Minimum Education

Applicants require an overall B+ average or higher in the last two years of an appropriate bachelor’s degree from a recognized university.

Applicants must have healthcare experience and demonstrate an aptitude for innovation and health systems.

Preference will be given to early-career physicians, medical trainees in a Canadian Faculty of Medicine or licensed clinical professionals.


  1. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
    A two-page curriculum vitae (CV) that provides a summary of academic and leadership experience, including:
    1. Undergraduate and graduate education (i.e. degree(s), scholarships or awards)
    2. Paid employment history (role, organization and duration)
    3. Volunteer service history (role, organization and duration)
    4. Accomplishments in athletics, the arts or other domains that reflect leadership and teamwork
  2. Letter of Intent
    The letter of intent should outline your interest in health system leadership, leadership aspirations, career goals and learning goals, and experience relevant to health systems. The letter should be no more than 1.5 pages single-spaced.
  3. Transcripts (scanned copy)
    Transcripts must be scanned and uploaded to the SGS application website. Only students that have been offered admission and accepted will need to provide original transcripts.

Reference Letters

You are required to enter contact details for two referees in the application system. One referee must be a faculty member, who is able to indicate to the admissions committee the applicant’s academic ability and career aspirations, and comment on the applicant’s potential benefit from the MSc in System Leadership and Innovation. The referees 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.

Learn More About the Programs

SLI Program Director

Savithiri Ratnapalan
Email Address: ihpme.sli.prog.dir@​

Oversees management of the SLI Program

SLI Program Assistant

Devrim Sen
Phone Number: 416-946-8542
Email Address: ihpme.sli.program@​

Manages the SLI courses including enrolment, grades, and access to Quercus

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
Phone Number: (416) 978-1108
Email Address: ihpme.admissions@​

Coordinates all IHPME admissions

Graduate Assistant

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

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

Graduate Placements

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

Coordinates details involving student placement and experiential learning