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 Biology

Ottawa-Carleton Joint Program

Established in 1984, the Ottawa-Carleton Institute of Biology (OCIB) combines the research strengths of the University of Ottawa and Carleton University. The Institute offers graduate programs leading to the master’s (MSc) and doctoral (PhD) degrees in Biology.

Research facilities are shared between the two campuses. Students have access to the professors, courses and facilities at both universities.

The Institute is a participating unit in the collaborative program in Chemical and Environmental Toxicology (at the master’s and doctoral levels).

Program Contact Information

Graduate Studies Office, Faculty of Science

30 Marie-Curie street, Gendron Hall, Room 181

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

K1N 6N5

Tel.: 613-562-5800 x 3145

Email: gradsci@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 Biology

The Department may require students to take additional courses depending on their backgrounds.

Students must meet the following requirements:

Compulsory Courses:
6 optional course units in biology (BIO) at the graduate level 16 Units
Comprehensive Examination:
BIO 9998Comprehensive Examination 2
BIO 8900PhD Seminar 3
THD 9999Doctoral Thesis 4, 5


Minimum Requirements (Doctorate)

The passing grade in all courses is B.

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