Clinical (MD) Visiting Professor


An appointment given to a licensed physician from another university or research institute who is on leave from his/her home institution and who will contribute to the teaching and/or research activities of the Faculty of Medicine. 


Appointments do not normally exceed 1 year.


Appointments in this category are approved by the Vice Dean of Clinical Affairs.

Available Rank:

  •  Same as rank at home institution.

Special Note:  

The University of Toronto will notify the CPSO of appropriate supervision.

*DAC = Departmental Appointments Committee
*SC = Search Committee
*HR = Human Resources
*FAAC = Faculty Appointments Advisory Committee

Required Documents:

Document Type Agent Responsible for Supplying When Required
Application Form (online) Candidate on application
Curriculum Vitae Candidate on application
Certificate of Professional Conduct OR Home Country Certification (within 3 years of issuance) Candidate on application
Letter from Home Institution Home Institution Delegate on application
Letter from Department Chair Department Chair prior to approval by HR
Draft Letter of Offer DAC Administrator after approval by HR
Signed Letter of Offer Candidate after receiving Letter of Offer

Clinical Visiting Professor - Foreign-Trained Physician


The Department of Psychiatry requires

  • a Letter of Support from a Department of Psychiatry Division Director

The Department of Family and Community Medicine requires

  • Professional Development Plan

  • Membership in the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC # and Expiry Date)

  • If applicable, Certificate of Family Medicine from the College of Family Physicians of Canada