March 29, 2017

Why TRP?

“I gained so many technical and soft skills for creative and empathetic problem-solving! …[it] rewired my brain.” –Cheryl.


The Translational Research Program (TRP) is a Professional Masters in Health Science at the Faculty of Medicine, the University of Toronto that teaches a systematic approach utilizing design thinking to identify gaps and mobilize discoveries towards needs-driven innovations to improve health.

Learn how to use innovative design thinking to identify knowledge gaps and/or discoveries in health sciences and utilize core competencies to work on applied solutions to improve patient experiences and healthcare delivery.

  • Two-year Professional Master’s Degree, course-based with capstone project
  • Approved pathway for the Clinician Investigator Program (CIP) designation
  • Learn how to apply design thinking to improve patient experiences
  • Courses are flexible and modular to accommodate working professionals
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary leaders in healthcare, research, government, and industry to champion change

You “learn by doing” in a self-directed environment that helps you focus on personal development, collaborative problem-solving and health science focused innovation strategies. Through experiential learning, seminar discussions, case studies, and action, you will learn:

  • Core translational skills and competencies,
  • A systematic approach to investigation, study, and production of innovative solutions for health & care
  • An action-oriented methodology for human-centered (patient, physician, population, etc.,) outcomes that benefit individuals, institutions, communities and global health.

Competencies and Skills
Working and networking directly with researchers, experts, industry and government stakeholders, students develop core skills including:

  • Critical thinking
  • Creativity
  • Problem solving
  • Effective communication
  • Leadership
  • Team building
  • Collaboration
  • Networking
  • Risk management


“TRP has revolutionized my thinking. Many of the mentors in the program are at the top of their game and have been a valuable resource.  The ability to make meaningful connections with faculty, mentors and peers is second to none.  This has allowed me to develop professionally and personally.”

– Clyde Matava, Anesthesiologist, MHSC Student