Department of Medicine

Graduate Studies

Explore Medicine. Discover your potential.

There’s a world of possibilities to discover, from bench to bedside to populations and beyond.

Graduate Studies offers innovative, hands-on, thesis-based MSc and PhD degrees in Medicine as well as postdoctoral research fellowships that cover the entire spectrum of patient-focused research.

This translational focus allows you to work in a variety of disciplines, from disease-based cell biology to clinical trials to population health under the supervision of world-renowned experts.

Degree programs

  • MSc in Medicine
  • MSc in Medicine (Translational Medicine)
  • PhD

Areas of research

  • Clinical trials
  • Disease-based cell biology
  • Disease-based molecular biology
  • Disease-based physiology
  • Health informatics
  • Health outcomes research
  • Medical education
  • Genetics

Why Graduate Studies?

Choose your path. Choose your area of research.

Flexible study. Flexible course requirements (three courses for M.Sc. and four courses for PhD) allow you to actually focus on your research.

Make an impact. Our students publish original research findings in high-impact journals and speak at scientific and clinical forums around the world.

Extend yourself. Our program is ideal for residents wanting to augment their medical training, however we have students from a variety of educational backgrounds.

Prepare for a life in academia. Many former students are faculty members here and abroad, training the next generation of basic and translational scientists.

Live and work on the edge. Our graduates work as postdoctoral research fellows in research laboratories around the world, engaging in cutting-edge research.

Not an MD? That’s OK, too

While Graduate Studies is a great fit for medical residents who want to enhance their research skills, you don’t have to be an MD.

Our M.Sc. and PhD students have undergraduate degrees in a variety of areas — biochemistry, biology, science, public health, nursing, pharmacy, rehabilitation medicine and epidemiology, to name a few.

Mission and values

Graduate studies and postdoctoral fellowship programs are overseen by the department’s Research Training Committee.

Our vision is to achieve international standards of excellence in our educational and research programs in order to provide exemplary contributions to the health of the current and future generations we serve.

Our mission is to train the next generation of translational health researchers.