Current Students

The IMS has grown to become the largest graduate unit in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine, with over 600 faculty and 500 graduate students, and more than 90 graduate courses. The MSc and PhD programs are available in a wide range of basic sciences, clinical sciences, and population health research. Under the mentorship of a faculty member, a student receives specialized training and exposure to multidisciplinary research in medical science. Students conduct research in one of several fields including: Bioethics; Biomedical Science; Clinical Science; Health Professions Education; Population Health/Health Services; and Radiation Oncology.

The program emphasizes hands-on research, rather than coursework. The IMS is also the graduate unit of choice for MDs seeking training as clinician investigators, and graduates may seek positions as academics and health care professionals in universities, government, and industry. The IMS participates in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Clinician Investigator Program (CIP).

What You Need to Know

There are a lot of things you need to know as an IMS student. The following will guide you through the basics:

Info for New Students

How to Register

Info on Tuition & IMS Funding Policy

Info on Formal Exams

Pandemic Support for Graduate Students

Ontario’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve. Changes will likely occur as the province and its municipalities adjust to new data about the virus. In these circumstances, please be advised that the manner of delivery of courses, co-curricular opportunities, programs, and services is subject to change, in accordance with university policies. The University thanks its students, faculty, and staff for their flexibility during these challenging times as we work together to maintain the standards of excellence that are the hallmark of the University.

“My PhD at the IMS was a period of aggressive learning and intense personal growth. It was undoubtedly an enormous risk and an even larger reward. I encourage students to trust the process, envision a greater goal, and seek motivated mentors in their graduate studies. The supportive environment and funding opportunities offered to me by the IMS, under the direction of Dr. Mingyao Liu, were instrumental to my success and therefore was, in hindsight, the best place to choose.”
Brittany B. Campbell, PhD Alumna