SickKids is committed to training the next generation of leaders in paediatric research, education and clinical care. Through the discovery and application of new knowledge, the GFCC can make a significant impact on the future of children and their families who are suffering with cancer, providing them with hope and healing that might not have been available to them before.
Last year, nearly 200 students and fellows from 24 different countries received training through the GFCC. These trainees increase our ability to provide exemplary clinical care to children with cancer and to conduct ground-breaking research that will lead to new treatments and therapies. Through a broad spectrum of activities such as workshops, seminars and symposia, the GFCC helps facilitate enhanced research collaborations at SickKids and around the world.
The GFCC also provides funding to support students and fellows to be trained by SickKids' world-renowned clinicians, clinician-scientists and basic science researchers. The training model offered to future physicians at the GFCC promotes and facilitates an optimal environment for learning and success.