The second and third years of the Core Fellowship Program are primarily focused on research training. There are a vast number of opportunities for high caliber clinical, translational or basic science research within the division, within the SickKids Research Institute and at the University of Toronto. The Research Institute (RI) is the largest hospital-based research program in Canada, and is among the largest paediatric research programs in the world. The multidisciplinary structure of the RI encourages collaborative research, as does its new home in the Peter Gilgen Centre for Research and Learning. Areas for research training are chosen by discussion between the trainee and potential supervisors, according to the interest of the trainee and the interests and expertise within our division and the RI.
Specific areas of research within the division include basic science, clinical and translational science, epidemiology and education. For specific research themes within the division please refer to staff research activities in the link below.
Trainees can undertake a postgraduate degree program (M.Sc, M.Ed, PhD) offered at the University of Toronto (e.g., programs in Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Institute of Medical Sciences, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Department of Physiology or Department of Pathology Laboratory Medicine) or distance education programs offered by other Universities. A substantial number of trainees (50 per cent over the last decade) have pursued concurrent degrees during their research training.