Excerpt taken from the School of Graduate Studies ‘Meet our Students’ series.
Clive Matava, MHSc Student, Translational Research in the Health Sciences
I am a practicing anesthesiologist, pursuing a master’s degree in the Institute of Medical Science’s translational research program (TRP).
For the longest time, in addition to daily practice, I have had an interest in technological medical innovations and inventions. My job focuses on using and developing new technologies for delivering and improving patient care and safety. The translational paradigm of the TRP has revolutionized my thinking in this regard.
A key feature of the program has been to bring together faculty and students with thinkers whose expertise lies outside of my own areas of specialization. These have ranged from patent lawyers and designers to policy makers and experts in numerous other areas I typically do not interface with.