Programs

Medicine

Why Medicine @ Memorial?

The Faculty of Medicine of Memorial University of Newfoundland, one of 17 Canadian medical schools, was established in 1967. The Faculty is housed within the Health Sciences Centre in St. John’s, a modern facility which also includes the adult and women’s hospital, the Janeway Children’s Hospital, the H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre, and the Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy, plus specialized units and support services. The graduate programs in the Faculty of Medicine are structured to create an academic environment conducive to research training excellence. The programs are designed to provide formal instruction as well as to promote informal exchange in areas of health and health research. There are nine areas of concentration in graduate studies in the Faculty of Medicine: Applied Health Services Research, Cancer Research, Cardiovascular and Renal Sciences, Clinical Epidemiology, Community Health, Human Genetics, Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Neuroscience, and Public Health. 

These programs are based upon focal areas of health research within the Faculty and are dependent upon a critical mass of actively engaged faculty researchers in these areas. Each area of concentration has a program coordinator chair or director, and includes a core of graduate courses appropriate to the area of health research and mechanisms for formal and informal exchange of research ideas (journal clubs, seminar series, visiting speakers program). In addition to course work and thesis requirements, the broad education of graduate students includes the opportunity to attend and participate in a number of special events and lectureships. Although these opportunities are not formally required by the program of study, students are strongly encouraged to attend and participate in these events.

Description of programs

  • Graduate diploma –The graduate diploma program involves courses only and can be completed in 1-2 years.
  • MPH – The MPH program has two streams: Nutrition/Dietetics and Population/Public Health. The Nutrition/Dietetics stream involves courses, a research project, and an internship, and can be completed in two years of full-time study. The Population/Public Health stream involves courses and a capstone research project or practicum and can be completed in one year of full-time study.
  • MSc (Med) – The MSc (Med) program involves courses and a thesis and can be completed in two years of full-time study.
  • PhD – The PhD program involves courses, a comprehensive exam, and a thesis, and can be completed in four years of full-time study.

Find a faculty supervisor

Graduate applicants interested in research-based programs are strongly encouraged to find a faculty supervisor at the time of application. Visit the Faculty of Medicine website for areas for a list of faculty members, their research interests, and contact information. You may also use the Yaffle search engine to find a supervisor you may wish to work with.

Minimum admission requirements

  • Graduate diploma – Bachelor's degree (minimum second class) in an appropriate area of study
  • MSc (Med) – Bachelor's degree (minimum second class) in an appropriate area of study
  • PhD – Master’s degree in an appropriate area of study

 

Important Note: The information provided on this website is subject to change. The University Calendar is the final authority on university fees and regulations.

 

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Graduate diploma

MSc (Med) (Applied Health Services Research, Cancer and Development, Cardiovascular and Renal Sciences, Clinical Epidemiology, Community Health, Human Genetics, Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Neurosciences)

MPH (Public Health)

MHE (Health Ethics)

PhD (Cancer and Development, Cardiovascular and Renal Sciences, Clinical Epidemiology, Community Health, Human Genetics, Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Neurosciences)

MD-PhD

Routes:

course, thesis

Duration:

Graduate diploma,MSc (Med): 1-2 years

PhD: 4 years

Application Deadline:

February 1 (Community Health and Public Health’s Nutrition/Dietetics stream) for Fall admission

February 1 (Health Ethics) for Fall admission

March 1 (Public Health’s Population/Public Health stream) for Fall admission

Various for Clinical Epidemiology

No deadline for other Medicine programs

Funding:

MSc (Med), MHE: $12,000
PhD: $12,000-$20,000

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Tuition (Canadian students):

Graduate diploma: $323

MSc (Med), MPH: $486-$1,010/semester

MSc (Med, Applied Health Services Research): $2,000

PhD: $683/semester

Tuition (International students):

Graduate diploma: $420

MSc (Med), MPH: $632-$1,312/semester

MSc (Med, Applied Health Services Research): $2,000

PhD: $887/semester

Note: The MPH program also charges a special fee of $1,460.

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