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 Microbiology and Immunology

The programs refine critical and scholarly skills in fields and areas of specialization and prepare students for a variety of careers in teaching and research both within and outside of academia, including in a governmental, clinical, or industrial setting. Graduates are expected to have acquired autonomy in conducting research, in preparing scholarly publications, through a training that includes course work, research seminars, and independent research leading to a thesis.

The Department is a participating unit in the following collaborative programs: the Bioinformatics program (at the master’s level) 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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 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
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 I
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 Microbiology and Immunology

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

Students must meet the following requirements:

Compulsory Courses:
MED 8166Professionalism and Professional Skills
3 optional course units in microbiology and immunology (MIC) at the graduate level 13 Units
3 optional course units in microbiology and immunology (MIC) at the 8000 level 13 Units
MIC 8366PhD Seminar 23 Units
Comprehensive Examination:
MIC 9998Comprehensive Examination
THD 9999Doctoral Thesis 3, 4


Minimum Requirements (Doctorate)

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.