Head: Dr. Edward Buchel
Grad Chair: Krista Hardy
Campus Address/General Office: 3rd Floor- SMD Building, 825 Sherbrook Street
Email Address: email@example.com
Academic Staff: Please refer to the Surgery website for current staff listing.
Surgery Program Information
The Master of Science program is open to residents in Surgery at the University of Manitoba who are currently enrolled in a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) speciality training program through the Max Rady College of Medicine in the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences.
The RCPSC program is a postgraduate clinical speciality certification program and residents earn the designation of M.Sc. as an additional degree to their certification. Through the Thesis Stream, the Surgery program provides surgical residents a year free of clinical1 duties to complete the required course hours.
It is strongly advised that residents discuss with their Program Director the expectations of their responsibilities within their Program during the year of research.
Surgery M.Sc. Admission Requirements
This program is only open to holders of an M.D. degree who are currently enrolled in a postgraduate residency program in the Max Rady College of Medicine at the University of Manitoba. As residents incorporate this program as part of their residency training, concurrent curriculum registration is required.
Applicants must complete the Application Guide & Supplemental Form available online through the MSc website. An appointment must be made through the Department of Surgery Research & Graduate Office with the Graduate Chair to review the applicant's research proposal and all accompanying documentation for approval before admissions to the Faculty of Graduate Studies can be approved.
Students should complete and submit their online application with supporting documentation by the date indicated on the Surgery M.Sc. program of study page.
Students must complete:
- The minimum course requirements of 12 credit hours at the 7000 level;
- Twelve months’ work of research, under the direct supervision of an approved Thesis Advisor;
- Submit a major thesis on the research project;
- Defend their thesis to a Committee of Examiners, demonstrating adequate knowledge of the subject involved
Expected Time to Graduate: 2 years
|GRAD 7300||Research Integrity Tutorial||0|
|GRAD 7500||Academic Integrity Tutorial||0|
|SURG 7012||Surgery- Major Course in Surgical Problems (Part A & Part B)||3|
|SURG 7030||Advanced Surgery||3|
|Select 6 credit hours of the following:||6|
|Surgery- Specialty Rounds in Surgical Problems (Part A & Part B)|
|Biostatistics for the Health and Human Sciences|
|Biostatistics for Community Health Sciences|
|Advanced Biostatistics for Community Health Sciences|
|GRAD 7000||Master's Thesis||0|
- Within six months of the student’s MSc program the student shall present their thesis proposal to their Advisory Committee.
- Surgery recommends one year full-time study and two years to complete and defend for graduation; preferred to be completed prior to the end of their final year of training (June 30).
- A decision to extend this time will be made by the Department of Surgery Graduate Chair on a case-by-case basis.
Students should familiarize themselves with the Faculty of Graduate Studies ‘GRAD’ courses applicable to their program. If you have questions about which GRAD course(s) to register in, please consult your home department/unit.
All new or returning graduate students must contact the Department.
Students must meet the requirements as outlined in both Supplementary Regulation and BFAR documents as approved by Senate.
Individual units may require specific requirements above and beyond those of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, and students should consult unit supplementary regulations for these specific regulations.
Bona Fide Academic Requirements (BFAR)
Bona Fide Academic Requirements (BFAR) represent the core academic requirements a graduate student must acquire in order to gain, and demonstrate acquisition of, essential knowledge and skills.
All students must successfully complete:
- GRAD 7300 prior to applying to any ethics boards which are appropriate to the student’s research or within the student’s first year, whichever comes first; and
- GRAD 7500 within the first term of registration;
Students must also meet additional BFAR requirements that may be specified for their program.
All students must:
- maintain a minimum degree grade point average of 3.0 with no grade below C+,
- meet the minimum and not exceed the maximum course requirements, and
- meet the minimum and not exceed the maximum time requirements (in terms of time in program and lapse or expiration of credit of courses).
A series of short-course modules offered by surgeon-researchers covering the diverse aspects of knowledge translation in surgical research and practice. A compulsory course for MSc students in the Department of Surgery.
PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: Students outside of Surgery require Graduate Chair permission.
Under the mentorship of the student's advisor, independent study on the practice, theory and critical reflection methods of surgical research through the attendance to relevant specialty rounds and journal clubs; directed reading and reflective writings. Permission from Graduate Chair.
Designed to expose students to specific surgery issues that are relevant to their thesis research at Department of Surgery Subspecialty Rounds; demonstrating an understanding of knowledge development and exchange, critical appraisal, practice-based evidence and their connections to translational activities. Permission from Graduate Chair.
Prepare students to design studies suitable for a wide variety of research questions including diagnostic, etiologic and prognostic, and treatment outcomes, with focus on surgical issues. It should also provide the students with the essential biostatistical and epidemiologic tools to critique medical literature. The evaluation will be based on submission of a complete proposal to answer a research question of each student's choice.