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For graduates of medical school, the ultimate goal is to become an independently licensed physician who can practice medicine in a wide variety of clinical settings. In order to earn such an independent license, students must first complete a postgraduate medical education residency program.

During residency, some learners will develop a special interest in research and wish to combine this with their clinical training. This can be done through a clinician investigator program, an intensive, research-based program involving a minimum two years of structured, rigorous research training in addition to the existing specialty program requirements. This program prepares learners for careers as clinician scientists who will become not only researchers, but clinicians, supervisors, mentors, teachers, and academics in general.

Both programs in Medical Sciences have been designed to foster the development of students’ professional identities and achieve their future career objectives as clinician scientists and medical science professionals. These programs are unique in Canada and will help address the growing demand for health care professionals who require advanced knowledge regarding both research and clinical skills.


Below is a list of publications, abstract submissions, and poster presentations completed by students during their enrollment in the Graduate Diploma and Professional Master's in Medical Sciences programs:

Chan, W.C., Yang, E., Eldeeb, M., Bainbridge, J.W., da Cruz, L., Mugit, M.M., Charteris, D.G., Minihan, M., Ezra., and Wickman, L. Contemporary Outcomes and Prognostic Factors of 23-Gauge Vitrectomy for Retained Lens Fragments after Phacoemulsification. America Journal of Ophthalmology. 2020. DIO: https:/ Published 29 May 2020. 

Madathil P, Wijeratne R, Vandewouw A. (2020). A Case Report of Successful Reconciliation of Healthcare: Exploring Adverse Childhood Experiences Improved the Health Outcomes in an Indigenous Elderly Patient.

Eldeeb M, Hegazy O, Chan EW. Successful Treatment of Exuberant Conjunctival Squamous Papilloma. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2020;138(2):e190930. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2019.0930. Published 13 February 2020

Jain, J, Qorri B, Szewczuk MR. The crucial role of primary care providers in the long-term follow-up of adult survivors of childhood cancer. Cancer Manag. Res. 2019; 11:3411-3418. Published 2019 Apr 23. doi: 10.2147/CMAR.S197644

Liauchona, I., Dawoud, F., Riat, R., Qorri, B., Sambi, M., Jain, J., Kalaydina, R.V., Mendonza, N., Bajwa, K., and Szewczuk, M. Biased G-protein coupled receptor agonism bridges the gap between the insulin receptor and metabolic syndrome. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2018: 19(2), 575: doi: 10.3390/ijms19020575 Published: 17 February 2018.

Mouhamed Y., Vishnyakov A., Qorri B., Sambi M., Frank S., Nowierski, C., Lamba A., Bhatti U., Szewczuk M. Therapeutic Potential of Medicinal Marijuana: An Educational Primer for Healthcare Professionals. Drug, Healthcare and Patient Safety. 2018 June 11;10:45-66. doi: 10.2147/DHPS.S158592 Published 11 June 2018.

Sambi, M., Qorri, B., Frank, S.,Mouhamed, Y., Kalaydina, R.V., Mendonza, N., and Szewczuk, M. Novel Use of Peptides to Facilitate the Formation of 3D Multicellular Tumor Spheroids. Current Topics in Peptide & Protein Research. 2017. 18, 25-34. Published December 2017




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