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Program overview

Students in the accelerated track must complete 32 academic credits within a single academic year.  

Block 1
(August - November)
Required Courses  
  Medical Histology – Cell Biology (CBAM 1420) 6 credits
  Introduction to Biostatistics (BMSM 1100) 3 credits
Block 2
(November - March)
Required Courses  
  Medical Biochemistry 1A & 1B (BCHM 1409, 1410) 8 credits
  Medical Physiology 1A & 1B (PHYM 1409, 1410) 8 credits
Block 3
(March - June)
Required Courses  
  Medical Neuroscience (BMSM 1410) 7 credits
  Master's Literature Review (BMSM 9750) Plan A
  OR Master's Thesis (BMSM 9850) Plan B
0 credits
0 credits
  TOTAL 32 credits

Degree Requirements

Students complete the course work between August and mid-June. Students who gain admission to a medical school for the subsequent fall term may elect to complete a literature review over the summer period and receive their degree in August or December. This task may also be deferred until the following summer, which would delay the awarding of the degree until the following year. N.B. some medical schools require completion of the Master’s program before they allow matriculation into a medical school class. In these cases, early completion of the literature review would allow the Dean to notify the admitting medical school that all requirements had been met.

Students who defer entry into medical school for a year following completion of the Accelerated course curriculum may complete the literature review (Plan A) during the subsequent year, or they may consider undertaking a laboratory research project and submitting a Master’s Thesis (Plan B). It is, in practical terms, not possible to complete all Plan B degree requirements (courses, research and thesis) within one calendar year.