pathway encourages and supports applicants who are under-represented within medicine who may have been potentially adversely impacted by circumstances that created a disadvantage due to financial, medical, and/or socio-cultural barriers.

Eligible applicants may include, but are not limited to:

  • Individuals of under-represented ethnicities (such as Black, Latin American, and Filipino)**

  • Individuals with disabilities or life-threatening illnesses

  • Individuals with socio-economic challenges

  • Individuals who have faced other familial and/or socio-cultural barriers such as loss of both parents, being ward of Children’s Aid, living in a homeless shelter.

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