Queen's School of Medicine

Pathology and Molecular Medicine

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Program Information

School:Queen's School of Medicine
Faculty:School of Medicine
Field of Study:Pathology
Molecular Medicine
Description:The Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine is a clinical department with a major research focus in cancer, hemostasis and vascular biology. Trainees therefore have opportunities to pursue comprehensive training in basic and translational biomedical research, an example being diagnostic, predictive and prognostic biomarker research. The graduate programs offer opportunities to pursue advanced degrees under the supervision of an exceptional group of basic, clinical and translational researchers.

With a focus on cancer – 15 of our 20 investigators are cancer biologists – our department members deliver comprehensive diagnostic laboratory and clinical services to Southeastern Ontario through the Kingston General Hospital, offering great training for the next generation of biomedical research scientists and laboratory physicians. Queen's therefore is a great setting to learn first-hand how the fast pace of molecular genetic research is changing clinical practise, leading to exciting new diagnostic and treatment approaches for cancer and other diseases.

URL:Pathology and Molecular Medicine at Queen's School of Medicine
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Applicants are required to have an Honours B.Sc. or equivalent in life sciences, biochemistry, biology, etc. (Students with only a general degree can be admitted for a qualifying year.). The ideal undergraduate background for the program would be one rich in molecular genetics and cell biology, in addition to foundational courses in Chemistry, Mathematics, Physiology, Biology and Biochemistry. The Queen’s Life Sciences and DBMS programs, or similar programs from other institutions provide excellent backgrounds.
    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600]
    Application Notes : For international students, if required, a TOEFL total score of at least 600 (paper-based) or TOEFL iBT minimum scores of: writing (24/30); speaking (22/30); reading (22/30); listening (20/30), for a total of 88/120. Applicants must have the minimum score in each test as well as the minimum overall score.

    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    Two current academic recommendations are required from professors under whom the applicant has recently studied. Please visit the website for complete details.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on September 23, 2022