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Graduate Education

Judy with Masters of Clincial Science Students

Judith Belle Brown, PhD, Chair of the Master's of Clincial Science and PhD Programs in Family Medicine, with MClSc Students in the Western Centre for Public Health and Family Medicine building.

Masters of Clinical Science

The program of study leads to a Master of Clinical Science (MClSc) degree in Family Medicine. This degree attracts family physicians anticipating an academic career in a university setting, junior faculty wanting to improve academic skills, or practicing family physicians upgrading skills in order to teach or contribute to research in their own community setting. Physicians have also taken the program for mid-career rejuvenation.
The program is now offered primarily part-time in a predominantly distance learning format, over a 3-4 year period.

PhD in Family Medicine

The program of study will lead to a PhD in Family Medicine. This degree will attract family physicians anticipating a research career in family medicine.

Objectives of the PhD Program:

The main goal of the PhD is to produce family physicians who will be competitive family medicine researchers at the highest levels of grantsmenship internationally. The discipline of family medicine from a research perspective is at a critical juncture and in order to ensure the future of family medicine research PhD trained family physicians are fundamental.

For more information visit the Family Medicine & Dentistry website or contact:

Judith Belle Brown, PhD
Director of Graduate Studies
Liz McInnis
Program Coordinator