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. Statement of Intent
    The statement of intent should outline your interest in health system leadership, leadership aspirations, career goals and learning goals, and experience relevant to health systems. The statement should be no more than 1.5 pages single-spaced.
  3. 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.
    • For those in a residency or fellowship program please provide a letter from your residency or fellowship program outlining the details of your training (how long and where). We will use this letter as a transcript for your residency. 

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 Health Systems 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.

Connect with Health Systems Leadership and Innovation (HSLI)

HSLI Program Director

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

Oversees management of the HSLI 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.

HSLI Program Assistant

Devrim Sen
Phone Number: 416-946-8542
Email Address:​

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

Graduate Placements

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

Coordinates details involving student placement and experiential learning