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Education & Training

Our division provides undergraduate education to medical and pharmacy students, and postgraduate training for the Infectious Diseases residency training program, Core Internal Medicine residents, Medical Microbiology residents, and residents of various other training programs (e.g. Family Medicine, Dermatology, Neurology, Critical Care Medicine, Orthopedics, and Pharmacy).

Elective students and residents are drawn to the Division from across Canada, and internationally.

Division members also serve as mentors for undergraduate medical students and for postgraduate trainees. Teaching evaluations for division members
have consistently been above those of comparator peer groups at other teaching hospitals.

Undergraduate teaching

We are involved in the teaching of several undergraduate courses to medical students, in a variety of formats including lectures, seminars, and problem-based tutorials. Our service also offers a very popular medical student elective in infectious diseases, subscribed to by local, national, and international students.

Graduate training

As part of their graduate studies towards a Masters or Doctoral degree, grad students work with & are supervised by several members of our division.

Postgraduate teaching

The U of T residency training program in Infectious Diseases is one of the largest and most successful Royal College training programs in the country.  Each year, each of the 4 or 5 Infectious Diseases (ID) residents has a 2-3 month rotation on our Infectious Diseases service. One or 2 of the ID residents also have their longitudinal outpatient clinics at Sunnybrook. More recently, a number of ID residents have chosen to have additional training at Sunnybrook with our antibiotic stewardship program.

Several of the ID residents have conducted research under the supervision of one or more of the Sunnybrook ID faculty. Approximately 36 General Internal Medicine residents, and 6-8 residents from other programs or electives, spend 1-2 months on our consultative service.

These rotations have consistently been evaluated as among the best in the city.

Continuing Medical Education

Members of our division provide a substantial contribution to continuing medical education of peers and colleagues. We are frequently asked to give invited lectures at local, national, and international meetings. We contribute to educational events organized for medical colleagues, and also provide educational sessions for other allied healthcare professionals including nurses, pharmacists, infection prevention and control professionals, and laboratory technologists.

Location and contact

Infectious Diseases Division

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Avenue, 
B-wing, 1st floor,
room B1 03
Toronto, ON M4N 3M5

Phone: 416-480-6100 ext. 7249


Division Head:
Dr. N. Daneman

Infectious Diseases Outpatient Clinic

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Avenue,
E Wing, 2nd floor,
room E 209
Toronto, ON M4N 3M5

Phone: 416-480-6100 ext. 7249
Fax: 416-480-4786

Contact: Erin Ghironi