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 Neuroscience Specialization in Human and Molecular Genetics

The Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine is located in the Faculty of Medicine and offers graduate programs leading to the degrees of Master of Science (MSc) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Neuroscience.

The programs help students develop their theoretical knowledge as well as their capacity for critical analysis. This is achieved through reading and critiquing the scientific literature, conducting experiments in the laboratory, analyzing the data and results generated, and presenting their results in the form of research seminars or posters. The programs prepare candidates for a variety of careers in teaching and research both within and outside of academia.

Graduates of the program will acquire autonomy in conducting research and in preparing scholarly publications and grant applications. A comprehensive set of courses, state-of-the-art research facilities and outstanding research opportunities ensure a career in neuroscience.

The Department is a participating unit in the collaborative program in Human and Molecular Genetics 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 Neuroscience 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 (NSC):
MED 8166Professionalism and Professional Skills
3 course units from:3 Units
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
Systems Neuroscience
Compulsory Courses (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
NSC 8325SSeminar for PhD Students 23 Units
Comprehensive Examination:
NSC 9998Comprehensive Examination (Ph.D.) 3
THD 9999Doctoral Thesis 4, 5


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.