IMS Student Handbook
2022-2023 Academic Year
Welcome to the Institute of Medical Science
On behalf of the Institute of Medical Science (IMS), I would like to extend a warm welcome to you, whether you are enrolling for the first time or continuing your program with us. IMS recently launched our Strategic Plan 2021-2026: Community, Connections and Impact. The plan highlights our vision, mission and top three priorities: improving student-driven graduate training, connecting our IMS community of scholars, and attracting and engaging diverse and talented students and faculty. Despite all the uncertainty and challenges the global pandemic has brought, I am excited about the future and goals we have set. I encourage all of you to read the Strategic Plan.
The IMS provides graduate training for students from a wide range of academic and professional backgrounds. Students with Health Care Professional and/or Arts and Science degrees engage in research on the common theme of "health and disease". You will graduate with a Master of Science (M.Sc.) or Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree from the University of Toronto, School of Graduate Studies - Division IV, Life Sciences. The Student Handbook provides an overview of information important for both students and supervisors.
I hope this year will be productive and enjoyable for you. I look forward to meeting each of you throughout the year at the IMS academic and social functions. Please feel free to arrange a meeting with me to discuss any issues you may have with regards to your graduate training at IMS. This can be arranged through Alicia Sam, IMS Executive Assistant. You may also reach me directly by e-mail.
Mingyao Liu MD, MSc
Director, Institute of Medical Science
Professor of Surgery, Medicine and Physiology
Temerty Faculty of Medicine
University of Toronto
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The Student Handbook was last updated on August 25, 2022.