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Scarborough Academy of Medicine and Integrated Health (SAMIH)

Inclusive, compassionate health care for the eastern GTA

The Scarborough Academy of Medicine and Integrated Health (SAMIH) at the University of Toronto Scarborough will provide an inclusive hub for education and strengthen connections among healthcare providers in the region.

Scheduled to open in 2026, SAMIH will extend the impact of U of T’s health education programs including the Temerty Faculty of Medicine, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing and Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy – and quickly advance the region’s clinical capacity across a range of disciplines.

With Scarborough-based programs for Nurse Practitioners, Physical Therapists and Physicians among others, SAMIH is ready to prepare the next generation of compassionate health professionals. And we know that Physicians trained in a region are more likely to practise there, increasing the number of professionals in the area and strengthening the health and wellbeing of local residents.

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An inclusive hub for health care

Delivering health care today requires a team-based approach that integrates multiple health professions to adequately respond to the complex health needs of the population within the region.

Improving timely access to care, particularly for marginalized populations

Increasing community and home-based care

Providing additional mental health and addictions care in Scarborough and Durham Region

Developing integrated care models for individuals with chronic complex comorbidity and quality long-term care.

SAMIH Impact

In partnership with the eastern GTA’s leading health care institutions, SAMIH will:

  • Train physicians and other health professionals, including physician assistants, nurse practitioners and rehabilitation specialists, many of whom will come from highly diverse and underserved populations of the eastern GTA. 
  • Provide learners with local professional clinical experience in both fully affiliated and community-affiliated teaching hospitals, as well as community and rural sites. 
  • Significantly strengthen the revitalization of the health care system in the eastern GTA, in partnership with local hospitals and other service providers. 
  • Improve health outcomes by addressing the critical shortages of highly trained practicing health professionals in the eastern GTA and conducting clinical research in population health, including development and implementation of innovative models of care.
  • Provide economic stimulus and professional employment in the eastern GTA.

Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy

Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing

Temerty Faculty of Medicine

Graduates per year at full enrolment

40 physicians
56 physician assistants
30 nurse practitioners
40 physical therapists
300 life science students