The new and innovative Master of Science (MSc) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Translational Medicine are the first research-based graduate programs focused on translational medicine at both master’s and doctoral levels in Canada. The programs are entirely unique by offering a curriculum interweaving graduate level research with authentic clinical experiences in a multidisciplinary environment across departments at Queen’s University.
As the first of its kind, the programs link graduate level research skills with a variety of clinical experiences including patient interactions, clinical observerships and medical rounds to enhance professional thinking and action. This unique curriculum will offer important foundation work for future careers in the biomedical field, and will provide critical skills for pursuing careers that include clinician scientists, biomedical researchers, leaders in industry and public health and/or health policy.
Both the MSc and PhD in Translational Medicine are research-based programs, which requires the completion of 12-credit courses, including three new mandatory core courses in translational medicine and 3 credits of elective course(s) chosen from students’ area of interests, and thesis research. PhD students also have the requirement of a comprehensive exam.