SickKids is committed to teaching the next generation of health-care providers in Canada. In this section, you can find information about current training opportunities at SickKids.
Paediatric Research Academic Initiative in SickKids Emergency (PRAISE):
Volunteers for the “Paediatric Research Academic Initiative in SickKids Emergency (PRAISE)” Clinical Research Training Program at SickKids function as trainee volunteer research assistants. Volunteers will be trained to help screen and enroll eligible patients into multiple clinical research studies that are currently recruiting in the Emergency Department.
The specific goals of this initiative are to provide a constant research presence in the Emergency Department and to educate and mentor future research and/or health care professionals and to improve recruitment rates to ongoing studies.
The observer process:
An observer is an individual who has requested a period of time at SickKids in order to gain experience. This individual is usually a graduate of an international medical school who is not licensed for practice in Canada. Physicians wishing to gain observer status must apply directly to the department/division they wish to observe. Final approval is granted by the department head and the Medical Advisory Committee if the applicant meets the necessary requirements.
Also see the Research Training Centre for more information on training programs and fellowship information.