The Translational Research Program could be your next step in your career in impactful health research.




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. 


  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


1. SGS Application Form

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

2. Fees

You must pay your Application Fee before we are able to see your materials.

3. Review

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

4. Interview

Applicants with completed applications who fit our program are contacted for an interview.  Interviews are done in person for local applicants and online for non-colocated applicants.

5. Selection

Following the interview, our Program Committee meets to deliberate on interviewed candidates.  The Committee summarizes your file and makes a recommendation on your application (Recommend, Reject or More Information Needed).

6. Approval

The IMS Admissions Committee or its designate(s) review the applications.  Recommended applications who meet the program requirements are approved for an SGS admissions offer.  Other files are issued rejection letters or are designated with specific conditions that need to be cleared before reconsideration.

7. Offer

Successful applicants will receive a letter of offer (a PDF and a hardcopy).   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 then assisted with fee payment.  Candidates may not register until fees are paid or deferred.


Interview 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.

Assessment After the interview, your application documents and TRP assessment are forwarded to the IMS Program and Admissions Committee for review. Upon review, the IMS 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.

Notification 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 (to 20 – 25 students per cohort), not all applicants who meet the minimum requirements are made offers of admission.



Application Deadlines



Early Application: Feb 15, 2019

Documentation: March 1, 2019

Interviews: March 19-29, 2019

Application: March 1, 2019

Documentation: March 30, 3019

Interviews: April 8-15, 2019


Final Application: June 1, 2019

Documentation: June 15, 2019


*Students who are accepted as part of the early review process may start taking modules during the summer that will be counted towards their program requirements.


Rolling Admission

New cohorts start every September. We do not currently offer a January start.  Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis for the next September’s cohort.



Tuition is set centrally by the university. Domestic Fee: 2019/20 year tuition is scheduled to be $10,550 a year for domestic students. International Fee: 2019/20 year tuition is scheduled to be $32,790 a year for international students. The incidental fees have not yet been set for 2019/20. For more information on fees visit the SGS website and the U of T’s Fees website.  

Please note, as the TRP is a professional program there is no stipend or living allowance provided to students.  However, there are many funding opportunities internally and externally.  Visit the SGS’s Financing website.


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Lunch & Learn: Translating Research into Innovations at Sunnybrook

Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 12-1 pm (EST)