Health Professions Education Research (HPER)

Providing exciting possibilities for innovative discoveries, creativity, contributions, and solutions to educational problems in the health professions.

Students in class at the Wilson Centre

HPER is designed to promote understanding of education science across disciplines.

The program is deeply rooted in theory and methodological depth, awareness of the various research paradigms and epistemological opportunities, and attention to issues of diversity, inclusion, and reconciliation.

The concentration is a unique offering by IHPME at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health in collaboration with the global leader in health professions education, the Wilson Centre, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, at UHN.

Program Highlights

Lead Impactful Research

Develop research leadership skills in healthcare education and practice with expertise in interdisciplinary health professions research.

Join a world-renowned research community

Connect with a collaborative and highly diverse research community that provides connection, challenge, support, and inspiration.

Collaborate with others

Engage in collaborative projects to build knowledge and expand the impact of health professions education research.

HPER Careers

HPER fosters a community of advanced practitioners who have acquired exceptional knowledge and skills in research design and analysis in the field of health professions education research.

Graduates of this program lead relevant, innovative, and multidisciplinary research to advance and transform education and practice.

People from HPER

Latest Alumni Stories

Naomi Steenhof

Naomi Steenhof shares insights as the first PhD graduate of the HPER program.

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Latest HPER News

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Research and Impact Day 2024: Event Recap

April 30, 2024

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IHPME Team Leads Work on World Bank Report

May 30, 2023

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Panel speakers and moderator from Research and Impact Day 2023

Research and Impact Day 2023: Event Recap

May 19, 2023

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Research and Impact Day 2023

March 22, 2023

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IHPME Students Named 2022 Vanier Scholars

December 19, 2022


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Doctoral students awarded funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

January 13, 2022

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PhD students in the Health Professions Education Research program at IHPME.

Inspired to give: Kimel-Schatzky scholarships invest in tomorrow’s health system leaders

September 7, 2021

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Connect with HPER

HPER Program Director

Maria Mylopoulos
Phone Number: 416-340-3646
Email Address: maria.mylopoulos@​

Oversees management of the HPER Program

HPER Graduate Assistant/ Program Assistant

Cheryl Ku
Phone Number: 416-340-4219
Email Address: ihpme.hper@​

Coordinates HPER, including courses, admissions, defenses, graduation, and student records