Surgical Research

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Surgical Research

Location

Location

  • Division of Surgical Research, Department of Surgery
  • Montreal General Hospital, Room C9-160
  • 1650 Cedar Avenue
  • Montreal, QC H3G 1A4
  • Canada

About Surgical Research

About Surgical Research

The Department of Surgery offers graduate programs leading to M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees, and a Graduate Diploma in Surgical Health Care Research. The Division of Surgical Research 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, 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 outcome. The students will receive training strategies for experimental design, analysis of data sets, modeling 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.
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2011-2012 (last updated Aug. 11, 2011) (disclaimer)

Surgical Research Admission Requirements and Application Procedures

Surgical Research Admission Requirements and Application Procedures

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

M.Sc. Program

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.

Ph.D. Program

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

The 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. To be accepted into the Graduate Diploma program, students must be accepted into the Division of Surgical Research; fulfil the minimum requirements for admission to Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies; identify an acceptable and feasible research project; and identify an accredited faculty member willing to support the research and supervise the student.

Application Procedures

Application Procedures

Applicants must apply online to Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies at www.mcgill.ca/gradapplicants/apply. Furthermore, they are to submit the required supporting documents including a brief curriculum vitae and a short description of the proposed thesis research (prepared by the student and/or the prospective research director). A letter of intent and a memorandum of agreement are also required from the prospective supervisor. Two copies of all academic transcripts and two letters of recommendation must be mailed directly to the Department. When applicable, official proof of English language proficiency (e.g., TOEFL scores) must be submitted.

Dates for Guaranteed Consideration

For dates for guaranteed consideration, please consult the following website: www.mcgill.ca/gradapplicants/programs. Then select the appropriate program.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2011-2012 (last updated Aug. 11, 2011) (disclaimer)

Surgical Research Faculty

Surgical Research Faculty

Director
L. Rosenberg
Associate Director
A. Philip
Administrative & Student Affairs Coordinator
514-934-1934 ext. 42837
Professors
J.D. Bobyn; B.Sc., M.Sc.(McG.), Ph.D.(Tor.)
P. Brodt; B.Sc.(Bar-Ilan), M.Sc.(Ott.), Ph.D.(McG.)
R.C.-J. Chiu; M.B.(Taiwan), Ph.D.(McG.)
N.V. Christou; B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D., M.D.,C.M.(McG.)
M.M. Elhilali; M.B., B.Ch., D.S., DU, M.Ch.(Cairo), Ph.D.(McG.)
G.M. Fried; B.Sc., M.D.,C.M.(McG.)
C. Gagnon; B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.(Montr.)
F. Glorieux; M.D.(Louvain), M.Sc.(Montr.), Ph.D.(McG.)
P.H. Gordon; M.D.(Sask.)
J.E. Henderson; Ph.D.(McG.)
J.M. Laberge; M.D.(Laval)
D.S. Mulder; M.D.(Sask.), M.Sc.(McG.)
L. Rosenberg; M.Sc., M.D., Ph.D.(McG.)
P.J. Roughley; B.Sc., Ph.D.(Nott.)
R. St. Arnaud; Ph.D.(Laval)
M. Tanzer; M.D.,C.M.(McG.), F.R.C.S.(C)
C.I. Tchervenkov; B.Sc., M.D.,C.M.(McG.), F.R.C.S.(C)
H.B. Williams; B.A.(Acad.), M.D.,C.M.(McG.)
Associate Professors
J. Antoniou; M.D.,C.M., Ph.D.(McG.), F.R.C.S.(C)
J. Barkun; M.D., M.Sc.(McG.)
O. Blaschuk; B.Sc.(Winn.), M.Sc.(Manit.), Ph.D.(Tor.)
S. Chevalier; B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.(Montr.)
S. Emil; M.D.,C.M.(McG.), F.R.C.S.(C)
L. Feldman; M.D.,C.M., M.Sc.(McG.)
D. Fleiszer; B.Sc., M.D.,C.M.(McG.)
R.C. Hamdy; M.Sc, M.D.(Egypt), F.R.C.S.(C)
E. Harvey; B.Sc.(Ont.) M.D.,C.M., M.Sc.(McG.)
K.J. Lachapelle; M.Sc., M.D.,C.M.(McG.)
L. Lessard; B.Sc., M.D.(Laval), F.R.C.S.(C)
S. Meterissian; M.D.,C.M., M.Sc.(McG.)
P. Metrakos; B.Sc., M.D.(McG.), F.R.C.S.(C)
J.S. Mort; B.Sc.(McG.), Ph.D.(McM.)
A. Philip; M.Sc., Ph.D.(McG.)
P. Puligandla; M.D., M.Sc.(W. Ont.), F.R.C.S.(C)
J. Sampalis; M.Sc., Ph.D.(McG.)
D. Shum-Tim; M.Sc., M.D.,C.M.(McG.)
T. Steffen; M.D.(Switz.), Ph.D.(McG.)
T. Taketo-Hosotani; B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.(Kyoto)
J.I. Tchervenkov; M.D.,C.M.(McG.), F.R.C.S.(C)
R. Turcotte; M.D.(Montr.)
D. Zukor; B.Sc., M.D.,C.M.(McG.)
Assistant Professors
M. Basik; M.D.,C.M.(McG.)
S. Bergman; M.Sc., M.D.,C.M.(McG.), F.R.C.S.(C)
J. Chen; B.Sc.(Chin. Acad. Sci.), Ph.D.(Guelph)
M. Chevrette; B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.(Laval)
N. Eliopoulos; B.Sc.(McG.), M.Sc., Ph.D.(Montr.)
J. Faria; M.D.,C.M., M.Sc.(McG.), F.R.C.S.(C)
L. Ferri; M.D.,C.M., M.Sc.(McG.)
S. Fraser; B.Sc., M.D.(Tor.), M.Sc.(McG.), F.R.C.S.(C)
O. Huk; B.Sc., M.D.,C.M.(McG.), M.Sc.(Montr.)
P. Jarzem; B.Sc., M.D.(Qu.)
J. Lapointe; M.D., Ph.D.(Laval)
E. Lee; B.A.(Boston), M.Sc., Ph.D.(McG.)
S. Paraskevas; M.D., Ph.D.(McG.)
M. Petropavlovskaia; M.Sc., Ph.D.(Moscow)
A.D. Recklies; B.Sc.(McG.), Ph.D.(McM.)
K. Shaw; M.D.,C.M., M.Sc.(McG.)
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2011-2012 (last updated Aug. 11, 2011) (disclaimer)

Master of Science (M.Sc.); Experimental Surgery (Thesis) (Surgical Research) (48 credits)

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Experimental Surgery (Surgical Research)

Graduate Diploma in Surgical Health Care Research (30 credits)

Faculty of Medicine—2011-2012 (last updated Aug. 11, 2011) (disclaimer)