Interdisciplinary Oncology

Interdisciplinary Oncology
Faculty of Medicine

Graduate Degree in Interdisciplinary Oncology (MSc and PhD)

Information accurate as of: May 30th 2016. Retrieved from the Interdisciplinary Oncology website. For further details, please visit: http://www.iop.ca/programs/programs.asp

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The Interdisciplinary Oncology program (IOP) is a graduate program that offers M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees for students interested in cancer research. IOP offers advanced study and research in a variety of fields relating to oncology. Those fields include: molecular and cellular biology, genetics, biophysics, bioinformatics, pharmaceutical sciences, radiological sciences, immunology, molecular pathology, sociobehavioral studies, epidemiology and health economics.

Minimum Admission Requirements to the MSc program include:

  • Undergraduate Degree: Admission to the M.Sc. program requires a B.A., B.Sc., M.D., or equivalent degree from a recognized institution.
  • Securing a Research Supervisor: Applicants to the program are required to seek their own research supervisor and must have a commitment from that supervisor in place before acceptance to the program can be considered.
  • First Class Academic Standing: a first class standing in 3rd and 4th year courses
  • Preparatory Knowledge: an academic background which has adequately prepared the student for required oncology courses
  • Written Confirmation of Supervisor: to gain full admission to the Program, students must secure a written commitment from an IOP faculty member to become the student's research supervisor. This commitment must include both the provision of an appropriate training program and a student stipend.

Minimum Admission Requirements to the PhD program include:

  • Graduate Degree with First Class Standing: Admission to the program requires an M.A., M.Sc., M.D., or equivalent degree from a recognized institution with a first class standing in 3rd and 4th year courses relevant to the field of study (oncology).
  • Securing Prospective Supervisor: Applicants to the program are required to seek their own research supervisor and must have a commitment from that supervisor in place before acceptance to the Program is considered.

The following documentation is required in support of an application:

  • Submit Online Application: Completed graduate studies application form submitted online with fees paid.
  • Transcripts: Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions. View program website for specific submission instructions.
  • Three (3) Reference Letters: References from individuals who are prepared to provide a report on your academic ability and qualifications.
  • Confirmation of acceptance from a Research Supervisor.No applicant will be admitted into the program without a commitment from a Research Supervisor.

Graduate and Post-Doctoral Studies at UBC’s Vancouver campus provides a list of Application Deadlines for all of its graduate programs.

Please note that some programs may accept complete application packages submitted after the posted deadline date or may have other program specific dates and deadlines.

To view specific program dates and deadlines, visit the Interdisciplinary Oncology Program’s Admissions page for more information.

For further information about the program, please contact:

Sharon Ruschkowski
Interdisciplinary Oncology Program Coordinator
Genome Sciences Centre, BC Cancer Agency
100-570 West 7th Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z 4S6

Tel: 604-707-5803
Website: http://www.iop.ca/
Email: sharonr@bcgsc.ca