Enhance your skills as a researcher, clinician, health practitioner, decision maker and shape your potential to lead and drive change to impact human health.


The Program

The Translational Research Program (TRP), is a graduate degree program developed at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto, that has created a framework and curriculum to train highly skilled personnel who are able to generate new ideas; apply creative problem-solving; and navigate complexities and ambiguities assocaited with the translation of knowledge into pateint-centric innovations that improve medicine, health and care. 


Working and networking directly with researchers, experts, industry and government stakeholders, you will develop core (life) skills that will help you throughout your career, including:

  • Adaptable
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking 
  • Effective Communication
  • Initiative
  • Leadership
  • Learn Continuously 
  • Manage & Resolve Conflict
  • Manage Risk
  • Integrity
  • Relationship Management
  • Team Collaboration 


At the end of each year students should be able to demonstrate the ability to:

  • Question assumptions
  • Expand your perspectives & accept new ideas
  • Identify & address stakeholder needs
  • Analyze specific problem & apply knowledge
  • Recognize opportunities
  • Set realistic goals and priorities
  • Collaborate productively with others
  • Communicate clearly and persuasively
  • Learn from failure & apply iterative thinking
  • Try new approaches and methods
  • Apply the Translational Thinking framework
  • Focus on unmet medical needs
  • Establish & maintain networks & partnerships
  • Lead effectively
  • Foster open-mindedness
  • Promote trust, teamwork, and collaboration
  • Negotiate effectively to resolve conflicts
  • Navigate uncertainty
  • Problem-solve creatively
  • Show broad range of skills and knowledge
  • Encourage & experiment with new ideas
  • Identify and manage risk
  • Learn from experiences to mitigate future risk
  • Recognize & reward success


The TRP is a two-year (five-term) course-based professional degree program that requires 8.0 full course equivalents (FCE). To complete the TRP in five terms, students are encouraged to follow the Typical Program Pathway.

  Year 1  Year 2
 Term1 Term2 Term3 Term 4 Term5
Foundations in TR
Rhetoric of Science
Practices & Contexts
Projects in TR
Capstone Project in TR
Modules in TR
Elective Elective


Courses are designed to be flexible and modular to accommodate working professionals.

  • Terms 1 – 2: Courses on Tuesdays and Thursdays
    From 1–7 PM
  • Terms 3 – 5: Majority of required activities will be on Tuesday and Thursdays from 1–7 pm