Making Healthcare Healthier

By Suzanne Robicheau | fall 2016

Looking for a graduate program that prepares students to tackle key issues in health policy research, delivery, and administration? Look to Saint Mary’s new Master of Applied Health Services Research (MAHSR) program, now accepting its first students. Funded by the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation in partnership with the Maritime SPOR SUPPORT Unit, the MAHSR program is offered in collaboration with Memorial University, the University of Prince Edward Island, and the University of New Brunswick. Completed over two years, the program includes eight web-based courses, workshops, residency, and thesis research. “Saint Mary’s has excellent research being pursued in health care systems, patient outcomes, and social, cultural, and environmental factors that affect the health of populations,” says Dr. Kevin Vessey, Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research at Saint Mary’s, “but this is our first graduate program to have health as the main focus.”

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