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Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences (IMS)

Western University

Faculty:Faculty of Science
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Biomedical Sciences, General
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $8,000
National: $8,600
International: $45,000
Scholarships:1

Description:

The Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMSc) degrees are four-year undergraduate degrees offered jointly by the Faculty of Science and the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. You are registered as a Medical Sciences student in Years 1 and 2, and apply to the BMSc Program when you enter Year 3. In the BMSc program, you will study basic medical sciences and focus on all aspects of biology that define and influence the human condition. Emphasis is placed on understanding the normal human condition, mechanisms of current treatment and the search for cures.

If you’re looking for an interdisciplinary approach and a broader education in the basic medical sciences, you can study the Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences (IMS) as an alternative to discipline-specific modules. You’ll have the flexibility to access courses offered by all of the Basic Medical Science departments and you’ll gain a greater understanding of the interrelationship between the basic medical sciences in the investigation of a clinical disease.

You can complete this program as a Bachelor or an Honours Bachelor degree. Registration in the honours degree begins when you enter the BMSc program in 3rd year and begin the IMS module.

Prerequisites:

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English (ENG4U) 
  •  Grade12 Calculus and Vectors 
  •  Grade12 Chemistry 
  •  Grade12 Biology 
Recommended: Physics (SPH4U)



Please note that all course prerequisites pertain to an Ontario curriculum. For curricula in other parts of Canada or international countries, please refer to our Admissions Requirements website.
Test Scores:
  • Test of Written English (part of TOEFL) [min. 5]
Application Notes : View our English Language Proficiency Requirements for more information.

* 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.

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