MAA Programs

The MAA is committed to helping students who have gained admission to Canada’s leading medical school to complete their education with financial assistance when needed.

The MAA provides financial assistance in the form of loans, bursaries, awards, grants and scholarships to medical students.

Interest-free 
Loans

Interest-free loans are provided to medical students who meet the criteria
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Bursaries and Scholarships

The MAA provides over $125,000 in bursaries and scholarships to 32 students
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Travel 
Grants

Grants are available to help pay for transportation costs during clinical electives.
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International Health Selectives

The MAA funds undergraduate International Health Selective Travel Grants for 4th year medical students
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 CREMS International 
Program

The MAA provides grants for the Comprehensive Research Experience for Medical Students
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Student Activities

The MAA provides funding to the student Medical Society, for educational events and activities
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Interest-free Loans

Interest-free loans of $3000 per year are provided to medical students who meet the criteria. Repayment begins one year after graduation, and the loan remains interest free as long as the loan is not in default. 

Preference is given to students who complete all sections of the application and who are paying interest on a line of credit. Selected qualified applicants will be interviewed by the MAA Loans Officer. Applications are accepted starting in late August. Please contact the MAA for access to the secure online application. 

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Bursaries and Scholarships

The MAA provides over $125,000 in bursaries and scholarships to 32 students.

MAA recipients are selected through the Faculty of Medicine awards process.

General application to Awards and Admissions for funding automatically includes an application for all bursaries, including those sponsored by the MAA.

Travel Grants

Grants of $250 are available to fourth-year medical students to help pay for transportation costs during clinical electives.

  • Grants are for 4th year clinical electives only
  • Applicant may apply for one elective only
  • Electives must be two weeks or more in duration
  • Location of elective must be beyond daily commuting distance
  • Application must be received by the MAA before you travel to your elective

Applications are available starting late August.

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International Health and Low Resource Selectives

The MAA funds undergraduate International Health Selective grants for U of T 4th year medical students.

These grants are for those interested in participating in a clinical elective in Canada’s under-resourced North or in other countries for four to seven weeks.

It is expected that the trainee will gain extraordinary clinical, surgical and/or laboratory experience.

Contact the Transition to Residency Program: ttr.ume@utoronto.ca

CREMS International Program

Each year the MAA provides a number of grants for the Comprehensive Research Experience for Medical Students (CREMS). These grants are awarded to first and second year medical students at the University of Toronto.

Through these scholarships, supplemented through the CREMS program, students have the opportunity to participate in an academic experience that includes a research project related to important health issues in developing countries. This program enables students to expand upon their knowledge gained through the standard curriculum in Canada.

The duration of the project is from 10 to 12 weeks, including travel to and from the project site. Projects are undertaken between May/June and August.

Contact crems.programs@utoronto.ca

Student Activities

The MAA provides funding to the student Medical Society, for events and activities that are education oriented, such as:

• Women in Medicine
• Clinical Skills Mentorship Program
• Global Medical Student Partnership
• Essential Skills Program
• Indigenous Health Elective
• Multiculturalism in Medicine
• Inner City Healthy Speaker Series (ICHSS)
• Student Surgical Skills Development (S3D)

Funding for student educational activities and clubs is provided to the Medical Society. The MAA does not accept applications from individual clubs.

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The MAA is an independent association funded by U of T MD alumni, working in partnership with the Faculty of Medicine. The MAA provides financial assistance to medical students and connects alumni.
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