The Leaders in Medicine Program is designed to offer the opportunity to pursue combined degrees at the University of Calgary. It enables highly motivated students to complete a graduate and medical program degree. LIM Brochure
Leaders in Medicine (LIM) - MD/PhD; MD/MSc or MD/other
The program's objective is to train clinicians for a diverse range of careers - from academic medical research to the design, management, and evaluation of healthcare delivery systems. Trained in the combined degree program you can expect to develop a unique academic approach to clinical experiences, and to bring a clinical perspective to research.
Although the most common graduate programs selected by Leaders in Medicine participants are the seven offered by the Faculty of Medicine, Graduate Science Education department, students from other programs including Philosophy and Engineering have participated. Two newly-developed Masters in Business Administration Programs have been implemented - information regarding an MBA/MD is availble upon request and discussion with the Program Director. The LIM program is flexible and when possible will work with students to accomodate their interests.
Program requirements (Full Joint Program):
You must have applied separately and have been accepted into both the University of Calgary's Faculty of Medicine for the MD program and to one of the University of Calgary's graduate programs. Or be currently enrolled in one of these programs and have applied and have been accepted into the other. While in LIM, you will be jointly enrolled in the both programs at the University of Calgary and be active in either your graduate program or the MD program. You should have an excellent academic record and strong motivation toward a career in academic medicine. Previous research experience is desirable.
Application to the program can be done anytime during the first two years in which ever program in which you are active - either the MD or the graduate program. Expected completion time is based on where you are in either medical school or your graduate program when you start LIM.
Affiliate Program: You must be active in the University of Calgary's Medicine program and have a strong interest in research. Affiliates are not required to be in both a graduate program and medical school and do not receive a joint degree. Affiliates are eligible for many of the benefits of the program, including mentoring, travel awards and attendance at symposiums, journal club meetings and social events.
To obtain the necessary forms, or more information, contact Michelle Selman, Program Advisor at email@example.com. Please indicate if you plan to apply as an affiliate or for the full joint program and where you are in your current studies.
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For more information or an application package contact:
Michelle Selman, Program Advisor
Health Sciences Centre Room G341B
3330 Hospital Drive NW, Calgary AB T2N 4N1
Telephone: (403) 210-9572
Fax: (403) 210-8109