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

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 Cellular and Molecular Medicine Specialization in Human and Molecular Genetics

The programs prepare candidates for a variety of careers in teaching and research both within and outside of academia. During training, the student will develop a critical approach to published work and to his own work. Graduates acquire an excellent knowledge of their chosen field and a general understanding of the areas related to their own particular research project. They must demonstrate research skills and credibility as professionals in their area of research.

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

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

Students must meet the following requirements for the doctorate with collaborative specialization: 

Compulsory Courses (CMM):
MED 8166Professionalism and Professional Skills
3 optional course units in cellular and molecular medicine (CMM) at the graduate level 3 Units
Compulsory Course (HMG):
3 course units from: 13 Units
Advanced Topics in the Molecular Biology of Human Diseases I
Advanced Topics in the Molecular Biology of Human Diseases II
Special Topics in Human and Molecular Genetics
CMM 8325SSeminars II 23 Units
Comprehensive Examination:
CMM 9998Comprehensive Examination (PhD) 3
THD 9999Doctoral Thesis 4, 5


Minimum Requirements (Doctorat)

The passing grade in all courses is C+.

Students who fail two courses (equivalent to 6 units), the thesis proposal, or the comprehensive exam or whose research progress is deemed unsatisfactory are required to withdraw.