Congratulations on attaining a training position in Ontario!

We are pleased to welcome you to the Canadian Medicine Primer at Touchstone Institute. Please bookmark this page as it is not available from our main website. 


What To Expect


Instructions to register:

  1. Register for the Canadian Medicine Primer by clicking here.
  2. Touchstone Institute will contact you within 1-2 weeks to confirm your enrollment in the Canadian Medicine Primer upon the approval of your associated medical school.


Learning Accommodations

If you have a learning accommodation, please let us know upon completing your registration and we will forward you our Accommodation Policy to review applicability.



Touchstone Institute is committed to ensuring you have as much notice as possible to arrange pertinent life matters accordingly.

While we strive to ensure your transition to residency training is smooth and meets your needs, occasionally we are not able to accommodate a date request. Should the dates you register for be unavailable for unexpected reasons, we will contact you to arrange a suitable alternative.

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Touchstone Institute

145 Wellington St. W.,
Suite 600
Toronto, ON
M5J 1H8

Program Details

Before the Program

A dedicated Online Learning Management System (LMS) has been developed for your use during and after the program. The LMS includes webinar links, online modules, pre-readings (if applicable), formative multiple choice quizzes (MCQs), and session resources.

You will receive LMS access instructions prior to the beginning of your session.

A friendly reminder to ensure that your immunization record is up to date to avoid delaying the start of your training. If you are unsure of your immunization requirements prior to training, please contact your program or PGME office.

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During the Program

Once you are enrolled and your attendance is confirmed, your full participation in the Canadian Medicine Primer is expected. Should there be unexpected events or other important life matters to schedule during the program, we are happy to work with you to ensure your participation in the program is not impacted.

All absences from scheduled programming are documented and included in the Learner Evaluation Report provided to your program and PGME office.

Attendance and participation in the Canadian Medicine Primer is the beginning of your postgraduate training in Ontario. Accordingly, it is expected that you demonstrate professionalism as you would in a clinical postgraduate training environment.

To ensure access to all program content, presentations and summary sheets are provided to you on the LMS for review before or after the session.

Our program uses a blended approach to curricular delivery that includes:

  • Synchronous sessions
  • Simulation with formative feedback
  • Asynchronous sessions (if applicable)
  • Online modules
  • Weekly MCQs

To better understand how the program is delivered, please ensure you watch the video above. Additional information can be found on the main CMP page.

To help support learners as they transition into training, Touchstone Institute offers learners a mentor upon request. Confidential consultations with mentors during the program can range from simple discussions on practice in Ontario, to specific recommendations and supports that will assist learners in future training.

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After the Program

To demonstrate completion of the program, a report is provided to program directors and sponsoring agencies. The report comprises the following information:

  • Attendance
  • Simulated client performance indicators
  • Online module completion
  • MCQ scores
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