Thalia Hua, MSc'21, MD'25 (Candidate) University of Toronto
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. The observerships and clinical experience offered by the program allowed me to familiarize myself to the clinical environment, providing me with greater confidence when speaking with patients in my medical school training. I am fortunate to have been able to learn from a diverse set of scientific experts and am thankful for the skills that I gained during my time in the TMED program.