The University of British Columbia - Faculty of Medicine

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Experimental Medicine

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Program Information

School:The University of British Columbia - Faculty of Medicine
Faculty:Faculty of Medicine
Degree:Doctorate
Field of Study:Medical Scientist (MS, PhD)
Description:Experimental Medicine is the study of the pathogenesis and treatment of disease. Modern experimental medicine represents a rapidly growing body of knowledge involving the determination of diseases processes and the development of appropriate therapies. The Experimental Medicine Program is intended for individuals seeking a career in research. The Department of Medicine offers opportunities and facilities for advanced studies in Experimental medicine, leading toward the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees. Members of the Department direct research programs in a wide range of basic and clinically relevant areas. There are a variety of special interest areas of national and international stature. Specialties within the Experimental Medicine Program include: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Hematology, Infectious Diseases, Medical Immunology, Medical Oncology, Molecular Biology, Nephrology, Neurology and Respiratory Medicine.

The principal emphasis of this graduate program is training in research. Success at this level is traditionally measured by the preparation and defense of a thesis. Course work is required of all students, based on the background of the candidate and the degree program. The work of each Ph.D. candidate will be supervised by a candidate’s Committee consisting of not fewer than three members. These may include faculty members from a department other than that in which the candidate is writing the thesis.
URL:Experimental Medicine at The University of British Columbia - Faculty of Medicine
Cost per year:*
National: $4,996
Careers:Government Managers - Health and Social Policy Development and Program Administration

Admission Requirements

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
For admission to the PhD program in Experimental Medicine, the student must hold a M.Sc. degree in a discipline as described above. Students with first class standing during their undergraduate degree and demonstrated experience in research can be considered for direct entry to a PhD program. Such admission will be conditional upon obtaining first class standing in the graduate level courses taken at UBC during the first two years.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on June 04, 2019