Minimum Requirements

  • Four-year undergraduate degree in a clinical health profession, with clinical training, from an accredited University (BScN, BScOT, BScPT, BSc(Pharm), DMD, MD, MScN, etc.) with at least a B+ standing in the last two years of study.
  • Relevant research experience.  Most successful applicants have been engaged in research projects and will have published (a number) of peer-reviewed manuscripts already.
  • Commitment to a career in research as an independent investigator able to compete for peer-reviewed funding.
  • Applicants are expected to have a minimum release time of 3 of 5 / 5 of 7 days per week in both thesis and non-thesis program options.


  • Transcripts  
    • Transcripts must be scanned and uploaded to the SGS application website from all post-secondary institutions. Official transcripts will be required if you are selected to move forward to the interview stage. 
    • Grade legends and translations should accompany international transcripts.
    • If you do not have a transcript from your residency program you can provide a letter from your residency program outlining the details of your training (how long and where). We will use this letter as a transcript for your residency. 
  • The letter of intent should be concise and relevant. Think about addressing your previous education, reasons for wanting to enrol in CEHCR, future career goals and research interests as they apply to CEHCR. It is also a great place to elaborate on any funding or supervision arrangements and clinical obligations during your studies.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Proof of funding and protected time from the clinical program, fellowship director or employer (these are required after acceptance into the program).

CEHCR applicants will need to complete a background information/additional information form which can be downloaded from the SGS application portal. This document must be completed and uploaded by the deadline or your application may not be considered.


It is not necessary for applicants to identify a potential supervisor on their own. However, it is often helpful for applicants to discuss potential projects with an expert in their area of research, as this will help propose a worthwhile study in the application. If applicants are able to make contact with a potential supervisor, this would strengthen the application. Review Faculty Profiles (as well as their areas of methodologic expertise) and Research and Initiatives to find potential supervisors that align with your research interests. Please make sure that you have met all of the application/eligibility requirements before contacting potential supervisors.

Reference Letters

Two confidential letters of reference are required from academic and/or professional supervisors or other appropriate contacts. The application process includes supplying institutional email addresses of the two referees that will receive an email with a link to an online reference letter form.

Finance Your Degree

At IHPME, we offer a variety of financial supports to help you succeed in our graduate programs.

Connect with Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research (CEHCR)

CEHCR Program Director

Sindhu Johnson
Phone Number: 416-603-6417
Email Address: sindhu.johnson@​

Oversees management of the CEHCR program.

CEHCR Associate Director

Nick Daneman
Email Address: nick.daneman@​

Co-leads the management of the Clinical Epidemiology and Healthcare Research (CEHCR) program.

Graduate Administrator

Zoe Downie-Ross
Phone Number: (416) 946-3486
Email Address: ihpme.grad.admin@​

Coordinates student records, graduate funding, and student-related awards.

Graduate Admissions

Christina Lopez
Email Address: ihpme.admissions@​

Manages admissions and responds to all related inquiries.

Graduate Assistant

Nadia Ismail
Phone Number: (416) 946-4100
Email Address: ihpme.grad.assist@​

Coordinates various graduate initiatives including defences, student events, and graduation.

Program Assistant – CEHCR

Aileen O’Dowd
Email Address:​

Manages the CEHCR courses including course enrolment, grades, and access to Quercus. For admissions inquiries contact

Graduate Placements

Christina Lopez
Phone Number: (416) 978-1108
Email Address: ihpme.placements@​

Coordinates details involving student placement and experiential learning