In order to complete the program, students must:
Attend a Research Ethics/Integrity Seminar. This 1-2-hour seminar is provided by the Faculty. It is usually held in April; you will be advised by email of the date, time and place of the seminar.
Participate in the Summer Student Seminar Series. To complement your research experience, the Office of Research organizes the Noon Hour Seminar Series held from 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm every Tuesday in June. Regular attendance and participation is expected from all summer students.
Prepare the following final reports:
This should be submitted by the last day of classes for Phase 3, MLS. It should be approximately five typewritten pages in length (double-spaced) excluding the figures, tables and references. The body of the report should include:
Summary of the objectives of the project, including background information and literature.
Progress achieved (include Methodology, Results and Discussion).
An additional sheet that define the student's role in their research project. Since several, often closely inter-related projects may be underway in a research group, it is important that the student define both their technical and intellectual contributions to the project. The student should also indicate any oral or written presentations made on the project, append any relevant abstracts or pre-prints or reprints, and indicate any plans for publication of the research findings.
While preparing the written report, the student should supply the supervisor with a copy of the supervisor evaluation form (rtf). The supervisor should consider the student's performance over the entire year of research. The supervisor should send the appraisal in a sealed envelope by the last day of classes for the academic year to: Dr. Ing Swie Goping, Chair MD Research Committee, Office of Research, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, 2-13 Heritage Medical Research Centre
The MD Research Committee will appoint an Evaluation Committee of three to five members who first will review each student's final report and then adjudicate your oral presentation. The date for the presentation will be determined by the Research Office in mid-April, after consultation with you and MLS, so that an appropriate Evaluating Committee can be convened. This Committee will include representatives from MLS.
The oral presentation should provide an overview of the student's research and should take no more than 10 minutes to deliver. The Committee will then question each student for approximately 10 minutes to determine their understanding of the rationale behind the research, their knowledge of the specific methods that were used, and their ability to interpret the results of their work in light of the current scientific literature. Each student's supervisor will be invited to attend this presentation.
Should any student fail to complete the requirements of Honours in Research program, it will not result in any notation being made on their record and will not in any way affect the candidate's BSc in MLS degree.