At North York General Hospital, there is a long standing tradition and commitment to medical education, dating back to the inception of the hospital in 1968.
Since 2004, a renewed commitment to training medical students and residents has resulted in a significant increase in the medical learner days. At the University of Toronto, one out every five medical learner days in the community takes place at NYGH.
All of the programs and departments are involved in medical education. The largest contributors include Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Psychiatry, Medicine and Surgery.
North York General programs are the training site for four core clerkship programs and provide a site for core rotations to 22 different University of Toronto Residency Programs. North York General is actively involved in pre-clerkship teaching. Family physicians and specialists teach year 1 and 2 medical students in the Art & Science of Clinical Medicine 1 and 2, the Determinants of Community Health 1 and Mechanisms, Manifestations and Management of Disease.