Undergraduate Medical Education (MD Program)

The program leading to the Doctor of Medicine degree includes 147 weeks of instruction (72 weeks of which are devoted to clinical work) scheduled over four calendar years. 

Preclerkship is devoted to the teaching and learning of biomedical sciences, whereas Clerkship is devoted to clinical work. During medical studies, students should demonstrate the intelligence, the integrity, and the personal and emotional characteristics deemed necessary for competent physicians. Their behaviour must be consistent with an acceptable code of professional ethics, such as stated in the Faculty's Standards of Ethical and Professional Behaviour.

This program is offered in English and in French. 

Program Contact Information

Undergraduate Medical Education

451 Smyth Road, Room 2046
Ottawa, ON K1H 8M5

Tel.: 613-562-5800 ext. 8551
Toll free: 1-877-868-8292 ext. 8551
Email: medaca@uottawa.ca

Doctorate in Philosophy Biochemistry

The programs prepare candidates for a variety of careers in teaching and research both within and outside of academia.

Graduate students are actively involved in laboratory research, course work, and presentation of research seminars. Thus, they acquire autonomy in conducting research and in preparing publications.

The programs create a stimulating and challenging environment which will allow students to achieve excellence in research. Graduates of the programs must demonstrate research skills and credibility as professionals in their area of research.

The Department is a participating unit in the following collaborative programs: the Bioinformatics program (at the master’s level), the Human and Molecular Genetics program (at the master’s and doctoral levels), and the Pathology and Experimental Medicine program (at the master's and doctoral levels).

Program Contact Information

Graduate Studies Office, Faculty of Medicine

451 Smyth Road, Room 2016

Ottawa, ON, K1N 6N5

Tel.: 613-562-5215

Toll free: 1-877-868-8292 ext. 5215

Email: grad.med@uottawa.ca

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Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2018-2019 calendars for the previous requirements.

Undergraduate Medical Education (MD Program)

Compulsory courses at the 1000 level
Clinical Placement - Non Mandatory Elective - First Year
Community Week
Introduction Unit to the Profession
Foundations Unit
Unit I
Physician Skills Development (Part 1)
Compulsory courses at the 2000 level
Clinical Placement - Non Mandatory Elective - Second Year
Mandatory Clinical Week
Unit II
Unit III
Integration Unit
Physician Skills Development (Part 2)
Compulsory courses at the 3000 level
Link Period
Internal Medicine
Mandatory Selectives
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Family Medicine
Acute Care Medicine
Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)
Compulsory courses at the 4000 level
Back to Basics
Selective in Ambulatory Medicine
Eportfolio on Core Competencies (Part 1)
Eportfolio on Core Competencies (Part 2)
Eportfolio on Core Competencies (Part 3)
Eportfolio on Core Competencies (Part 4)

Doctorate in Philosophy Biochemistry

Students must meet the following requirements:

Compulsory Courses: 1
MED 8166Professionalism and Professional Skills
6 optional course units in biochemistry (BCH) at the 8000 level 26 Units
BCH 8366PhD Seminar 33 Units
Comprehensive Examination:
BCH 9998Comprehensive-Examination (PhD)
THD 9999Doctoral Thesis 4, 5


Minimum Requirements (Doctorate)

The passing grade in all courses is C+.

Students who fail 6 units, the thesis proposal, or the comprehensive exam or whose research progress is deemed unsatisfactory must withdraw from the program.