Why study an Honours Bachelor of Science in TMM?
Top reasons to pursue an Honours Bachelor of Science in Translational and Molecular Medicine (TMM) at uOttawa’s Faculty of Medicine?
- Unique and innovative learning environment: Designed for students who have already completed two years of study in an undergraduate science program, the two-year Honours Bachelor of Science in Translational and Molecular Medicine (TMM) combines theoretical and practical courses that involve collaboration with the Faculty’s affiliated research institutes at Bruyère, CHEO, Hôpital Montfort, The Ottawa Hospital, The Royal and the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.
- Bilingualism: The program is offered in both French and English, and also includes a course in Science Communication that helps students improve their presentation and networking skills.
- Academic excellence: Launched in 2016, the program’s first cohort of students graduated in the spring of 2018, with 40% of these students going on to a graduate program, and 50% being accepted into an MD program. Furthermore, 75% of TMM students entering the program were awarded a scholarship to complete a lab-based research project.
- Small classes and personal attention: Our classes are small and student-centric, with only 40 students admitted per year, providing them with a chance to interact one-on-one with international experts in the biomedical field.
- State-of-the-art laboratories: The program boasts access to one of the highest number of advanced labs of any undergraduate program in Canada, including facilities for research in bioinformatics, immunology, neurobiology and behavioural sciences, cancer biology, high-end microscopy techniques, systems biology and protein X-ray crystallography.