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 in applying design thinking to identify gaps and mobilize discoveries towards needs-driven innovations to improve health.

Innovative Thinking

Learn how to use innovative 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


Learn by Doing

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-centred (patient, physician, population, etc.,) outcomes that benefit individuals, institutions, communities and global health.


Transferable Skills

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:

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