Health Professions Education Research

Program Director:  Dr. Maria Mylopoulos

The Health Professions Education Research (HPER) doctoral concentration will be offered by the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME), Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, in collaboration with the faculty of the Wilson Centre, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, at UHN. This doctoral program will take advantage of the unique opportunities and strengths of both IHPME and the Wilson Centre and their highly collaborative and multidisciplinary faculties. The program accepted its first cohort in September 2018.

The core curriculum of this unique doctoral program will focus on the multidisciplinary research needed to advance and transform health professions education and practice and promote creative synergies between theory, practice and diverse methodologies. Students will be encouraged to examine complex problems using multifaceted research approaches and to integrate multi-disciplinary perspectives including biomedical and natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities in their research. They will learn a variety of data gathering and analytics procedures, methodological perspectives and epistemological stances. Comprehensive mentorship, collaboration and multi-professional and interdisciplinary research will be the foundational values of this new doctoral concentration.

The doctoral program will draw students from the health, natural and social sciences and humanities with an interest in health professions education.  The initial cohort, in September 2018, will be a maximum of 5 students.

Creating a critical mass of graduates with the skills and resources to develop and implement evidence based educational pathways will enhance health professions education and ultimately contribute to quality health care in Canada and beyond.


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