Creativity & Humanism

Clinical Health Innovation Program

Dates: 6-month longitudinal program

💻 A Longitudinal virtual learning experience
limited to a cohort of 20 successful applicants

What does the future of healthcare look like and how will YOU engage?
Will you lead the development of new technologies or clinical programs?
Will you support the work of start-ups as a clinical advisor or consultant? 

Explore these opportunities through CHIP – a flexible virtual experience where you will envision future possibilities, identify and manage innovation opportunities, apply your clinical expertise to emerging ventures, and scale ideas to generate socioeconomic impact. You will also be connected to a network of like-minded health professionals and gain access to innovation project opportunities.

CHIP is designed with working health professionals in mind. Completion of this certificate program requires learners to:

Participants may take either 6 or 12 months to complete the program. 


McMaster University Community Members

McMaster Residents/Fellows/Students:
FREE  (But you must register via PGME office)

McMaster Faculty & Affiliated Professionals:
$750 CAD + HST

Participants external to our university

External Residents/Fellows/Students:
$450 CAD + HST

External Healthcare Professionals:
$1250 CAD + HST

Want to
apply to CHIP? 

Application deadlines

July cohort:  Applications  closed

CHIP Education Director

Sarah Lal

Sarrah Lal , MBA (@SarrahML) is an assistant professor in the Division of Education & Innovation (DEI) within the Department of Medicine. She is a entrepreneurship and innovation expert and directs various educational efforts within the Michael G. DeGroote Initiative for Innovation in Healthcare. Currently she is also the lead of the Leadership & Management team in the McMaster Faculty of Health Sciences Program for Faculty Development (@MacPFD). 

Accreditation Statements


This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by the McMaster University Continuing Health Sciences Program for up to 16 Mainpro+ credits.


This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by McMaster University Continuing Health Sciences Education Program.  You may claim a maximum of 16 MOC Section 1 hours (credits are automatically calculated).


Through an agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert Royal College MOC credit to AMA credit can be found at 


Each attendee should only claim the hours they attended.