Geriatric Medicine

The Division of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Toronto is the largest geriatrics training program in Canada. The division is focused on excellent patient care and draws from the expertise in quality and innovation, education, and clinical epidemiology of its 60 faculty members across a network of community and university-affiliated hospitals and private practices. Faculty researchers also hold prestigious international grants to support investigations to optimize drug prescribing in the elderly, older women’s health, geriatric oncology, program development, and evaluation as well as the quality of life in the chronically ill or frail elderly.

As well, there are three endowed chairs:

  • The Mary Trimmer Chair in Geriatric Medicine
  • The George, Margaret and Gary Hunt Family Chair in Geriatric Medicine
  • The Retired Teachers of Ontario/Les enseignantes et enseignants retraités de l’Ontario (RTO/ERO) Chair in Geriatric Medicine

Geriatric Medicine Research

Our division focus on clinical epidemiology and health services research. Areas of interest including geriatric oncology, quality of life and driving issues in persons with mild cognitive impairment and dementia.

Geriatric Medicine Fellowships

The Department of Medicine offers more than 100 fellowships across our affiliated hospital sites.

Resident Resources

Where you’ll find everything from trainee schedules, manuals, learning resources and more.

Division Director

Meet the Division Director for Geriatric Medicine


Want to know about upcoming Geriatric Medicine events and rounds?

Competence by Design

Competence by Design (CBD) is a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) initiative to transition postgraduate medical education and professional practice in Canada into a model of competency-based medical education.