Postdoctoral Diploma Programs

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As one of the most highly regarded departments of its kind, LMP offers postgraduates infinite opportunities to develop their careers. Our postgraduates have unparalleled access to a broad spectrum of case material, expert faculty, world-leading training sites and research.

As the largest of its kind in Canada, our prestigious postdoctoral diploma programs will allow you to pursue a career in Clinical Chemistry or Clinical Microbiology.

Highlights

  • Interact with expert faculty, residents, other clinical chemists and basic scientists.
  • Pursue your research interests in a robust research-intensive department.
  • Expand your knowledge with unique access to a wide array of material.
  • Gain extensive training at centrally-located and diverse training sites.

Careers

  • clinical
  • laboratories: teaching hospitals, community hospitals, private laboratories
  • academic
  • industry: diagnostic, pharmaceutical, molecular biology

Training in Clinical Chemistry

Join the largest program of its kind in Canada and gain a comprehensive understanding of clinical chemistry and exposure to the related disciplines of hematology, microbiology and molecular biology.

Our Postdoctoral Training Program in Clinical Chemistry provides comprehensive professional training in the field of clinical chemistry and biochemistry. Our preeminent two-year Postdoctoral Training Program is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.

More than ever before, clinical chemists must be on the leading-edge of laboratory operation. In addition to acquiring understanding of the significance of laboratory tests in clinical chemistry, you will gain experience in the related disciplines of hematology, microbiology and molecular biology.

Our graduates are eligible for certification both in Canada, by the Canadian Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (CACB), and in the United States, by The American Board of Clinical Chemistry (ABCC).

What is a Clinical Chemist? A clinical chemist uses chemistry to evaluate patient health and helps to manage patient outcome. Clinical chemists evaluate blood, examine tissue, study cells and DNA. Some clinical chemists may develop diagnostic products and some may be research scientists. While clinical chemists have traditionally worked in laboratories, they may also work in industry or academic environments.

Requirements: As an applicant, you must have a PhD in biochemistry or a related field prior to the start of your training which commences July 1 of each year. You must also have Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status. You may apply during the final year of your PhD, but any offer of acceptance would be contingent on the successful completion and defense of your thesis prior to the start of the program.


Training in Clinical Microbiology

The flexibility of our Clinical Microbiology program will allow you to develop the necessary skills to become a manager and consultant while continuing to foster your passion for clinically relevant research.

As a future Medical Microbiologist, we prepare you to become competent in all aspects of this fascinating field. Our highly regarded three-year Postdoctoral Training Program is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.

As part of a department with a wide spectrum of research, you will have the unique opportunity to pursue your particular area of interest. The flexibility of the program will allow you to develop the necessary skills to become a manager and consultant while continuing to foster your passion for clinically relevant research.

Our comprehensive program meets the requirements to take the certification examination administered by the Canadian College for Microbiology (CCM).

What is a Medical Microbiologist? In close collaboration with health care professionals, medical microbiologists focus on disease diagnosis, treatment and surveillance. Medical Microbiologists identify bacterial, fungal, viral and parasitic infections and help manage the impact of such diseases on patient outcome.

Requirements: As an applicant, you must have a PhD in microbiology or a related field prior to the start of your training which commences July 1 of each year. You must also have Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status. You may apply during the final year of your PhD, but any offer of acceptance would be contingent on the successful completion and defense of your thesis prior to the start of the program.