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 Medical Education Centre adjacent to 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, and the H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre, 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 research. There are ten areas of concentration in graduate studies in the Faculty of Medicine: Applied Health Services Research, Cancer and Development, Cardiovascular and Renal Sciences, Clinical Epidemiology, Community Health, Human Genetics, Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Neurosciences, Public Health, and Health Ethics

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 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).

Description of programs

  • Graduate diploma – The graduate diploma program involves courses only and can be completed in 1-2 years.
  • MSc (Med) – The MSc (Med) program involves courses and a thesis. It can be completed in two years of full-time study.
  • PhD – The PhD program involves courses, a comprehensive exam, and a thesis. It can be completed in four years of full-time study.

Contact a faculty supervisor

Graduate applicants interested in research-based programs are strongly encouraged to connect with 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 application to find a supervisor you may wish to work with.

The School of Graduate Studies offers advice on how to search for and contact potential supervisors. Need more help? Try attending one of our webinars and information sessions for prospective graduate students.

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

 Note: All figures are in Canadian dollars and subject to change. Fees are approved by the University’s Board of Regents. In the event of a discrepancy between the fees approved by the Board and those published on this website, the fees approved by the Board will prevail. Financial policies are enforced through the Department of Financial and Administrative Services. For the complete and official list of all fees and charges, visit www.mun.ca/finance/fees/.

Program Information
Degrees Offered:

Graduate diploma (Clinical Epidemiology, Community Health)

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

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

Campus:

St. John's

Application Deadline:

January 15 (Clinical Epidemiology graduate diploma, Community Health & Humanities diploma, MSc & PhD, Public Health (Population/Public Health)) for Fall admission

March 1 (Applied Health Services Research, Clinical Epidemiology MSc and PhD) for Fall admission

July 31 (Clinical Epidemiology for clinical residents in St. John's only) for Fall admission

No deadline for other Medicine programs

Funding:

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

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Tuition (NL students):

Graduate diploma: $420

MSc (Med): $635-$1,313/semester

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

PhD: $888/semester

Tuition (Other Canadian students):

Graduate diploma: $546

MSc (Med): $826-$1,707/semester

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

PhD: $1,154/semester

Tuition (International students):

Graduate diploma: $710

MSc (Med): $1,074-$2,218/semester

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

PhD: $1,499/semester

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