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The MeDical Graduate Education (MDGE) 600 and 700 series of 1-unit courses (formerly called modules) encompass the primary cancer biology and biochemistry / molecular biology graduate courses available at the Cumming School of Medicine. Each 1-unit course encompasses a total of eight lectures (twice a week) focusing on a specific topic. Three 1-unit courses are the equivalent of one full (3-unit) semester course. PhD students require a total of 9 units to graduate, whilst MSc students require 6 units in total.
Most students submit registration requests for these courses in August (for Fall-Winter) or December (for Winter-Spring).
Postdoctoral 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 postdoctoral training program should be within 5 years of obtaining their PhD.