Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Experimental Surgery

A thesis for the doctoral degree must constitute original scholarship and must be a distinct contribution to knowledge. It must show familiarity with previous work in the field and must demonstrate ability to plan and carry out research, organize results, and defend the approach and conclusions in a scholarly manner. The research presented must meet current standards of the discipline; as well, the thesis must clearly demonstrate how the research advances knowledge in the field. Finally, the thesis must be written in compliance with norms for academic and scholarly expression and for publication in the public domain.

Please note the following important information:

  • Students who have an MSc in Epidemiology are exempt from taking a statistics course. They must find a replacement 3 credit course in order to meet the 15 credit requirement for the program.
  • Courses taken in a Master's degree cannot be counted toward the PhD. 

See Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Experimental Surgery Full Program Description on McGill eCalendar


Option Time Stipend (CAD $) Required courses Course choice
PhD 3 - 5 years $18,000+ 5 courses Limited*
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