Experimental Surgery, M.Sc.

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  • Tuition Fee
    7971 USD/year
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    3613 USD/year
    Tuition fee
    1164 USD/year
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  • English (take IELTS)
University rank #42 (WUR) ,
The Experimental Surgery Program is responsible for the administration of the graduate programs and it 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.


Experimental Surgery, in conjunction with the McGill Faculty of Graduate Studies offers graduate level training program in Experimental Surgery, leading to a Master's or Ph.D. degree.

Basic, clinical and evaluative research is conducted in all divisions of the McGill Department of Surgery. Areas of current interest include the cell biology of wound healing; biomechanics and bioengineering in orthopedics; tissue engineering of pancreatic islets and cardiac muscle; host defense in sepsis; tolerance and xenotransplantation; molecular biology of cancer; incontinence, impotence and infertility; health outcomes and technology assessment, including clinical trials; and technology R & D in minimally invasive surgery. Research activities within tExperimental Surgery are carried out across the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) hospital network in surgical laboratories at the Montreal General Hospital, Montreal Children's Hospital, Royal Victoria Hospital, the Shriner's Hospital and the Sir Mortimer Davis-Jewish General Hospital.

Experimental Surgery functions as the research arm of the McGill's Department of Surgery, coordinating research training in Surgery, representing the research interests of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and at the Faculties of Medicine and Graduate Studies and Research. The most exciting, and potentially the most important undertaking of the program is the recent move to consider the establishment of thematic research programs in Surgery. This is in keeping with the development of thematic research programs across the University hospital network in preparation to a move to a new site by 2015.

At present, under the direction of Anie Philip, Ph.D., over 100 students are actively participate in research programs, including faculty, clinical and post-doctoral fellows, graduate students, research assistants and technicians as well as visiting scientists and professors from different parts of the world. Most laboratories are structured along similar lines - full time basic scientists interacting with clinician -scientists. In this manner, movement of new discoveries from the bench to the bedside is facilitated and encouraged.

Projects are multidisciplinary in nature and offer both specialized and broad-based training through the use of the most recent techniques in molecular biology, biochemistry, pharmacology, physiology, pathology, bio-informatics and genomics.

The tradition of research in Surgery at McGill University is the oldest in Canada. Over the years, members of Experimental Surgery have obtained international recognition through their highly productive and original research.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Issues in Health
  • Teaching & Learning in Higher Education
  • Biomedical Research Innovation
  • Stats for Surgical Research
  • Biomedical Research Innovation
  • Stats for Surgical Research
  • Surgical Innovation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    45 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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Academic Requirements

  • Generally 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.
  • Online Application for Admission form
  • Application fee: $102.60 for each form you submit (you may indicate two programs on each form), payable by credit card when you submit the form.
  • Transcripts: your complete record of study from each university-level institution (including McGill) you have attended to date.
  • Two Reference Letters: Candidates are encouraged to request recommendations from academic or other professional employers who can evaluate their potential for graduate study and/or speak knowledgeably about their accomplishments.
  • Confirmation of Supervisor: A letter of intent, provided on letterhead from the student's research director must be included, stating that the supervisor is willing to accept you as a student and will provide space, equipment and possibly financial support. If you have a co-supervisor, this person will have to submit a confirmation letter as well.
  • Research project proposal: A 1-2 page description of your proposed thesis research project (prepared by the student and/or the prospective research director) must be included.
  • Curriculum Vitae: In English, providing an overview of your experience and other qualifications, including employment, academic credentials, publications, contributions, and significant achievements.
  • Memorandum of Agreement: A signed copy of the memorandum of agreement (PDF) between the student and the supervisor must be completed and signed and uploaded with their application. TOEFL/IELTS, GRE results (if applicable): when registering for the test please ensure that you request that results be sent directly to McGill University.
  • Tuition Assistance: New students admitted to the Experimental Surgery graduate program may be considered for an entrance fellowship.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    7971 USD/year
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  • National Applies to you

    3613 USD/year
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  • In-State Applies to you

    1164 USD/year
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    Based on the original amount of 1164 USD per year and a duration of  .


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