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Special Consideration

  1. All students entering the MD/PhD program will have either an honours or masters degree. A minimum of an honours degree or equivalent, will ensure that the student has had sufficient intensity of study, academic training and some research training. For students from areas of science, it will also provide the opportunity to evaluate research skills through the normal fourth year research project, and important component for assessing any candidate for most graduate programs. Applicants who have completed a masters's thesis will have had substantially more research training as part of their program.
  2. Only Canadian Citizens or those holding Canadian Permanent Resident status will be considered for admission.
  3. Candidates will be required to have completed all requirements for their graduate degrees prior to registration in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry MD/PhD Program.
  4. Once applicants have submitted their application to OMSAS, there is a separate application for the combined MD/PhD program (see above) that must be submitted by December 1 of the year.
  5. If the application is considered to be sufficiently strong by the MD/PhD Committee, the applicant will be interviewed late winter. Final acceptance into this program will not be granted until a research supervisor and a mentorship committee has been determined, and is conditional on acceptance from the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
  6. Once a suitable supervisor has been selected, students will apply to the appropriate graduate program through the regular process. For more information, on applying to grad studies, please visit the Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry page
  7. The student will be conditionally accepted into the MD/PhD program by April 15th.