Surgery, Experimental (Division of Surgical Research)
- Surgery, Experimental (Division of Surgical Research)
- Montreal General Hospital, Room C9-169
- 1650 Cedar Avenue
- Montreal, QC H3G 1A4
- Telephone: 514-934-1934 ext. 42837
- Fax: 514-934-8289
- Email: gradstudies [dot] surgery [at] mcgill [dot] ca
- Website: www.surgery-research.mcgill.ca
About Experimental Surgery
The Department of Experimental Surgery offers graduate programs leading to M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees. The Experimental Surgery department is responsible for the administration of the graduate programs and allows excellent opportunities for training under the supervision of professors located in the research institutes of the different McGill teaching hospitals. The scope of the research and close connections with other centres and departments of McGill provide ample opportunities for collaboration. The research in the Department covers a broad range of topics from repair and regeneration to cancer cell biology and sexual dysfunction. Research interests include studies of wound healing, scarring and skin tissue engineering, receptors and signal transduction pathways, cartilage repair and osteoarthritis, islet cell differentiation and islet transplantation, tissue engineering of cardiac muscle, immunopathogenesis of liver xenograft rejection, osteoinduction and biomechanics, sepsis and multi-organ failure, biology of cancer, sexual dysfunction and prostate cancer, and surgical health outcomes.
A list of research directors and a description of their research topics, as well as application forms may be obtained from our website (www.surgery-research.mcgill.ca).
|Master of Science (M.Sc.); Experimental Surgery (Thesis) (Surgical Research) (48 credits)|
|The M.Sc. program is intended for students wishing to pursue careers in academia, the medical field, or industry. Thesis projects available in the various laboratories of the Department are multidisciplinary and ensure that students are exposed to a broad spectrum of research projects and experimental approaches. Students who have achieved superior progress in their research have the option to transfer to the Ph.D. program, waiving the M.Sc. thesis submission.|
|Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Experimental Surgery (Surgical Research)|
|The doctoral program is intended for students with excellent Academic Standing who wish to pursue research-focused careers in academia, the medical field, or industry. Thesis projects, available in the various laboratories of the Department, are multidisciplinary and provide in-depth training, ensuring that students are exposed to a broad spectrum of research projects and experimental approaches.|
|Graduate Diploma in Surgical Health Care Research (30 credits)|
| The graduate diploma program is open to all graduate students in the Division of Surgical Research, but is specifically designed for surgical residents who have allotted time during their residency training. The intention of the program is to train students to become researchers in the interdisciplinary field of surgical health outcomes. The students will receive training strategies for experimental design, analysis of data sets, modelling techniques, and use of algorithms and statistics. Upon completion of this program, students are expected to be proficient in the concepts, language, approaches, and limitations of the field.
Note: No admissions for 2012–2013.
Experimental Surgery (Division of Surgical Research) Admission Requirements and Application Procedures
Revision, October 2012. Start of revision.
Usually a B.Sc., M.D., or D.V.M. degree is required, with a minimum CGPA of 3.2/4.0. Applications will be accepted from candidates sponsored by a research supervisor willing to provide laboratory space and direction for their research work.
Admission is usually from the M.Sc. program either upon completion of the M.Sc. degree, or by transfer from the first year of M.Sc. to the second year of Ph.D. studies. Request for such transfer is to be made in writing by the thesis supervisor during the candidate's first year of M.Sc. studies, not later than March 30 for students enrolled in September, or October 15 for those registered in January. The student must then apply for admission to the Ph.D. program in order to effect the transfer. Transfer is granted on the basis of an examination administered by the student's Research Supervisory Committee. Exceptional students with a minimum 3.5/4.0 CGPA may apply directly to the Ph.D. program. Students must apply for admission to transfer to the Ph.D. by the Date for Guaranteed Consideration.
Students with an M.Sc. degree from other departments or from other recognized universities whose M.Sc. topic is closely related to the subject of their Ph.D. research may be admitted directly into the Ph.D. program, at the level of Ph.D. 2, at the discretion of the Department. Exceptional students with a master's degree unrelated to their proposed research may be admitted to Ph.D. 1.
Graduate Diploma in Surgical Health Care Research
McGill’s online application form for graduate program candidates is available at www.mcgill.ca/gradapplicants/apply.
See Application Procedures (for All Admissions Starting Summer 2013) for detailed application procedures.