Education Programs

​​​​​​​We offer 5 training programs:


Training Program in Regenerative Medicine (TPRM)

The Training Program in Regenerative Medicine intends to improve the mentoring and training environment for health researchers in Canada and foster collaborative team research across disciplines, knowledge translation and professional skills.  The program offers a graduate course in regenerative medicine within the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine, School of Graduate Studies, Institute of Medical Science

The program's objectives are:

  • Produce the next generation of scientists to meet the needs of Canada's health community.
  • Instil​ in trainees an interdisciplinary approach to the understanding and treatment of organ failure.
  • Build capacity within the regenerative medicine field by increasing the number of trainees who remain in the field with positions in either academic institutions, industry or government.
  • Expand the program from a national to an international level. 

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Multi-Organ Transplant Student Research Training Program (MOTSRTP)

The Multi-Organ Transplant Student Research Training Program is a unique student program, organized by UHN's Ajmera Transplant Centre, that offers a curriculum for undergraduates and students in professional and graduate schools.

Trainees are educated and trained in the foundations of clinical research, realizing the program's mission to integrate education and research training into clinical practice. Through weekly research seminars, discussion forums, direct research training and clinical observations, the program provides students with the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills they have gained through research-oriented assignments to major health services-related projects that will contribute to the growing field of knowledge in transplantation. 

Our bi-annual newsletter, Transplant Connections, showcases the accomplishments of our mentors and trainees.

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Advanced Student Placement Integrating Research Education (ASPIRE)

The Advanced Student Placement Integrating Research Education is a pilot initiative launched by the Multi-Organ Transplant Student Research Training Program (see above). The program is geared to high-achieving students who are completing their final year of secondary school, and provides students with an opportunity to gain both education and work experience in a clinical research environment. 

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Summer Program in Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (SPICE & B)

The Summer Program in Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (SPICE & B) is an initiative developed through a joint partnership between the Centre for Renal Research: Information Technology, Innovation, Quality and Education (CR2ITIQuE) and UHN's Ajmera Transplant Centre. The core objective is to nurture the culture of clinical research by building on the current research knowledge base of clinical trainees and staff within UHN's ​Ajmera Transplant Centre.

The program is a series of well-planned lectures and workshops designed to educate participants about basic principles of epidemiological research design, systematic reviews and meta-analysis. Emphasis is placed on the understanding of the proper application of these core principles and their interpretation in clinical practice.

For more information, please email the coordinator of the program. 

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Note: The deadline has been extended to May 30, 2021.

Transplant Summer Program

Eligible undergraduate students and medical trainees in the Ajmera Transplant Centre at UHN, SickKids transplant centre, and St. Michael’s kidney program can apply for the Transplant Summer Program offered by the University of Toronto Transplant Institute. The transplant summer program offers students a 10-week (June 4, 2020 – August 6, 2020) experience in a laboratory or clinical setting in the University of Toronto transplant institute community. This is a great platform for students to work with distinguished faculty members, develop sound research methodologies and gain excellent mentorship. The program will conclude with a Summer Research Day on August 6th where students will be given the opportunity to showcase their research findings through oral presentations.

Students are required to secure their own supervisor/principal investigator by contacting supervisor(s) directly, before submitting their application. Students are expected to be present for the complete duration of the program.