May 19, 2024  
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Graduate Programs in Surgery

Department of Surgery
3-002 Li Ka Shing Centre
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E1

General Information

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, orthopedics, surgical education, urological oncology, ischemia-reperfusion and organ preservation/transplantation, surgical simulation and surgical education.

Inquiries should be directed to the department prior to admission into the MSc or PhD program.

Entrance Requirements

See Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry Graduate Program Entrance Requirements .

See How to Apply on the Department website for further information.

Academic Standing Requirements

See Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry Academic Standing .

Financial Assistance

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.

Graduate Courses

Graduate courses can be found in Course Listings , under the heading Surgery (SURG).