MD/PhD Stipends

The annual stipends listed below are the obligation of the MD/PhD program. For students entering a graduate program in 2016 and later, the graduate unit is expected to contirbute $13,761.69 towards the MD/PhD student stipend in 2017/18. For students entering in 2015 and prior, we ask that graduate units fund up to their unit's published student stipends. If this does not reach our annual stipend, the MD/PhD program will pay the difference.

MD/PhD students are not subject to the Faculty of Medicine's Harmonized Stipend Policy.

MD/PhD Stipends payments can be very complex. If you are a graduate program administrator with questions about your MD/PhD student's stipend, please contact Kendra Hawke, the PST Program Manager.

All MD/PhD students receive financial support, starting January of their first-year and continuing until graduation, from which students must pay tuition and living expenses.

Annual Stipends Based on Entry Year into MD/PhD

2017 $34,000 CDN
2015 & 2016 $32,000 CDN
2014 and prior $30,000 CDN

2017 Stipends for MD/PhD Students in Graduate Programs

Standard Stipend for students Entering into all Graduate Programs in 2016 or 2017

Graduate Unit/Supervisor Contribution: $13,761.69

Standard stipend for Students Entering all Graduate Programs in 2015 and Prior

MD/PhD Contribution: $21,000 award

Graduate Unit/Supervisor Contribution: remaining funds required in order to reach the published student stipends for your unit

MD/PhD Stipend Top-Ups for Major Awards

The MD/PhD stipend top-ups follow the guidelines and rules outlined in the FOM Harmonized Student Stipend Agreement. 

All MD/PhD students must report any awards received outside of their regular stipend to the MD/PhD office. This includes awards from the MD Program and OGS awards.

Typically, the total stipend paid to the student will be reduced by the amount of the award. If the award exceeds the amount equivalent to the Base Stipend and Top-Up, the student will not be eligible to receive the Top-Up.

Failure to report an award could result in the loss of your stipend.

Bursaries do not need to be reported.

Award Type

Stipend Adjustment

Top-Up Payments

CIHR CGS M

Heart & Stroke

NSERC CGS M

CIHR CGS D

NSERC CGS D

Various External Awards -
$15,001 up to the
total value of the student's
stipend, plus top-up

MD/PhD programand graduate unit/supervisor
split total savings from award 50:50.

Supervisor: $2,000

MD/PhD Program: $2,000

Total: $4,000

OGS/QE II-GSST Stipend savings goes towards the graduate unit/supervisor. Supervisor will pay -
amount governed by graduate unit policy.
Various Awards with
value of $2,001 - $15,000
MD/PhD program and graduate unit/supervisor
split total savings from award 50:50.

Supervisor: $1,000

MD/PhD Program: $1,000

Total: $2,000

Awards of $2,000 and under no stipend adjustment total award kept by student

 

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