MD/PhD

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Stacey Bastien
Administrative Assistant

MD/PhD Program

Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry
Robarts Research Institute, Suite 1240
London, Ontario, Canada

t. 519.661.2111, ext. 87908
f. 519.661.3797

Times to Completion

  • 21 terms (7 years)

Program Structure

Model 1 (for students with limited research experience)

  • 3 years of research
  • 4 years of undergraduate medical training

Model 2 (for students with research/training experience)

  • 2 years of undergraduate medical training
  • 3 years of research
  • last 2 years of undergraduate medical training

Admissions Requirements

A student wishing to get acceptance into the program needs to satisfy the admission requirements for both the MD program and the graduate program in their fields of study. The match-up of student with supervisor and project is tailored to each student. Preliminary explorations can be undertaken by candidates with prospective supervisors, and the MD/PhD committee can help to make the final decision. The recommendation for acceptance to the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies is the responsibility of that committee.

  • Students must meet all admissions criteria of both the MD and the PhD programs.
  • Qualified candidates are selected for interviews to get a sense of the general skills, pesonality and potential of the individual.
  • Students entering the MD/PhD program will have either an honours or masters degree.
  • Only Canadian citizens or those holding Canadian Permanent Resident status will be considered for admission.
  • Candidates will be required to have completed all requirements for their graduate degrees prior to registration in the program.
  • There is a separate application for the program aside from the application to OMSAS.

Along with the completed MD/PhD application, the following things are also required:
  • An official copy of the student's transcript
  • A curriculum vitae
  • Written statement from the applicant describing his/her interest and commitment to the program, his/her area of research accomplishments, and possible directions for study
  • Two confidential letters of reference emphasizing in particular, the student's aptitude for research (forms will be provided to assist the referees for their letters of reference - in PDF format)

Application Deadline(s)

December 1 - application deadline for MD/PhD program (**different from application to be submitted to OMSAS)