Application Process

The application process after all components of your online SGS application have been received:
Only complete applications will be forwarded to the Admissions Committee for evaluation. Applications will be circulated to recruiting faculty for review. Select applicants will be contacted for interviews with faculty members as well as several members of the Graduate Admission Committee. The purpose of the interview stage is to determine your admissibility into our Department and to identify a suitable supervisor, if accepted. All interviewers will submit an evaluation of you, which will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee. The final admission outcome can take 4-8 weeks from the date that your application is deemed complete on the SGS online system. For international applicants, the complete process may exceed 8 weeks.

What is the format of the interview?
Interview(s) are scheduled for a half day to full day between 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. On the interview day, you will meet with our Graduate Administrator, potential supervisors and Graduate Admissions Committee members. Each interview is approximately 25 – 40 minutes. We will also arrange for a graduate student to meet you for lunch. This will give you an opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the program and/or MBP graduate life.

Please note that the interviews do not guarantee entry into the department.

Rotation streams: 
All Masters and PhD students newly admitted to Medical Biophysics are required to participate in rotations.  Rotations provide an opportunity for the student to try out three labs in order to find the best student-supervisor "fit"..  In addition to ensuring a better match between the student, supervisor and project, rotations expose new students to different kinds of research and distinct facilities, which will be advantageous when a lab is eventually chosen.

The three rotations will be completed in the fall term, September to December.  Each rotation is for five weeks. When all three rotations are completed in December, you will submit your choices of preferred labs.  If the top-ranked supervisor agrees that it is a good match, you continue in that lab in January. Please have a look at the FAQ section for more information.