The IMS has grown to become the largest graduate unit in the Faculty of Medicine, with over 600 faculty and 500 graduate students, three professional MHSc programs 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: