Graduate certificate program in Translational Biomedical Science Research

Graduate Certificate in Translational Biomedical Science Research

The 1.5 year Graduate Certificate Program in Translational Science aims to enrich basic science training by providing McGill graduate students with:

  • a mix of medical-style coursework crafted specifically for graduate students
  • an immersive clinical experience with a one-on-one mentor,
  • and engagement with the broader translational network at McGill. 

It is designed for McGill students in the STEM fields and intended to be completed concurrently with their graduate program.

Winter 2024 Application Deadline: November 15th, 2023.

For step by step instructions on the application process, please refer to our Program Website in the top right corner.



The coursework starts in the winter semester with an existing course at McGill: Foundations of Translational Science (FMED 525).

In the following year, students enroll in a year-long Fundamentals of Disease Therapy course (PHAR 522), in which clinicians are invited to teach 3 week modules covering one organ system – its normal function, associated diseases, and state-of-the-art treatments.

Concurrently, students are paired with a clinical mentor in their chosen area of focus and interface with patients who suffer from the disease they study (PHAR 524). They will also take part in discussion groups where they process their experience with their peers.

The program will also include recurring seminars and other networking events with clinical mentors, industry partners, and MD & MD-PhD students. 


Course descriptions

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Please visit the student page for more information  

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Get involved!

If you are a clinician who would like to be involved in teaching as part of the new program, please contact Terry Hébert.



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