Cumming School of Medicine
Education & Training
The University of Calgary’s Cancer Research Institute is pleased to offer a variety of programs to strengthen the educational experience of our trainees.
Our comprehensive series of modules allows trainees to customize their cancer education to their specific needs. The yearly research symposium and work-in-progress seminar series offers the opportunity to trainees to present their ongoing research to all members of Calgary’s cancer community, for feedback and collaboration. Each year, we are also pleased to bring in dozens of internationally renowned senior investigators to speak about their work to our institute, giving trainees exposure to the world’s cancer research stage.
Post-doctoral fellows play an essential role in our research programs, and are mentored towards their future career goals by our senior scientists. In Canada, scientists are considered “trainee post-docs” for the first five years after being awarded their doctorate; during this time, they are eligible for a variety of lucrative national and provincial salary awards. Applicants interested in applying to our post-doctoral training program should be within 5 years of obtaining their.
We offer outstanding graduate training leading to PhD and MSc degrees. Our students are generally registered within the University of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine, either within the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology graduate program or the Medical Sciences (Cancer Biology) graduate program. The PhD program generally takes 5 years to complete and an MSc 2-3 years.
For more information about graduate science education (GSE), including the degree requirements for entry, scholarship opportunities, at the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary, please visit: cumming.ucalgary.ca/gse