Programs

Schulich Medicine & Dentistry provides a unique learning experience including access to state-of-the-art research facilities and mentorship by internationally recognized leaders in clinical and basic medical science research. We have 18 graduate programs, from thesis based to interdisciplinary, and we offer degrees such as MSc, PhD, and MClD.

Anatomy and Cell Biology

The Anatomy & Cell Biology Program offers a modern collaborative training experience catering to the needs of the individual student pursuing an MSc or PhD degree. Our dedicated, award-winning mentors and state-of-the-art facilities provide a rich training environment in which students can immerse themselves in one or more academic disciplines, including cell biology, neurobiology, anatomical sciences, and/ or education scholarship.

The Biological Research field is a research-intensive, thesis-based program designed to prepare students for a career as a research scientist in academia or industry. Our Clinical Anatomy field offers a unique training experience consisting of course work, research, and hands-on teaching experience; and is intended to prepare the next generation of medical educators and scholars.

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anatomy@uwo.ca
Graduate Program Assistant

Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology

Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry
Medical Sciences, Rm. 443
London, Ontario, Canada

t. 519.661.2111, ext. 81524
f. 519.850.2906

Program Details

Curriculum Options

  • Full-time study
  • Course-based, project-based

Funding Details

Applicants (domestic and international) are encouraged to apply for the following scholarships:

Test Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must furnish evidence of their proficiency in the use of the English language:

Application Deadline(s)

  • February 1 - Fall Term
  • June 1 (pending spots remaining) - Fall Term
  • March 1 - *Summer Term
  • October 15 - *Winter Term

*Positions are not always available for summer/winter terms. Acceptance notifications for the fall term begin in March and continue until July 31st.

Students are not required to have a supervisor identified to apply to the MSc or PhD programs; if a student’s application is approved by the Anatomy & Cell Biology Graduate Affairs Committee, matching with a supervisor will be the next step and is required for final acceptance. However, we strongly encourage students to directly contact faculty members as potential supervisors to learn more about their research and identify a potential fit.

Fields of Research

  • Cell Biology
  • Clinical Anatomy
  • Neurobiology
  • Education Scholarship

Education Scholarship

Anatomy & Cell Biology offers a competitive stipend for all students enrolled in the graduate program. Please see their program page for more information about funding levels.

Biochemistry

The Department of Biochemistry offers MSc and PhD<, graduate degrees. PhD and MSc degrees require completion of a research-intensive thesis, course work, and participation in a seminar program.

Research programs are categorized into six major areas: genome dynamics, epigenetics & gene expression; human genetics & clinical biochemistry; macromolecular structure & dynamics; signal transduction & intracellular communication; proteomics; bioinformatics. State-of-the-art facilities are available in the areas of protein structure, genetics and proteomics and cellular signal transduction.

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Program Contact

Megan Lukovitch
Graduate Program Administrator

Department of Biochemistry

Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry
Medical Sciences, Rm. 342
London, Ontario, Canada

t.  519.661.2111, ext. 86850

Program Details

Curriculum Options

  • Full-time study
  • Thesis-based

Funding Details

Applicants (domestic and international) are encouraged to apply for the following scholarships:

Test Requirements

Graduate Record Examination Scores (GRE) - For international applicants only.

  • Institution Code for Western: 0984
  • Department Code: 0202 (Biochemistry)

A score in one of the following subjects is required: Biochemistry, Cell & Molecular Biology; Biology; Chemistry. A minimum score is not set; scores will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Applicants whose first language is not English must furnish evidence of their proficiency in the use of the English language:

Application Deadline(s)

  • February 1 - Fall or Summer Term
  • June 1 (pending spots remaining) - Fall Term
  • October 15 - Winter Term

Acceptance notifications begin as soon as your application is completed and reviewed.

Fields of Research

  • Bioinformatics
  • Genome Dynamics, Epigenetics, and Gene Expression
  • Human Genetics and Clinical Biochemistry
  • Macromolecular Structure and Dynamics
  • Proteomics
  • Signal Transduction and Intercellular Communication

Biomedical Engineering (Interdisciplinary)

Biomedical Engineering is a program that promotes the cooperative involvement of clinical and basic researchers in allied disciplines such as biomaterials, biomechanics and imaging. This program encourages multidisciplinary links between the faculties of Engineering, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, Health Sciences, Robarts Research Institute and London Health Research Institute, and Western’s teaching hospitals.

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Program Contact

Christine Ellwood
christine.ellwood@uwo.ca

School of Biomedical Engineering

Western University
Amit Chakma Engineering Building, 2405E
London, Ontario, Canada

t. 519.661.4288

Application Process

All applications for biomedical engineering are completed online. Once an online application is complete, please forward

Domestic Deadline:

  • March 1: May 1 start
  • July 1: September 1 start
  • Nov 1: January 1 start

International Deadline:

  • November 1: May 1 start
  • March 1: September 1 start
  • July 1: January 1 start

Areas of Research

  • Biomaterials
  • Biomechanics
  • Imaging
  • Mechatronics

Developmental Biology (Collaborative)

A collaborative program with Faculty of Science, our primary objective is to train professional developmental biologists who will make significant contributions to the field. Students are enrolled in one of the affiliated graduate programs in Science or Schulich Medicine & Dentistry and take joint courses/seminars in developmental biology.

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Program Contact

Karen Burrell
Administrative Assistant

Dr. Katherine Willmore
Program Director

Department of Developmental Biology

Children's Health Research Institute,
800 Commissioners Road East
London, Ontario, Canada

t. 519.685.8500, ext. 55455
f. 519.685.8186

Program Details

Admissions Requirements

1. The student must be accepted into the graduate program of one of the program's host departments:

2. Be working with a supervisor that is a member of the program.

3. Submit a letter of interest, with an attached CV and official transcripts, to the Director of the Collaborative Program outlining your interest in the Collaborative program and your interest in Developmental Biology.  At this stage, we are really looking for a demonstrated interest in the discipline such as a course or research experience that has sparked your interest.  Applications to the Developmental Biology program can be done at any time after acceptance into the home department graduate program and approval by the supervisor.

Please send all applications to the following address:
Dr. Dean Betts, Director
c/o Karen Burrell, Administrative Assistant
CHRI, LHSC-VH A5-107
800 Commissioners Road East
London, ON   N6C 2V5
Karen.Burrell@lhsc.on.ca

Epidemiology & Biostatistics

We offer MSc and PhD degrees in Epidemiology & Biostatistics. Students in all programs are exposed to a full breadth of policy-relevant methodologies from the fields of epidemiology, biostatistics, health services research, health economics, clinical trials, and program evaluation

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Program Contact

Sarah Guerrero
Academic Programs Coordinator
epibio@schulich.uwo.ca

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry
Kresge Building, Rm. 201
London, Ontario Canada

t. 519.661.2111, ext. 86263

Program Details

Curriculum Options

  • Full-time or part-time study
  • Thesis-based

Funding Details

Test Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must furnish evidence of their proficiency in the use of the English language:

Application Deadline(s)

  • Application opens: October 15

  • Application deadline: January 15


Fields of Research

  • Biostatistics
  • Epidemiology

Family Medicine

The Family Medicine Program has attracted family physicians from Canada and around the world who wish to enhance their knowledge, skills and leadership within the discipline of Family Medicine. This program combines two weeks on-site once yearly with distance education online. The course of study is designed to fit the needs of the individual applicant and utilizes the broad range of academic and research expertise of the faculty.

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Program Contact

Liz McInnis
Program Coordinator

Department of Family Medicine

Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry
Centre for Public Health and Family Medicine
London, Ontario, Canada

t. 519.661.2111, ext. 80119
f. 519.661.3878

Curriculum Options

  • Full-time or part-time study
  • Thesis-based or course/project based

Funding Details

Applicants (domestic and international) are encouraged to apply for the following scholarships:

  • Dr. George Lachapelle Scholarship in Family Medicine
  • Martin J. Bass-PSI Foundation OSOTF awards

Test Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must furnish evidence of their proficiency in the use of the English language:

Global Health Systems (1 year MMASc)

The Master of Management of Applied Sciences (MMASc) Program in Global Health Systems (GHS) is a 12-month, comprehensive professional degree program that provides students with organizational, leadership, and communication skills, enabling them to build successful careers in a growing and dynamic field of program management with a focus on global health. Our MMASc program in GHS offers a unique opportunity for students to take core courses in communication and management (e.g. Organizational Behaviour, Fundamentals of Managerial Finance, Professional Communication), as well as several specialty courses in Global Health Systems (e.g. Infectious diseases in marginalized populations, Epidemiology of disease, Global Mental Health) . Advocates for a healthier future, graduates will be well positioned to assume or fast track toward leadership positions in major government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and the healthcare system both locally and internationally.

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Program Contact

Nassisse Solomon

Program Coordinator

e-mail: ghs@uwo.ca

 

Global Health Systems (MMASc)

Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Rm 3014, Dentistry Building, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

t. 519.646.6111, ext. 83180

Program Details

Times to Completion

  • 3 Terms (1 year)

Curriculum Options

  • Full-time
  • Professional Masters

Funding Details

Admission Requirements

  • Completion of an Honours undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related field, from an accredited University or Institution
  • 70% minimum average over the last 2 years of study
  • Resume & Personal Statement
  • 2 Reference letters

Additional Requirements

  • In the personal Statuement, students must address three points; describe your short-term (one year out) and long-term (five to ten years out) career goals; why is the MMASc a critical next step towards you acheiveing your professional objectives; providing reference to specific aspects of the program that will contribute to your success.

Test Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must furnish evidence of their proficiency in the use of the English language:

Application Deadline(s)

  • April 1 - International applicants
  • July 1 - Domestic applicants

Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences (1 year MSc)

The MSc in Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences program offers a one-year course-based graduate training experience. This program prepares students with a comprehensive and multi-faceted approach to medical sciences through integration of various fields of study.

The program is structured in a series of learning blocks, rather than traditional courses, which will allow students to become immersed in one content area at a time. Students will receive training and mentorship from faculty with diverse expertise in a wide range of medical sciences.

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Program Contact

Jennifer Franco

Program Coordinator

e-mail: IMSgrad@uwo.ca

Program Details

Curriculum Options

  • Full-time
  • Course-based

Admission Requirements

  • An undergraduate degree or equivalent in life sciences, biomedical sciences, health sciences or a science discipline
  • A strong academic history with a minimum B+ (78%) or equivalent average achieved during the two most recent years of academic study (some consideration will be given to equivalent work experience on a case-by-case basis)
  • Online application
  • Unofficial post-secondary institution(s) transcripts. One copy of official/certified transcripts will be required if applicants receives an admission offer
  • Professional resumé (two pages maximum)
  • A strong level of English proficiency.
    Admission to the IMS MSc Program is highly competitive and possessing the minimum requirements does not ensure an offer of admission

Fields of Research

This program will integrate various fields of study, including:
  • anatomy and cell biology
  • biochemistry
  • epidemiology and biostatistics
  • medical biophysics
  • microbiology and immunology
  • pathology and laboratory medicine
  • physiology and pharmacology

Application Deadline(s)

  • February 15 (applying by January 10, 2021 is recommended, as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis from this date)

Master of Public Health (1 year MPH)

The Master of Public Health (MPH) Program is looking for tomorrow's aspiring leaders and change agents who want to shape public health. In this intensive 12-month program, students will be given the skills they need to take their careers to the next level and see their goals realized.

The MPH Program will place you at the intersection of leadership, policy and sustainability as you address the determinants of health in Canada and beyond. The MPH Program is a 12-month, full-time program employing case-based and team-based learning. With real public health issues as the foundation of your learning, you will be immersed in some of the most significant and complex public health crises that our country and planet have experienced. Students will learn about public health in a team-based setting where they practice decision-making skills under pressure.

A 12-week practicum, a field trip to a public health conference and the unique opportunity to network with public health experts will further enhance your in-class, small group and independent learning. The MPH Program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

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MD/PhD

The MD/ PhD Program aims to select a few exceptional students with a passion for research to combine this with undergraduate medical training, preparing them to become future leaders in medical research and patient care. The MD/ PhD Program fosters training with a leading scientist and the integration of laboratory work and medical school, and as well compresses the time to obtain both degrees to just seven years. Students accepted into the MD/ PhD Program carry out their doctoral research in one of the graduate programs in Schulich Medicine & Dentistry.

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Program Contact

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

Program Details

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)

Medical Biophysics

This graduate program is internationally known for multidisciplinary research in the fields of medical imaging; medical physics and radiobiology in cancer treatment and research; microcirculation and cellular biophysics; orthopedic biomechanics and biomaterials; and hemodynamics and cardiovascular biomechanics. Our motto is "learning through research" and we accept students from a wide range of backgrounds including physics, biology, computer science and engineering.

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Program Contact

askmbp@schulich.uwo.ca

Department of Medical Biophysics

Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry
Medical Sciences Building, Rm. M407
London, Ontario, Canada

t.  519.661.2111, ext. 88030

Program Details

Academic Load

Full-time

Curriculum Options

Thesis based

Fields of Research

• Medical Imaging
• Medical Physics and Cancer
• Microcirculation and Cellular Biophysics
• Orthopedic Biomechanics and Biomaterials

Microbiology & Immunology

The graduate program in Microbiology and Immunology offers research-intensive, thesis-based graduate training at the Masters and Doctoral levels. We possess world class facilities and a motivating training environment, with high profile research programs overseen by internationally distinguished faculty members.

The Graduate Program of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology revolves around two major fields of scientific endeavor: i) The molecular and cellular biology of microorganisms, and ii) The molecular and cellular biology of the immune system. These fields involve studies on bacteria, viruses, parasites, cancer cells, and immune cells with an emphasis on molecular biology, biochemistry, and pathogenesis.

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Program Contact

Umera Ali
Graduate Program Assistant

Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry
Dental Sciences Building, Rm. 3014
London, Ontario, Canada

t. 519.661.2111, ext. 83427
f. 519.661.3499

Program Details

Curriculum Options

  • Full-time study
  • Thesis-based
  • Course-based Clinical MSc

Funding Details

Applicants (domestic and international) are encouraged to apply for the following scholarships:

Test Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must furnish evidence of their proficiency in the use of the English language:

Fields of Research

  • Cellular and Molecular Biology of Microorganisms
  • Cellular and molecular Biology of the Immune System

Molecular Imaging (Collaborative)

Molecular imaging is a new and rapidly emerging biomedical research discipline that involves the non-invasive detection of changes in the expression of genes, molecules and cells in vivo over time. It may be defined as the visual representation, characterization and quantification of biological processes at the cellular and molecular levels within intact living organisms.

Students enrolled in the graduate programs of the Departments of Medical Biophysics, Anatomy & Cell Biology, Pathology, Biochemistry, or Chemistry (Faculty of Science) are eligible to apply. As part of the Molecular Imaging program, students will take courses in medical and molecular imaging and attend monthly journal club meetings.

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Program Contact

Dr. Paula Foster

Director of Molecular Imaging Program

e. pfoster@robarts.ca

t. 519.646.6100

Program Details

Admissions Requirements

  • Must be accepted into the graduate program of one of the host departments: Anatomy and Cell biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Medical Biophysics, Microbiology and Immunology and Pathology & Laboratory Medicine .
  • Working in a lab of a supervisor who is a member of the program.
  • Submit an application form outlining the applicant's research project and the supervisor's experience.

Applications will be evaluated by a committee with respect to the quality of the trainee, appropriateness and quality of the supervisor, quality of the research project, and the project's relevance to molecular imaging. It is recommended that the application is done prior to the initial meeting of the student's advisory committee.

Please submit the application via e-mail to Dr. Paula Foster at pfoster@robarts.ca for evaluation and you will be contacted regarding your admission into this collaborative program.


Students of the molecular imaging program are required to complete the following courses and participate in a variety of activities:

  • MBP 9518B: Molecular Imaging - a one term course to be taken in the first year of the program.
  • Presentation of research at the annual London Imaging Discovery Symposium.
  • Participation in the monthly journal club meetings of the program.
  • Attendance at and participating in the Molecular Imaging Seminar Series.

Application Deadline(s)

Applications can be submitted at any time after acceptance into the home department graduate program and approval by the supervisor.

Neuroscience (Interdisciplinary)

Schulich Medicine & Dentistry offers students the opportunity to pursue graduate studies in the interdisciplinary field of Neuroscience.  The Program is designed for students with a variety of interests and backgrounds. These can include such areas as computer science, mathematics, engineering, chemistry and physics as well as the more traditional areas of anatomy, pharmacology, psychology, physiology, zoology, neurology, ophthalmology and physical therapy.

The Neuroscience graduate program provides a strong foundation in Neuroscience and help students to develop skills and competencies necessary for a career in variety of fields, including academia and industry.

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Program Contact

Susan Simpson

neuroscience@uwo.ca

Graduate Studies in Neuroscience

Western University
Robarts Research Institute, RRI 3203
1151 Richmond Street North
London, Ontario, Canada

t. 519.661.4039

Program Details

Academic Load

Full-time

Curriculum Options

Thesis based

Test Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must furnish evidence of their proficiency in the use of the English language (only one test is required):

Application Deadlines:

We encourage students to submit their application by June 30, 2021

One Health

One Health is an integrated effort across multiple disciplines and sectors, working locally, nationally and globally to attain optimal health for humans, animals and the environment. One Health recognizes that the health of humans, animals and the environment are inextricably linked as ‘one’. Students entering our program may come from a variety of different backgrounds including four year honors undergraduate programs in health or medical sciences or the social sciences, graduate programs in public health or medical/health sciences, professional degrees in dentistry, medicine or other health profession There are no set degree or course prerequisites for One Health research at the graduate level although entering students are encouraged to have taken courses in biological and medical sciences. The normal timeframe for the MSc program with One Health research will be 6 terms, and 12 terms for the PhD program (students also have the option of studying on a part-time basis). Both MSc and PhD programs involve required courses as well as a graduate thesis. In addition, students will have the opportunity to enrich their training through seminars and workshops offered by Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, in collaboration with other departments and faculties across Western University.

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Tracey Koning
Graduate Program Coordinator

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Dental Sciences Building Rm 4044
London, Ontario N6A 5C1

t. 519.661.2111, ext. 81549
f. 519.661.3370

Program Details

Curriculum Options

  • Full-time or part-time study
  • Thesis-based

Applicants (domestic and international) are encouraged to apply for the following scholarships:

Test Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must furnish evidence of their proficiency in the use of the English language by a satisfactory achievement within the last two years in one of the following:

    • The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The minimum acceptable score is 90, with a minimum of 23 in the speaking portion and with no individual score below 20 for the internet based version. [Western's TOEFL ID is 0984].

    • The Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) of the University of Michigan. Students must have at least 80 on each of the sections and an overall score of at least 85. Arrangements to write MELAB may be made online.

Students who are required to present evidence of proficiency in English must make their own arrangements to write the TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB or CAEL and to have the official results sent directly to the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies by the testing agency. Those graduates from CultureWorks or Fanshawe College’s ESL Program must provide official proof of graduation.

Application Deadline(s)

  • February 1 - Fall Term (first round of offers deadline)
  • June 1 - Fall Term (second round of offers deadline)
  • November 1 - Winter Term

 

Students are not required to have a supervisor identified to apply; if a student is accepted into the program, matching with a supervisor will be the next step. However, we strongly encourage students to get in touch with faculty members as potential supervisors to learn more about their research and identify a potential fit.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

The program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is designed to provide candidates with a comprehensive background for the practice of oral and maxillofacial surgery as a specialty, as well as to prepare them for examinations by the Royal College of Dentists in Canada.

The program includes extensive training in surgical correction of dentofacial deformities, maxillofacial trauma, maxillofacial pathology, maxillofacial reconstructive surgery, dentoalveolar surgery, implant surgery and ambulatory anesthesia. The program is six years in duration and is a combined MD/MSc degree program.

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Graduate Program Assistant

Admissions-Residency Programs

Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry
Dental Sciences Building, Room 1003
London, Ontario N6A 5C1

t. 519.685.8500, ext. 32110
f. 519.661.3875

Times to Completion

18 terms (6 years)

Admissions Requirements

  • Graduate of a CDAC Accredited Dental School (In Canada or the U.S.)
  • Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Eligible for licensure in dentistry in the province of Ontario
  • NDEB certification

Application Process

Applicants are required to submit a completed application package, which includes the following:

  • Completed application form
  • University transcripts (Dental school only)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three letters of reference
  • Personal statement/letter of intention (150 words or less)
  • Application fee of $75 by certified cheque payable to the University of Western Ontario
  1. The Candidates will be selected for interviews on the basis of:
    • GPA of 3.75 or above, or standing in top 10% of dental school class
    • Evaluation of references.
    • Evaluation of personal letter of intent (150 words or less).
    • Evaluation of CV
  2. Notification of interviews for Residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery will be held the last two weeks of October and the first two weeks of November. Both the applicants and programs will notify the match system of their sequence of choices by November 22. The Applicants will be notified by the programs on November 26 and require a commitment, in writing to accept or refuse the offer within 72 hours.
  3. Acceptance of a candidate will include acceptance into the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Program, Medical School (starting in the second year of the OMFS program) and acceptance into Graduate Studies.  Acceptance into the residency, Medical School and Graduate Studies are not separate processes.
  4. The successful candidate will be required to begin an orientation program beginning the second last week of June.

Application Deadline(s)

August 31

Orthodontics

The purpose of the program in Orthodontics is to provide the academic background and clinical experience appropriate to the specialty of Orthodontics. The program is fully accredited by the Council on Education of the Canadian Dental Association, and meets the specialty certification requirement of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario and the eligibility requirement of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada.

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Program Contact

Jacqueline Geneau
Graduate Affairs Assistant

Graduate Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics Program

Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
1013 Dental Sciences Building
London, Ontario N6A 5C1

t. 519.661.2111, ext. 86114
f. 519.661.2075

Academic Load

Full-time

Curriculum Options

Course based

Times to Completion

Expected: 9 terms (3 years)

Admissions Requirements

  • Completion of DDS degree or equivalent
  • Graduation with at least a B standing
  • Preference given to candidates with at least 2 years in general practice and a license to practice in Canada
  • Graduate students are expected to maintain a B standing throughout their course of study

Test Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must furnish evidence of their proficiency in the use of the English language:

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

  • Required for applicants that graduated from a school outside of Canada/United States, Ireland or Australia
  • Western GRE ID=0984

**For applicants who have graduated from a school outside of Canada or the United States, it is mandatory that you complete a two year qualifying program from an accredited school in Canada and then Part I and Part II of the Canadian National Dental Board exam.
Please refer to the Internationally Trained Dentist program at Schulich Dentistry. Preference is given to applicants trained in Canadian and American Dental Schools

Application Deadlines

Domestic Students
  • September 15
International Students

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Pathology is the scientific study of disease processes. Pathology applies basic research techniques in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, and molecular biology to the study of mechanisms of cell and tissue injury and the pathogenesis of disease. Graduate training leading to MSc and PhD degrees in pathology is available to students interested in disease processes. Applicants to our graduate program must have obtained a four-year undergraduate degree in Sciences. Although there are no set course prerequisites for entry into the program, courses in anatomy, biochemistry, histology and/or molecular biology are strongly recommended.

The normal timeframe for the MSc program in Pathology will be 6 terms, and 12 terms for the PhD program (students also have the option of studying on a part-time basis). Both MSc and PhD programs involve required courses as well as a graduate thesis.

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Program Contact

Tracey Koning
Graduate Program Coordinator

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Dental Sciences Building Rm 4044
London, Ontario N6A 5C1

t. 519.661.2111, ext. 81549
f. 519.661.3370

Program Details

Curriculum Options

  • Full-time or part-time study
  • Thesis-based

Funding Details

Applicants (domestic and international) are encouraged to apply for the following scholarships:

Test Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must furnish evidence of their proficiency in the use of the English language by a satisfactory achievement within the last two years in one of the following:

    • The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) The minimum acceptable score is 90, with a minimum of 23 in the speaking portion and with no individual score below 20 for the internet based version. [Western's TOEFL ID is 0984].

    • The Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) of the University of Michigan. Students must have at least 80 on each of the sections and an overall score of at least 85. Arrangements to write MELAB may be made online.

Students who are required to present evidence of proficiency in English must make their own arrangements to write the TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB or CAEL and to have the official results sent directly to the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies by the testing agency. Those graduates from CultureWorks or Fanshawe College’s ESL Program must provide official proof of graduation.

Application Deadline(s)

  • February 1 - Fall Term (first round of offers deadline)
  • June 1 - Fall Term (second round of offers deadline)
  • November 1 - Winter Term

Applications are accepted throughtout the year. However, interested students should try to meet the deadlines above in order to be accepted for the intended term.

Fields of Research

  • Molecular Pathology and Transplant Pathology
  • Neuropathology
  • Oncology & Environmental Pathology

Pathologists' Assistant

The Pathologists’ Assistant program in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine offers students the opportunity to train in the highly specialized field of anatomical pathology. This two-year, full-time program begins in September of each year. The first year is comprised of various courses.

The second year of the program is composed of rotations through the hospital experience in autopsy and surgical pathology, research project and completing a two month community elective.

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Tracey Koning
Graduate Program Coordinator

Department of Pathology  and Laboratory Medicine

Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry
Dental Sciences Rm 4044
London, Ontario N6A 5C1

t. 519.661.2111, ext. 81549
f. 519.661.3370

Program Details

Times to Completion

  • 6 Terms (2 years) - Full-time

Curriculum Options

  • Full-time study
  • Course-based
  • Practicum based

Funding Details

Admission Requirements

  • 4-year Bachelor's degree (science background preferred); M.D., D.D.S., or M.B.B.S. degree from an accredited university.
  • Year 3 & 4 combined entrance average of 80% or greater.

Additional Requirements

  • Applicants may be invited for an interview and tour of our facilities.

Test Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must furnish evidence of their proficiency in the use of the English language by a satisfactory achievement within the last two years in one of the following:

    • The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The minimum acceptable score is 90, with a minimum of 23 in the speaking portion and with no individual score below 20 for the internet based version. [Western's TOEFL ID is 0984].

    • The Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) of the University of Michigan. Students must have at least 80 on each of the sections and an overall score of at least 85. Arrangements to write MELAB may be made online.

Students who are required to present evidence of proficiency in English must make their own arrangements to write the TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB or CAEL and to have the official results sent directly to the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies by the testing agency. Those graduates from CultureWorks or Fanshawe College’s ESL Program must provide official proof of graduation.

Application Deadline(s)

April 1

Physiology and Pharmacology

The goals of this graduate program are to train students in Physiology and Pharmacology. Graduates of the Master's program will be capable of active participation in a research program, and of teaching the disciplines as well as applying physiological, pharmacological and/or toxicological principles in industrial and professional contexts.

Graduation from the Doctoral program is an essential step towards a career as an independent researcher in academia, and to obtain higher level professional positions in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, as well as government agencies and research-funding organizations.

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Susan McMillan
Graduate Administrator

Department of Physiology and Pharmacology

Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry
Medical Sciences Rm 216
London, Ontario N6A 5C1

t. 519.661.2111, ext. 84224
f. 519.661.3827

Program Details

Curriculum Options

  • Full-time study
  • Thesis-based

Funding Details

Applicants (domestic and international) are encouraged to apply for the following scholarships:

Test Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must furnish evidence of their proficiency in the use of the English language:

Application Deadline(s)

  • February 1 - Fall Term
  • July 31 (pending spots remaining) - Fall Term
  • March 1 - Summer Term
  • November 1 - Winter Term

Fields of Research

  • Cardiovascular Sciences
  • Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology
  • Clinical and Basic Pharmacology
  • Neurosciences
  • Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology

MSc in Surgery

The Department of Surgery has a large, well-established, and highly-regarded post-graduate surgical education training program that includes seven individual subspecialty programs. The MSc in Surgery has been designed to afford trainees an intensive research experience which will lead graduates to successful careers as clinician researchers at Academic Health Sciences Centers.

All students will conduct novel research resulting in the completing of an MSc thesis which must be successfully defended by the student to accomplish the degree requirements.

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Janice Sutherland
Research and Graduate Program Coordinator

Department of Surgery

St. Joseph's Health Care London
268 Grosvenor St. Rm E3-113
London, Ontario N6A 4V2

t. 519.646.6100, ext. 64304
f. 519.646.6347

Program Details

Times to Completion

  • 3 Terms (1 year)

Curriculum Options

  • Full-time or part-time study
  • Thesis-based

Funding Details

Applicants (domestic and international) are encouraged to apply for the following scholarships:

Admission Requirements

  • An undergraduate degree with a minimum average of 78% over the last two years of an Honours Program (completed prior to enrolment in an MD program).
  • Successfully completed the MD degree or equivalent.
  • Completed a minimum of two years of a surgical residency program (students may apply at any point in residency or fellowship training thereafter).
  • Demonstrated an aptitude for and interest in surgical research.

Additional Requirements

  • Research Proposal for the student’s surgical subspecialty area and the identification of a supervisor for the research.

Test Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must furnish evidence of their proficiency in the use of the English language:

Application Deadline(s)

  • April 15 - Fall Term
  • January 15 - Summer Term

Acceptance notification 1-2 months after application deadline.