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

Application Deadlines for Fall 2021:
For International Students: April 2, 2021
For Domestic Students: June 8, 2021

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Dobson Cup 2020

2nd Place: GynAware

3rd Place: OpAI

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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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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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We acknowledge the support of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

Nous remercions le Conseil de recherches en sciences naturelles et en génie du Canada (CRSNG) de son soutien.

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. Delivered jointly by McGill University, École de technologie supérieure, and the John Molson School of Business and Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at Concordia University, the program offers training in surgical innovation, combining expertise in business, engineering, computer science and surgery. Trainees work in cross-disciplinary teams to learn about the innovation process for new surgical devices. Teaching is delivered by engineers, clinicians, industry experts, entrepreneurs, attorneys and business faculty.

  • 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 



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