Summary of What Doctoral Students Must Do

1. Meet the minimum course requirements within the time period set by the School of Graduate Studies.

The School of Graduate Studies requires that PhD students complete all program requirements exclusive of thesis at the end of year 3 (year 4 for direct-entry students).

2. Attend the specified number of Departmental seminars

Mandatory Seminar Attendance

All Physiology graduate students will be required to attend 8 seminars over the course of the academic year. Four of these seminars must be seminars directly sponsored by the Department of Physiology. Students may choose to attend up to four designated seminars sponsored by associated research institutes located at a) University Health Network b) Mt. Sinai c) Hospital for Sick Children d) Sunnybrook Hospital. A "sign-in" sheet will be available at each designated seminar.

3. Complete the requirement of the CIHR proposal

4. Complete all laboratory and research work

5. Meet annual requirements for meeting with your supervisory committee and file your annual report each year.PDF iconargrad.pdf (24.73 KB) Supervisory Committee Meetings and Annual Reports

6. Complete a draft of your thesis. You are also required to attend a "final committee" meeting. This final committee will either recommend revisions etc and also will or will not make a recommendation that you proceed to the Final Senate Examination.

Final Supervisory Committee Meeting

Recommendations for an external examiner and internal examiners will be made by this committee, yourself and your supervisor. Consult student guide for timelines.

7. Defend your thesis at an examination set by the School of Graduate Studies.

Final Oral Examination

8.Electronic Thesis & Dissertation Submission