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LINKING MEDICINE AND RESEARCH

An integral part of health sciences

The Leaders in Medicine program has a remarkable reputation for fostering the development of successful clinician scientists.

complex health issues of the 21st century.

The key feature of the program that encouraged me to apply was the flexibility and support to maintain a research project while training to be a physician. I research GW/P Body (GWB) components and their relationship to primary cilia in brain cancer cells with the goal to develop personalized cancer therapy. Although I was highly specialized in a specific research area, I didn’t realize how much my PhD skills equipped and enhanced my critical thinking, teaching and leadership skills, which benefited me during my clinical training. Medicine and research really are inextricably linked.

With disciplines ranging from basic

Joanna Moser PhD/MD, Leaders in Medicine

science program at the Cumming School

LEADERS IN MEDICINE – BENCH TO BEDSIDE Trained clinician scientists bring an academic approach to their clinical experiences and a clinical perspective to their research. Leaders in Medicine is a combined graduate (master’s and PhD) and Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree designed to develop future leaders in clinical and investigative medicine.

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research, graduate students will hold critical leadership roles in academia, business and society, while challenging the

biomedical to brain health, to population and translational research, the graduate of Medicine is inspiring future scientists to help create the future of health through innovative investigation and discovery.

Graduate Science Education Cumming School of Medicine University of Calgary Health Sciences Centre 3330 Hospital Drive NW Calgary, AB T2N 4N1 E: medgse@ucalgary.ca P: 403.220.5712 cumming.ucalgary.ca/gse

GRADUATE SCIENCE EDUCATION


INSPIRING RESEARCH BEYOND TRADITIONAL BOUNDARIES Graduate Science Education at the Cumming School of Medicine is an interdisciplinary training community. This environment combines countless opportunities for collaboration and mentorship with internationally renowned researchers, expert technical staff and dynamic fellow trainees — not to mention incredibly supportive program administrators — with the cutting-edge laboratory resources and extensive funding options necessary to foster innovation in the health sciences. Our graduate students are supported by awards totalling over $3.3 million.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM Becoming a successful researcher requires graduate students to develop the skills and competencies to generate scientific knowledge, collaborate, teach, mentor, communicate and demonstrate effective leadership. Through the delivery of seminars and workshops dedicated to topics like: how to write a research proposal, candidacy preparation, professional relationships, career planning and negotiation, the Graduate Professional Development Program supports academic success, career development and professional effectiveness. cumming.ucalgary.ca/medgradpdp

THE POWER OF SCIENCE

CURRENT ENROLLMENT

I’m looking at the role of bacteria that live in the gut and provide protection against disease. My research combines immunology, microbiology, pathology and physiology. Collaborating with other students and professors enhances and accelerates the forward momentum of my research. My mentors have pushed me to think about how my work will help people and this has opened my eyes to see the difference science can really make.

MSc: 225, PhD: 223, Leaders in Medicine: 62 (enrolled in a graduate program or medical school), Master of Biomedical Technology: 21, Master of Disability and Community Studies: 14

THE PROGRAM Course-based and thesis-based degree programs: • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology • Biomedical Technology (Course-based) • Cardiovascular and Respiratory Sciences • Community Health Sciences • Gastrointestinal Sciences • Immunology • Medical Science - Cancer Biology - Critical Care Medicine - Joint Injury and Arthritis - Molecular and Medical Genetics - Mountain Medicine and High Altitude Physiology - Pathologists’ Assistant • Microbiology and Infectious Diseases • Neuroscience

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THINKING OUTSIDE THE NET The graduate program allows students to customize their learning and promotes a holistic approach to research, which teaches us to think outside the box. It has also given me the freedom to pursue my own ideas. I entered the Global Entrepreneurship Innovation Challenge and won first place by turning a coat hanger into an infant-sized mosquito net frame for malaria prevention. I’m launching the idea into a full-fledged initiative called the MicroMalaria Project. Ann Zalucky MSc, Medical Science

Patrick Schenck MSc, Gastrointestinal Sciences


LINKING MEDICINE AND RESEARCH

An integral part of health sciences

The Leaders in Medicine program has a remarkable reputation for fostering the development of successful clinician scientists.

complex health issues of the 21st century.

The key feature of the program that encouraged me to apply was the flexibility and support to maintain a research project while training to be a physician. I research GW/P Body (GWB) components and their relationship to primary cilia in brain cancer cells with the goal to develop personalized cancer therapy. Although I was highly specialized in a specific research area, I didn’t realize how much my PhD skills equipped and enhanced my critical thinking, teaching and leadership skills, which benefited me during my clinical training. Medicine and research really are inextricably linked.

With disciplines ranging from basic

Joanna Moser PhD/MD, Leaders in Medicine

science program at the Cumming School

LEADERS IN MEDICINE – BENCH TO BEDSIDE Trained clinician scientists bring an academic approach to their clinical experiences and a clinical perspective to their research. Leaders in Medicine is a combined graduate (master’s and PhD) and Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree designed to develop future leaders in clinical and investigative medicine.

CUMMING.UCALGARY.CA/LIM

research, graduate students will hold critical leadership roles in academia, business and society, while challenging the

biomedical to brain health, to population and translational research, the graduate of Medicine is inspiring future scientists to help create the future of health through innovative investigation and discovery.

Graduate Science Education Cumming School of Medicine University of Calgary Health Sciences Centre 3330 Hospital Drive NW Calgary, AB T2N 4N1 E: medgse@ucalgary.ca P: 403.220.5712 cumming.ucalgary.ca/gse

GRADUATE SCIENCE EDUCATION

Graduate Science Education Program Brochure  

University of Calgary, Cumming School of Medicine

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