Graduate Program

CORE offers graduate training primarily in Epidemiology and Health Outcomes research through the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences but also through other affiliated faculties across UBC. Trainees pursue thesis-based MSc and Ph.D. degrees across a range of areas such as pharmacoepidemiology, epidemiology, health economics, biostatistics, and health services research. CORE continues to develop graduate training opportunities that emphasize multidisciplinarity, collaboration, and engagement as reflected in the launch of the Future Leaders in Epidemiology and Health Outcomes (FLIGHT) in 2021. Within FLIGHT, CORE trainees across UBC are unified through various forums including professional development seminars, monthly CORE meetings, research retreats, direct collaborations, and routine daily interactions.

CORE trainees also have opportunities for exposure to numerous future career pathways including clinical, industry, and government/policy environments through CORE faculty members’ extensive collaborative networks. CORE trainees are highly successful in receiving scholarships including Canada Graduate Masters and Doctoral Awards from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships. Finally, CORE graduates have gone on to prominent careers in academia, government, and industry.

Learn more about the MSc and PhD programs

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