IMS Student Handbook
2023-2024 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.
In 2021 IMS launched its Strategic Plan: 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. I am inspired by the progress we have already made in reaching our goals, and looking forward to what we will accomplish next. 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, Department of Surgery
Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Senior Scientist, James & Mary Davie Chair in Lung Injury, Repair and Regeneration
Toronto General Hospital Research Institute, University Health Network
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The Student Handbook was last updated on September 14, 2023.