The program is open to residents in Surgery at the University of Manitoba currently enrolled in a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) specialty training program. The RCPSC program is a postgraduate clinical specialty certification program and residents earn the M.Sc. as an additional degree to their certification. Through the Thesis Stream, the Surgery program provides surgical residents a year free of clinical* duties to engage in a research project under the mentorship of a senior investigator / Thesis Advisor.
In addition to the minimum course requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, students must:
complete twelve months’ work of research, under the direct supervision of the senior investigator or thesis advisor and the Research Chair for the Department of Surgery
submit a major thesis on the research project
defend their thesis for an examining committee, displaying adequate knowledge of the subject involved
*It is strongly advised that residents discuss with their Program Director the expectations of their responsibilities within their Program during this year of research
The purpose of the program is to stimulate the involvement of surgical residents in research and to encourage them to develop a career as surgeon-scientists. Many recent M.Sc. recipients have gone on to careers in academic surgery or are undertaking fellowship training with plans to assume an academic career in Surgery.
Research facilities depend upon the chosen advisor. Such individuals are University of Manitoba faculty who have facilities located at Health Sciences Centre, University of Manitoba – Bannatyne Campus or St. Boniface General Hospital Research Centre. The research interests of the Department reflect the diversity of the clinical specialties contained therein. Areas of specialty offered in the Program:
No accreditation exists for this program