Bachelor of Science in Medicine
Comprehensive Course Process Overview

The B.Sc. (Med.) program gives medical students an opportunity to engage in original research, either in basic medical sciences or clinical or community health, under the supervision of a member of the Medical Faculty (or a faculty member from an approved institution). The aim of the program is to provide medical students with the opportunity to:
  • Develop skills at research design, hypothesis testing, critical evaluation of data and effective communication of results.
  • Discover whether they would like to continue as a researcher, either through continuing into a formal graduate program during or after medical school or as a clinician researcher/scientist.
  • Clinical Component: As part of the B.Sc. (Med.) Program, you may choose to partake in a clinical setting/exposure as well. If you so choose; you are entitled to a minimum of 48 hours of in-clinic exposure over the 2 summers of the B.Sc. (Med.) Program. The clinical setting is to be agreed upon by both the trainee and supervisor. The clinical exposure may be of greater than 48 hours for the entire program, but must not interfere with the proposed research project. For trainees working with basic scientists who do not provide clinical care, a clinical setting with a clinical colleague with a similar area of study can be organized, or, alternatively, the trainee can contact a representative from the B.Sc. (Med.) Program for additional guidance on possible clinic settings.

If you are planning on applying to UGME to have the in-clinic (clinical exposure) hours you have acquired within the B.Sc. (Med.) Program credited to the UGME Summer Early Exposure Program; please go to the program's website for more information.
 
For further information, please contact:

Allison Birch, Program Coordinator | 204-789-3558
Office of Graduate and Advanced Degree Education in Medicine
Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
A202 Chown Building, 753 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0T6

 

 

 


 

 

 

Program updates and policies:

August 2018
In response to the student feedback for more undergraduate medical student research opportunities, the MED summer program is now available for students who have completed their first year of medicine (i.e., summer between end of first year and start of second year medicine) as well as for students who have completed their second year of medicine (summer between end of second year and start of the third year of medicine). In addition to offering MED Summer Research Program to 1st and 2nd year medical students for 1 summer, there is also no cap imposed on this program.

It is important to note, that there are limited number of faculty at the University of Manitoba and the number of MED Summer Research Projects is dependent on the number of faculty members willing to supervise and put forth a project abstract.

December 2018
Intake for MED II Summer Research Program capped at 10 students for Summer 2018

June 2016

B.Sc.(Med.) stipend to increase from $5,000 per term to $7,500 per term starting 2017 term

March 2015
Clinical Component:   As part of the BSc.(Med.) Program, all students are entitled to 48 hours of clinical exposure over the 2 summers of the B.Sc.(Med.) Program. The clinical exposure is to be agreed upon by both trainees and supervisors. The clinical exposure can be of greater than 48 hours for the entire program, but must not interfere with the proposed research project.  For trainees working with basic scientists who do not provide clinical care, a clinical exposure with a clinical colleague with a similar area of study can be organized, or, alternatively, the trainee can contact a representative from the B.Sc.(Med.) Program for additional guidance on clinical exposures.

November 2013
Supervisors may now supervise more than one B.Sc.(Med.) or MED II student at the same time, based on the following;
1. You may supervise one first-year and one second-year B.Sc.(Med.) at the same time.
2. You may supervise one B.Sc.(Med.) (either first or second year) and one MED II student at the same time
3. You may NOT supervise 2 MED  II's or 2 'same term' B.Sc.(Med.) students at the same time.

May 2012
All students/projects must be supervised by a primary and secondary supervisor. Please ensure you have reported the name of the primary supervisor and co-supervisor to the program office.