The Institute of Medical Science (IMS) offers a wide range of stimulating, research-intensive Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy programs in basic sciences, clinical sciences, and population health research. Under the mentorship of one of our faculty members, you will receive specialized training and exposure to Toronto’s finest cutting-edge multidisciplinary research. Our graduates have been appointed to instrumental positions as academics and health care professionals in universities, government and industry.
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The IMS was established to foster education and scholarship in the Clinical Departments of the Faculty of Medicine. We specialize in translational research with a strong emphasis on bench-to-bedside clinical applications. We are a graduate unit of choice for MDs who seek training as a clinician investigator. Today the IMS is one of the largest graduate units at the University of Toronto, with over 600 faculty members and 500 students.
Degree candidates have the opportunity to conduct research in one of four training areas:
- Biomedical Science
- Clinical Science
- Health systems and services; and
- Population Health
Each stream offers a variety of multidisciplinary studies in fields such as cardiovascular sciences, neuroscience, bioethics, membrane biology, respiratory medicine, transplantation and psychosomatic medicine.
The MSc and PhD graduate programs are full-time, research intensive, on-campus programs. We offer a wide range of courses — from Neuroanatomy to Regenerative Medicine and Cardiovascular Science. Students also have access to the breadth of University of Toronto graduate courses outside of the Institute. Get to know what we do by exploring the Faculty Search Tool.
We also participate in numerous University of Toronto Graduate Collaborative Specializations,which provide great opportunities for students to develop multi-disciplinary research skills and collaborations.