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Research Training Centre

Clinician Scientist Training Program

Overview

The Clinician-Scientist Training Program (CSTP) provides clinicians with the tools necessary to function in the future as independent scientists in the field of child health. The program is designed to provide research training at the level of that within a doctoral (PhD) program. The duration of funding will depend on the trainee's progress within the program, and may be available for up to four years from the start date of the PhD program. The trainee will be affiliated with a specific lab, wet bench or patient-based, in which the research will be performed, and will have a clearly defined mentor in the director of the lab in which his/her research is being conducted.

Eligibility

Clinicians, physicians and other paediatric health care practitioners trained in a paediatric clinical discipline, who have demonstrated an ability to engage in research, and who are pursuing a career in research, are eligible to apply to the program. This includes clinicians in paediatric medicine, paediatric surgery and other paediatric health professions, such as nursing, social work, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and respiratory therapy. The mentor must have a scientific appointment in the SickKids Research Institute.

Clinicians must be applying to work in the laboratory or with the team of an approved SickKids Senior Scientist, Scientist, Senior Associate Scientist, or Associate Scientist. Applicants may apply to CSTP before their health practitioner license has been awarded; however, proof of current valid license must be provided before funding can begin. This license must also be valid throughout the duration of funding. The full-time student is required to spend a minimum of 80 per cent of his/her time in research. Clinical commitments cannot exceed 20 per cent or eight daytime hours per week.

*Note: Annual renewal of the award is mandatory and each year students must demonstrate that they have applied for external funding.

Citizenship: Canadian; Permanent Resident; International; Non-Permanent Resident

Degree Level: PhD

Applicant Status: Incoming Students; Continuing Students

Evaluation Criteria

Selection is based on academic performance, publication activity, research/academic or professional leadership and development, characteristics and abilities, and research training environment.

Application Procedures

To apply, please contact the RTC Program Coordinator, Melissa Dalgleish at melissa.dalgleish@sickkids.ca

Next application deadline: Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at noon (12 p.m. EDT).

The Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program (CCHCSP)

The Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program (CCHCSP) provides support for highly qualified child health clinician candidates to develop their requisite knowledge and skills for a career as an independent scientist in child health research. Trainees engage in research training and a core curriculum in one of the participating Child Health Research Training Centres of the CCHCSP.

For more information please visit the CCHCSP website.

To apply, please contact the RTC Program Coordinator, Melissa Dalgleish at melissa.dalgleish@sickkids.ca

Next application deadline: Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at noon (12 p.m. EDT)