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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 completed by students during their enrollment in the Graduate Diploma and Professional Master in Medical Sciences programs:


Iryna Liauchonak MD 1,3, Fady Dawoud MBBCh 1,3, Yatin Riat MD 1,3, Bessi Qorri BSc 2,3, Manpreet Sambi MSc 2,3, Justin Jain MD 1, Regina-Veronicka Kalaydina BSc 2, Nicole Mendonza 2, Komal Bajwa MBBS 1, and Myron R. Szewczuk PhD 2,*Biased G-protein coupled receptor agonism bridges the gap between the insulin receptor and metabolic syndrome. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2018, 19, 575.  (Impact factor: 3.2)Received: 1 February 2018 / Revised: 11 February 2018 / Accepted: 15 February 2018 / Published: 17 February 2018. 1Postgraduate Medical Education, Graduate Diploma and Professional Master in Medical Sciences, School of Medicine, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada;2Department of Biomedical and Molecular Science, Queen’s University, Kingston ON, Canada;  3Contributing first authorship. 

Yara Mouhamed1,3, Andrey Vishnyakov1,3, Bessi Qorri2,3, Manpreet Sambi2,3, Signy Frank1, Catherine Nowierski1, Anmol Lamba1, Umrao Bhatti1, and Myron R Szewczuk2,*. Therapeutic Potential of Medicinal Marijuana: An Educational Primer for Healthcare Professionals.2018 Drug, Healthcare and Patient Safety, submitted 16/Jan/2018, extensive peer-reviewed, accepted for publication March 9, 2018.1Postgraduate Medical Education, Graduate Diploma and Professional Master in Medical Sciences, School of Medicine, Queen’s University. 2Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, Queen’s University. 3Contributing first authorship


Manpreet Sambi1,3, Bessi Qorri1,3, S.M. Signy Frank2, Yara Mouhamed2, Regina-Veronicka Kalaydina1, Nicole Mendonza1, and Myron R. Szewczuk1*. Novel Use of Peptides to Facilitate the Formation of 3D Multicellular Tumor Spheroids. 2017 Curr Top Pept Protein Res 18, 25-34. 1Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, Queen’s University. 2Postgraduate Medical Education, Graduate Diploma and Professional Master in Medical Sciences, School of Medicine, Queen’s University. 3Contributing first authorship.…



Dr. Catherine Nowierski  - Atopy

Dr. Anmol Lamba - Autoimmunity

Dr. Andrey Vishnyakov -  Type IV Hypersensitivities

Dr. Catherine Nowierski  - Travel Vaccines

Dr. Andrey Vishnyakov -  TB Testing

Dr. Komal Bajwa - Thymus Involution

Dr. Iryna Liauchonak- TCR Gene Rearrangement

Dr. Iryna Liauchonak - T-Cell Maturation


Dr. Yara Mouhamed- Introduction to Autoimmune Diseases