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The Department offers research facilities in the Ray Rajotte Surgical-Medical Research Institute (SMRI), the Alberta Diabetes Institute, the Heritage Medical Research Centre [HMRC Li Ka Shing Centre for Health Research Innovation (LKS)], Medical Sciences Building (MSB), Katz Building, and the Cross Cancer Institute for graduate students who wish to register for the degree of MSc or PhD in Surgery.
The Department has several core facilities including surgical suites, simulation facilities, an electron microscopy unit, clinical biochemistry and histology laboratory, and computer graphics and photography with technical staff in these laboratories who are able to assist graduate students who wish to carry out research projects. These facilities are well equipped to meet all the requirements of both the basic and clinical investigators from the Department of Surgery.
Facilities are available for the following projects which are presently being carried out: islet transplantation, the immunology of diabetes, perinatal physiology, burns/wound healing, xenotransplantation, stem cells and regenerative medicine, tolerance induction and immunoregulation, virology, neurological oncology, orthopaedics, surgical education, urological oncology, ischemia-reperfusion and organ preservation/transplantation, surgical simulation and surgical education.
Notes about fees for this course
Students enrolled in the graduate program may receive financial assistance typically from supervisors' operating grants. Candidates are encouraged and fully supported in applying to major granting agencies for financial assistance.
For the MSc program, the department's minimum admission requirements are an MD or BSc degree with an admission GPA of at least 3.0 on the 4-point scale from the University of Alberta, or an equivalent qualification and standing from a recognized institution. The admission GPA will be calculated on the last *60 of graded coursework completed, or on the equivalent of the last two years of full-time graded coursework.
For the PhD program, the department's minimum admission requirements are a master's degree or a medical degree with an admission GPA of at least 3.0 on the 4-point scale from the University of Alberta, or an equivalent qualification and standing from a recognized institution. The admission GPA will be calculated on the last *60 of graded coursework completed, or on the equivalent of the last two years of full-time graded coursework.
Applicants who are graduates of programs, including MD programs, where grades are not assigned will be assessed on an individual basis.
Where applicable, applicants must provide proof of English Language Proficiency (refer to English Language Requirement). Any one of the following is acceptable:
All applicants are required to have secured a supervisor who is able to support them for graduate work.
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