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.
- MSc in Medicine
- MSc in Medicine (Translational Medicine)
Areas of research
- Clinical trials
- Disease-based cell biology
- Disease-based molecular biology
- Disease-based physiology
- Health informatics
- Health outcomes research
- Medical education
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.
Congratulations to the following students who successfully defended their thesis:
- Sean Van Diepen, MSc
(Dr. Justin Ezekowitz)
- Peter Dromparis, PhD
(Dr. Evangelos Michelakis)
- Jessica Moffatt, PhD
(Drs. Richard Long & Maria Mayan)
- Lian Willetts, PhD
(Dr. Paige Lacy)
- Candace Necyk, MSc
(Dr. Sunita Vohra)
- Aliyah Baluch,MSc
(Dr. Deepali Kumar)
Congratulations to the following 75th Anniversary Award Recipients:
- George Haddad
(Dr. Allan Murray)
- Salima Punja
(Dr. Sunita Vohra)
- Robert Tso
(Dr. Karen Madsen)
Subhash Das, PhD Candidate (supervised by Dr. Gavin Oudit) received an AHIS Graduate Studentship Award
Dr. Christian Rueda-Clausen (supervised by Dr. Arya Sharma and Dr. Raj Padwal) received a CIHR Fellowship and AIHS Fellowship
Dr. Roxane Paulin, Postdoctoral Fellow (Supervised by Dr. Evangelos Michelakis) received an Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship and AIHS Fellowship
Sherilyn Houle, PhD Candidate (Supervised by Dr. Ross Tsuyuki) received a CIHR Doctoral Research Award
Agnes Lau, PhD Candidate (Supervised by Dr. David Westaway) received an AIHS Studentship
Robert Mercer, PhD Candidate (Supervised by Dr. David Westaway and Dr. Satya Kar) received an AIHS Studentship
Alexandra Chesley, MSc Candidate (Supervised by Dr. Paige Lacy) received a Lung Association- Alberta and NWT Studentship
Lian Willets, PhD Candidate (Supervised by Dr. Paige Lacy) received a Lung Association- Alberta and NWT Studentship
Vivek Gandhi, MSc Candidate (Supervised by Dr. Harrisios Vliagoftis) received a Lung Association- Alberta and NWT Studentship
Graeme Bredo, MSc Candidate (Supervised by Dr. Lisa Cameron) received a QEII Graduate Scholarship
Robert Tso, MSc Candidate (Supervised by Dr. Karen Madsen) received a QEII Graduate Scholarship
Salima Punja, PhD Candidate (Supervised by Dr. Sunita Vohra) received a QEII Graduate Scholarship
Meghan Sebastianski, PhD Candidate (Supervised by Dr. Ross Tsuyuki) received a QEII Graduate Scholarship
If you received an award and are not on this list, please let us know!