Combine your specialized biochemistry studies with our flexible and integrated M.D/Ph.D. program.
Please see the Biochemistry Graduate Student Handbook for more information.
The MD/PhD program will be offered in an integrated format with specific blocks of time provided for activities either in full- or part-time studies in either program. There will be opportunity for flexibility in the arrangement of student curriculum, if requested and/or deemed appropriate, but that is at the discretion of the MD/PhD Program Committee.
MD program fulfillment (in the MD/PhD program): The new MD curriculum, electives and clerkship periods. Horizontal electives (optional in current MD program, not optional in the MD/PhD program) must be completed during graduate research block (3 years). A minimum of 80 hours in horizontal electives must be completed satisfactorily.
PhD program fulfillment (in the MD/PhD program): Time will be allowed for attendance at regular research group meetings while in the MD curriculum. Attendance at MD/PhD program group meetings (faculty and students) will be held a minimum of 3 times annually. In addition, students must complete the requirements noted below in the relevant graduate program.
Candidates must successfully complete the equivalent of three 700-level graduate half courses (credit for satisfactory completion of MD horizontal electives are provided within the graduate program such that only 3 courses are required).
In addition, students must complete the PhD program requirements as outlined in the relevant section of the Graduate Calendar, including the PhD Candidacy Examination and the submission and defence of a research thesis.