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McMaster Faculty of Health Sciences Newsmagazine — Volume 9, Issue 1, Spring 2015

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Message from the Dean
and Vice-President

McMaster's Faculty of Health Sciences is a world leader in developing collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches to teaching and learning. This focus stems from our unique combination of schools of medicine, nursing and rehabilitation science, as well as programs for midwifery, physician assistant, a Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) degree, and many graduate programs in health sciences.

However, our teaching and research increasingly extend beyond our Faculty as students in the health sciences seek to acquire knowledge and skills from multiple areas of study, and researchers require multiple perspectives in order to effectively address complex health questions.

In this issue of Network we highlight the rise of interdisciplinary graduate programs, both within our Faculty as well as those partnered with other Faculties and schools across campus. We explore why more and more students are looking to McMaster for a collaborative educational experience.

One innovative new program that offers such an experience is the Biomedical Discovery and Commercialization Bachelor/Master program. Offered by the Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences of the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, in partnership with the DeGroote School of Business, students are training in biomedical science and business at the same time.

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John G. Kelton, MD