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PhD (ad hoc) in Family Medicine

Prerequisite

Masters degree from a recognized University.

Students who are admitted to the PhD degree program without the equivalent of the McGill MSc in Family Medicine will, in their first year, be required to as a minimum, the following courses, in addition to demonstrating that they have done basic graduate coursework in biostatistics and epidemiology:

First Year – Preparatory Year

1 credit courses (15 in-class hours)

FMED 504D1 - Family Med. Research Seminars
FMED 504D2 - Family Med. Research Seminars
FMED 600 - Mixed Studies Reviews
FMED 603 - Intro to Partic Res in Health


3 credit courses (45 in-class hours)

FMED 601 - Adv Topics:Family Med Research
FMED 625 - Qualitative Health Research
FMED 672 - Applied Mix Meth in Health Res

Second Year- Core Year

Students who are admitted to the PhD degree program with the equivalent of the MSc in Family Medicine from McGill, will in their first year, be required to take as a minimum, 12 credits of required PhD courses with 3 credits in graduate level courses related to advanced research approaches and methods such as (but not limited to) a course in advanced qualitative research, or a course in advanced statistics  or FMED 604 Advanced Participatory Research;  and 9 credits in courses at the graduate level related to the dissertation topic.  Courses must be chosen and approved in consultation with the thesis supervisor.

FMED 701 - PhD Comprehensive Examination  

The comprehensive examination will consist of three components, and candidates must pass all components.  Failure of any component will result in failing the examination; however, only a failed component would be subjected to re-examination according to GPS comprehensive examination policy.

PhD Thesis