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Message from the Associate Dean

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Welcome to the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry – a world leader in education and research. With a passion for scientific discovery and a commitment to academic excellence, we have been advancing human health around the world for more than 130 years.

We invite you to Schulich Medicine & Dentistry as the place to take the next step toward your future.

With a total of 18 graduate programs, our goal is to exceed your education and career expectations, while investing in your growth as a scholar and professional. We offer 13 thesis-based graduate programs where you will hone your research skills while working in cutting-edge research labs. We emphasize professional development to go along with your graduate education.  We also offer 5 professional graduate programs. At Schulich Medicine & Dentistry you will receive training that brings your desired future within reach.

Our faculty and research supervisors are dedicated to training and mentorship. And our research funding surpasses national averages. Some of Canada's most sophisticated facilities will provide you with access to the modern resources required to complete innovative research projects.

Within this environment, you will develop strong research that enhances health therapies and the treatment of disease. You will also have the opportunity to become an expert in your field of study. By emphasizing critical thinking, developing oral and written communication skills, and fostering attributes such as curiosity and a thirst for discovery, we strive to produce global citizens and future national and international leaders.

Pursuing your graduate degree will be one of the most formative experiences of your life, as you are challenged to think critically and to develop your research passions. I encourage you to learn more about Graduate Studies at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry and I hope you will begin your graduate program with us in the near future. I also look forward to seeing you receive your degree and following your progress as you launch your professional career as a leader and global citizen.


Susanne Schmid
Associate Dean Research (Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies)
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University