We offer 6 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.

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.

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

The Winter 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.

Transplant Summer Program

Eligible undergraduate students and medical trainees within the Ajmera Transplant Centre at UHN, SickKids Transplant and Regenerative Medicine Centre, and St. Michael's transplant program can apply for the Transplant Summer Program offered by the University of Toronto Transplant Institute. The transplant summer program offers students an 8-week (June 3, 2023 – August 5, 2023) 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 in August 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 and have been assigned a research project in the field of transplantation.

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Physician Assistant Elective

Are you a passionate and driven Physician Assistant student eager to gain specialized knowledge and hands-on experience in Multi-Organ Transplant? Look no further! We are thrilled to offer an exceptional elective opportunity that will immerse you in the fascinating world of transplant medicine.

About Us

At Ajmera Transplant Centre (ATC) at University Health Network, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional patient care and being at the forefront of medical innovation. The ATC Program performs over 700 transplants a year including lung, heart, liver, kidney and pancreas/islet, small bowel transplants. Our Transplant program is renowned for its groundbreaking research, cutting-edge treatments and compassionate patient-centered care. With a team of leading physicians and transplant specialists, we are dedicated to transforming the lives of patients with transplant needs.

Elective Details

Our Multi-Organ Transplant elective is designed to provide you with a comprehensive and immersive experience in this specialized field. Throughout the elective, you will work under the direction of the supervising Transplant Attending conducting patient interviews; taking medical histories; performing physical examinations; ordering and interpreting tests; diagnosing and treating illness; performing therapeutic or diagnostic procedures, providing medical orders and prescriptions; counseling on preventative health care. There is an opportunity to rotate through various organ transplant groups including transplant nephrology, transplant respirology and transplant infectious diseases.

Gain In-Depth Knowledge

There is an active fellowship program and trainees rotate through the program to learn from the various surgical and medical programs offered. There is a robust education program including grand rounds, didactic trainee rounds, educational workshops and seminars and journal clubs. Learn from our expert physicians about the transplant evaluation process, immunosuppressive therapies and post-transplant management.

Hands-On Experience

Participate in patient rounds, pre-operative assessments and post-operative care, working closely with our medical team to provide optimal patient outcomes.

Research Opportunities

Collaborate with our research team on ongoing studies and contribute to cutting-edge research in Multi-Organ Transplant.

Clinical Exposure

Observe transplant surgeries and other procedures to witness the intricacies of transplantation first-hand.

The Ideal Candidate

We are looking for enthusiastic and dedicated Physician Assistant students with a keen interest in general medicine, nephrology, respirology, infectious diseases, transplantation and patient care. The ideal candidate should:

  • Be currently enrolled in an accredited Physician Assistant program.
  • Have a strong academic record and a passion for learning.
  • Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills to engage with patients and medical professionals.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to patient advocacy and compassionate care.


Our transplant program is based at the Toronto General Hospital site at University Health Network. Conveniently located in Toronto, it offers a vibrant community, excellent amenities and a rich learning environment.

Elective Duration

The Multi-Organ Transplant elective typically runs for 4 weeks and offers flexible options for sub-rotations in transplant nephrology, transplant respirology and transplant infectious diseases as per the student's interests.

Take the Leap into Multi-Organ Transplant

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Ajmera Transplant Centre at UHN, one of the largest and most comprehensive organ transplant programs in North America. Embark on a transformative learning journey and gain valuable insights into the world of Transplantation. This elective will not only enrich your academic experience but also pave the way for a successful career in specialized medicine. To apply, send your updated resume to

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