McGill University - Faculty of Medicine

Faculty of Medicine
6th Floor, McIntyre Medical Sciences Building, 3655 Promenade Sir William Osler
Montréal, QC
Canada H3G 1Y6

Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy

Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine
Degree: Doctorate
Field of Study: Medicine (MD)
Description Students interested in a research career in academic medicine may wish to apply for admission to the joint M.D.,C.M. and Ph.D. (MD-PhD) program. This is a seven year program in which the basic and clinical sciences portion of the medical curriculum are completed from September of year one to December 31 of year two, prior to the beginning of full-time graduate studies. The latter are expected to last three, but no more than four years by which time all course work and the research requirements for the Ph.D. degree must have been completed and a thesis submitted. The defence of the thesis will ordinarily take place at a later date. From January of year five to May of year seven students will complete the requirements for the M.D.,C.M. degree. Throughout the seven years, students in the MD-PhD Program meet weekly during the academic year to discuss their research, attend research seminars from clinician-scientists from within as well as outside the McGill scientific community, and network with other students in the Program.
Website: Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy at McGill University - Faculty of Medicine
Length: 7 Year(s)
Cost per year:
Test Scores:
  • Medical College Admission Test [min. 30]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests
An autobiographical letter.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: July 13, 2012