Shape your Potential

Are you a motivated industry professional, researcher (including MSc or PhD), patient advocate, or practitioner working in health? Looking for an educational experience that will help you drive innovation in your organization? We are looking for extraordinary thought leaders and creative problem-solvers with exceptional achievements who want to make tangible impacts on health innovation.

Admission Requirements

  1. Four-year Honour’s BA or BSc, graduate, or MD degree from a recognized university
  2. Academic credentials and background preparation appropriate to the field of study
  3. A- average in three of the last four years of study (including the final year)
  4. Significant capacity for:
    • Problem-solving
    • Exceptional achievement
    • Research curiosity
    • Passion
    • A depth of professional experiences

Application Process

1. SGS Application Form

To start your application you must go to the School of Graduate Studies Online Application Form.

2. SGS Application Fee

Before we are able to review your materials you must pay the SGS Application Fee.

3. Review

When complete, your application will be reviewed for completeness and fit with our selection criteria.

4. Interview

After your completed application is submitted, strong applicants will be contacted for an interview.  Interviews (usually) are done in person for local applicants and online for applicants outside of the Greater Toronto Area.  The interview is your opportunity to find out more about how the program will fit with your learning objectives and to discuss your circumstances and candidacy.

5. Selection

Following the interview, our Program Committee will review your file and the notes from the interview and make a recommendation on your application (Recommend, Reject, or More Information Needed).

6. Approval

The departmental Admissions Committee or its designate(s) review the recommendations and applications, approve or decline admission offers, and set admission conditions (when applicable) for successful candidates.

7. Offer

Successful applicants will receive a letter of offer (typically a PDF).   Candidates have up to two weeks to make their decisions.  Since enrollment is limited, candidates who commit to the program will have a reserved space that will not be offered to other prospective students.

8. Fees & Registration

Candidates who accept the offer are reserved a position in the next cohort and may register for the program when all applicable fees are paid or deferred.

Application Process


Direct and open discussion is the best way to ensure a match between the program and the applicant. Thus, all eligible applicants who submit completed applications (including LOI, CV, unofficial transcripts, application fee, and 3 referee letters) will be contacted for an interview.


After the interview, your application documents and TRP assessment are forwarded to the Program and Admissions Committee for review. Upon review, the Admissions Committee may issue an “Offer of Admission”.  In some cases, the Committee may make a conditional offer or defer their decision and ask for more documentation.


Successful applicants will be contacted in writing. Since the TRP is a cohort-based program with a limited enrollment, you will be given two weeks to decide whether to accept, reject, or defer your offer, after which other applicants will be contacted. Once the cohort has been established, letters will be sent to the unsuccessful applicants. Since enrollment is limited (25-30 students per cohort), not all applicants who meet the minimum requirements are made offers of admission.

Application Review

We will be conducting interviews on an ongoing basis.  You will be invited for an interview as soon as your application is complete.  Offer letters will be also sent on an ongoing basis.  Prospective students who apply after the cohort places are filled will be offered to join a waiting list.

Important Deadlines for Fall 2022

Applications will open October 21, 2021

Domestic Students

Application Deadline:
June 10, 2022

Documentation Deadline:
June 24, 2022

International Students

Application Deadline:
May 13, 2022

Documentation Deadline:
May 27, 2022

Next Program Info Session: February 16th

Join us at our next information session and find out if the TRP is right for you!

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Next Program Info Session: February 16th

Join us at our next information session and find out if the TRP is right for you!

Spread the word about the TRP!

Download our program brochure to share with your contacts.