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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.

We also offer two Professional Masters Programs – the Masters of Health Science in Translational Researchand the Master of Science in Biomedical Communications.

With over 600 faculty and 550 students 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.

Link to Faculty Search ToolDegree candidates have the opportunity to conduct research in one of four training areas:
(1) Bio-medical science;
(2) Clinical science;
(3) Health systems and services; and
(4) 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 new Faculty Search Tool.

We also participate in numerous University of Toronto Graduate Collaborative Programs, which provide great opportunities for students to develop multi-disciplinary research skills and collaborations.

Here’s how our students are making an impact on improving human health.