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Considering Applying to Graduate School?

Kim Connelly Team

Our superb graduate faculty ensures the highest quality graduate training experience for our students

IMS Webinar - Link to YouTubeOur faculty hold professorial appointments across the Faculty of Medicine in the Clinical, Basic Science, Rehabilitation Science, and Community Health sectors.  Their research covers a wide range of multidisciplinary research areas in biomedical science, clinical science, population health and health services, bioethics, health professions education and radiation oncology. Within each field, faculty study in such areas as Infection/Immunology, Neuroscience/Brain Health, Cardiovascular/Respiratory/Musculoskeletal, Cancer, Regenerative Medicine/Development, Endocrine/Gastroenterology.

Focus on translational research

The IMS is taking on a leading role in translational research training that links fundamental discovery with patient-based research (individual and population-based) and clinical applications, health promotion and disease prevention, with the intention of improving health outcomes for individuals and populations.

Work side-by-side with clinician-scientists and make a difference!


Woman with MicroscopeResearch intensive graduate degrees

Our graduates receive a MSc or PhD degree in Medical Science, with the thesis title, supervisor’s name, and courses taken on their official transcript. Our minimum course requirements are modest so that students can focus on an intensive research apprenticeship with world-class researchers.  Our doctoral stream degrees require completion of a thesis, which often forms the basis for peer-reviewed publications.

The focus on research affords students the opportunity to spend their time conceptualizing, performing, and writing up their research findings.

Competitive support for students

We offer student stipends to MSc and PhD students in good standing.

Our MSc and PhD students receive major external awards from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Council, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, and the Ontario Graduate Scholarship Program.  Many more receive student awards from other funding agencies such as the Kidney Foundation, Ontario Mental Health Foundation, National Cancer Institute of Canada, etc.

Find out more about our student funding packages.

A great student experience

LoMorshead-Labcated in the heart of metropolitan Toronto, the Institute of Medical Science give students the opportunity to work with world class researchers in a diverse and thriving city.

The IMS has over 500 current graduate students and one of the highest percentages of international students of any UofT graduate department.

The IMS Student Association (IMSSA) is very active.  The Council Members have tremendous input into the activities of the IMS, through their involvement on key IMS committees.  The students have regular social activities organized across disciplines, organized through the IMSSA.