Surgical Innovation: Masters, Diploma & Certificate Programs

Learn the clinical innovation process embedded in our Surgeon-Scientist-Entrepreneur innovation teams.

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Cross-Disciplinary Graduate Program

We now offer cross-disciplinary graduate programs in Surgical Innovation that equips trainees to enter the clinical technology sector.  

Application Deadlines for Fall 2017:
For International Students: April 30, 2017
For Domestic Students: June 15, 2017

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Innovation at the Cutting Edge funded by NSERC

Research project led by RI-MUHC scientist gets $1.65 M from NSERC for training project CREATE project to prepare students for high-skills work in surgical-devices industry.

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Government of Canada announces a $21.4 million investment in innovative research projects...

Team at McGill University will pioneer a training model that fosters team-oriented innovation for new ground-breaking surgical instruments -- NSERC Press Release - April 14 2016

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Leading medical device entrepreneur joins Dept. of Surgery

Prominent McGill alumnus Steve Arless returned to his alma mater this fall as Professor of Practice in the Faculty of Medicine as part of the new, cutting-edge, Surgical Innovation Program.

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New tools and treatments for surgery, training surgical innovators

The Surgical Innovation Program is a cross-disciplinary graduate program that equips trainees to enter the clinical technology sector. The program is delivered jointly by McGill University, École de technologie supérieure, John Molson School of Business and Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at Concordia University join forces to offer training in Surgical Innovation. They bring together expertise in business, engineering, computer science and surgery. Trainees work in as part of an innovation cross-disciplinary teams to learn about the innovation process for new Surgical Devices by doing it. The program is based on the highly successful innovation model of Needs Identification-Invention-Implementation:

  • First semester: Team building, Needs finding within a clinical environment, Needs screening based on business, engineering and clinical perspectives
  • Second semester: Prototype development, Proof of concept, Business plan
  • Summer semester: Internship with an industry partner

Teaching is delivered by engineers, clinicians, industry experts, entrepreneurs, attorneys and business faculty, and our program follows the approach of Learn & Design & Innovate.

Funded by NSERC