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Leaders in Medicine Program

The Leaders in Medicine joint degree program is designed to enable highly motivated students to complete a graduate and medical degree through the University of Calgary. The program's objective is to train clinicians for a diverse range of careers in academic medicine. Students can expect to develop a unique academic approach to clinical experiences, and to bring a clinical perspective to research.

The leaders in Medicine Program is led by Snyder Institute members Dr. Paul Beck, Dr. Morley Hollenberg& Dr. Bryan Yipp.

Students are registered in MD/PhD and MD/MSc programs, as well as MD/MBA and MD/MA degrees. The most common graduate programs selected by Leaders in Medicine participants are offered through the Cumming School of Medicine, although students from other faculties including Business and Engineering have participated. 

For more information about anything to do with Leaders in Medicine, please contact:

Michelle Selman, Program Administrator
Health Sciences Centre Room G341B
3330 Hospital Drive NW, Calgary AB  T2N 4N1
Telephone: (403) 210-9572

The Calvin, Phoebe and Joan Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases was named in 2008 in honour of Joan Snyder and her parents, who she credits for teaching her the value of philanthropy. It is a group of more than 104 clinicians, clinician-scientists and basic scientists who are impacting and changing the lives of people suffering from chronic diseases, including sepsis, MRSA, cystic fibrosis, type-1 diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. For more information on the Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases, please visit us at or follow us on Twitter @SnyderInstitute.