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The program provides a framework and platform for learning, but students provide the drive, curiosity and domain specificity for their individual learning objectives. It is not a typical approach to have students involved in and contribute to the development of…

TRP can lead to many careers!

There are various career opportunities...

Mission:

Our mission is to challenge people to think differently, so they will be inspired to lead and drive change in their communities.”

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Approach:

“The TRP combines customizable coursework, team-based, real-world translational challenges, and extensive mentorship & networking.  We facilitate learning through guidance, mentorship, feedback and support rather than didactic lecturing and summative evaluation…”

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“Most students say that it takes 3 – 6 months to start understanding what they should be doing and how to best take advantage of self-directed and peer learning format.  Its not a typical approach to have students involved in and contribute to the development of the curriculum in real-time.  The program provides a framework and platform for learning, but students provide the drive, curiosity and domain specificity for their individual learning objectives.”

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Program History

“The then Director of the IMS, Dr. Allan Kaplan, enlisted Dr. Joseph Ferenbok to develop a draft proposal for a new graduate degree program in translational research in health science. The document included both academic and business plans for the proposed program.”

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Paige’s Testimonial

Paige’s Testimonial

“What drew me to this program was that it’s unique in offering a customizable learning scheme and keeping the patient in mind when addressing problems in healthcare.”

- Paige Gilbank, Cohort 2017