SLI FAQs

Who is this program targeted at?

This program is targeted at undergraduate medical students at the University of Toronto and students in residency programs at the University of Toronto.

When does the program start?

The first course in the MSc- SLI program will be offered in the spring/summer 2016 session and then roll out from there.

What will be the class format?

The courses will be offered in a modular fashion.  Many courses are offered in the evening.

How will the courses be evaluated?

In terms of evaluation, these are graduate courses so it is a mix of group and individual course work largely including papers or projects.

Are there details around Practicums?

The structure of the practicum will vary by the project, the team and the setting where the practicum is completed.  There are a certain number of hours that have to be completed but there is flexibility in how that can occur. The practicums are pass/fail and the expectations are negotiated with the practicum coordinator.  If you meet the requirements that you have set for yourself, you pass. There is normally some final paper/project report required.

Is this a Research degree?

The SLI concentration is considered a research program so there is a research component to every course. Depending on your specific research it may be incorporated into the program and there could well be elements from your research that could be explored in specific courses. A thesis in not required for this degree.

How does the SLI concentration compare to the QIPS concentration?

The QIPS concentration is targeted at health professionals who have a QI position – and whose aim is to remain in the QI environment.  The SLI program is targeted at medical students and residents who are interested in leadership positions – within hospitals, professional associations, the Ministry or health/research environments.  QI is one part of a leadership skill set; it is reviewed within the SLI curriculum but not in the depth that is covered in QIPS.

Is funding provided for SLI students?

Students are eligible to apply for the typical sources of external funding.