The aim of the Graduate Diploma program is to bridge undergraduate and advanced graduate training, develop and expand the student’s research skills, and facilitate developing tomorrow’s scientists who will make significant contributions in the advancement towards the understanding of disease.

Students in the Graduate Diploma program will carry out mentored, intensive basic science research in the laboratory of a graduate faculty member. In addition to developing and expanding research skills, students will enroll in courses specifically designed to introduce them to research terminology, theoretical research underpinnings, modern experimental models of human disease, and critical appraisal of scientific literature.

Graduate Diploma program requires three 0.5 credit graduate courses and a research project milestone to be completed.