As I progress through my medical training, I continue to have a growing appreciation for the importance of translational research. The TMED program at Queen’s provides students the opportunity to explore their interests through projects that bridge many pillars of the translational research approach. While my MSc research focused on clinical decision-making tools, I also enjoyed learning about the exciting projects my fellow peers were involved in – from topics targeting basic science questions to determining health policy improvements.
Alcohol consumption is a widely practiced tradition during social gatherings and particularly common among young adults, but what’s disconcerting is that this ‘culture’ has recently become a silent epidemic.
I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Waterloo in Science and Business Co-op with a specialization in Biology. My co-op experiences introduced me to healthcare research, particularly a co-op at Sunnybrook Hospital with an gastrointestinal oncology group inspired me to and apply to my Master’s. I discovered the TMED program through the Queen’s website and was immediately interested in the interdisciplinary nature of the program, the wide range of faculty that you could work with, and the interesting courses.