Office of the Registrar
School of Graduate Studies (2009/2010)
26.25 Medicine
  • Professor and Dean
  • J. Rourke
  • Professor and Associate Dean
  • P. Moody-Corbett

There are eight program areas in the Faculty of Medicine: Applied Health Services Research, Cancer Research, Cardiovascular and Renal Science, Clinical Epidemiology, Community Health and Humanities, Human Genetics, Immunology and Infectious Diseases and Neurosciences. Each program area has a Co-ordinator who is responsible to communicate the interests of the program to the Faculty of Medicine Graduate Studies Committee and participate in the admission of graduate students into the graduate program in Medicine. Full descriptions of each of the programs is available at

The Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) (in all programs excluding Applied Health Services Research) is offered in the Faculty of Medicine by full-time and part-time study. The Faculty of Medicine also offers the opportunity for students registered in the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) program to obtain a Ph.D. in a combined and integrated M.D.-Ph.D. program.

26.25.1 Doctor of Philosophy Qualifications for Admission

The admission requirements for the Ph.D. are as given under the General Regulations governing Ph.D. degrees. Program of Study and Research
  1. The program of study for a Ph.D. Degree is the responsibility of the supervisory committee composed of a Supervisor and at least two other faculty members.

  2. It is the responsibility of the supervisory committee to meet regularly (at least annually) with the student and to provide guidance at all stages of the candidate's program. An annual report prepared by the Supervisor and signed by the student and all members of the committee is required to be submitted to the Assistant Dean of Research and Graduate Studies (Medicine).

  3. Graduate students are expected to participate in Faculty of Medicine seminars and journal clubs.

  4. Graduate students in the Ph.D. Degree normally take the comprehensive examination before the end of the seventh semester. The comprehensive examination consists of both a written and oral component and is in accordance with the General Regulations governing Ph.D. degrees. Courses

For a list of courses offered by the Faculty of Medicine refer to Courses offered for the Master of Science in Medicine.