Medical Science

University of Toronto

36 months
31320 CAD/year
10550 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Medical Science program of University of Toronto is available in a wide range of basic sciences, clinical sciences, and population health research.


The Medical Science program of University of Toronto emphasizes hands-on research, rather than coursework. Faculty conduct research in the following areas: cardiovascular sciences, bioethics, neuroscience, membrane biology, respiratory medicine, and psychosomatic medicine. The Institute of Medical Science (IMS) is the graduate unit of choice for MDs seeking training as clinician investigators, and graduates may seek positions as academics and health-care professionals in universities, government, and industry. The IMS participates in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Clinical Investigator Program (CIP).

Under the mentorship of a faculty member, a student receives specialized training and exposure to Toronto's finest multidisciplinary research. Students conduct research in one of six fields: Bioethics; Biomedical Science; Clinical Science; Health Professions Education; Population Health/Health Services; and Radiation Oncology.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • An Interdisciplinary Approach to Global Challenges 
  • Developmental Cardiovascular Physiology 
  • Advanced Topics in Cardiovascular Sciences
  • Topics in Developmental Biology
  • Selected Topics in Drug Development
  • Interdisciplinary Toxicology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
A- (recommended)

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An appropriate BSc or an MD degree from a recognized university and academic credentials and background preparation appropriate to the field of study.
  • Applicants lacking adequate background in biological, natural, or social sciences may be required to take undergraduate or graduate courses considered necessary to provide a proper basis for their research.
  • A- average in the final year of undergraduate study and an A– cumulative average over three of the four total years of study.
  • Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in the English language

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31320 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31320 CAD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    10550 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10550 CAD per year and a duration of 36 months.


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Medical Science
University of Toronto