Canadian Clinician Investigator Programs


British Columbia

University of British Columbia

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The objective of the UBC Clinician Investigator program is designed to provide a combined research and clinical training stream for residents in Clinical Specialty Programs at UBC, to renew the clinical academic faculty at UBC and other Canadian Medical Schools, and to aid in innovation and advancement of knowledge translation in healthcare in British Columbia.

The program is available to residents enrolled in specialty or subspecialty residency programs accredited by the Royal College who have demonstrated an interest in and a potential for a career as clinician investigators.

For the purpose of this program, health research includes not only the traditional areas of laboratory and clinical biomedical research, but also such fields as economics and management, and social, behavioural and information sciences as they apply to health and disease.

Alberta

University of Alberta

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The Clinician Investigator Program (CIP) is a Faculty-wide Royal College Accredited Program to provide a formal environment for clinical residents to obtain the necessary research training and additional skills to promote their careers as clinician scientists. The research can be done anywhere in the Faculty as long as the proposed supervisor and program are approved by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and the CIP Committee.

University of Calgary

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The University of Calgary’s Clinician Investigator Program (CIP) is a postgraduate medical training program for residents in any specialty or subspecialty who want to develop a strong foundation for a career in clinical research.  It provides a tailored combination of research, clinical and coursework experiences that provide the knowledge, attitudes and technical competence graduates need to be successful in clinical and translational research in their chosen field.  The CIP is recognized and accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians of Canada (RCSPC).

Saskatchewan

University of Saskatchewan

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The Clinician Investigator Program (CIP) is a RCPSC certified program, and is available to residents that have demonstrated interest and potential for a career as a clinical investigator. The program accommodates training in diverse research areas ranging from basic and correlative science studies of disease pathogenesis to epidemiological investigations of social/population determinants of health. 

It is expected that each CIP trainee will develop the specific skills and scholarly attitudes required to perform high quality health research.  Scholarship implies an in-depth understanding of the area of research and the application of current knowledge to clinical practice. The quality of scholarship in the program will, in part, be demonstrated by a spirit of enquiry during clinical discussion, at the bedside, in clinics or in the community, and in seminars, rounds and conferences. 

Two CIP training streams are offered. The Graduate Stream in which applicants enroll in graduate (MSc and PhD) programs at the University of Saskatchewan, and the Postdoctoral Stream designed for residents who already hold a PhD.

Manitoba

University of Manitoba

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The goal of the University of Manitoba Clinician Investigator Program (CIP) is to improve the health of society by providing the next generation of medical and surgical specialists with the leading-edge graduate research training necessary to become successful clinician scientists.

CIP research training can occur either within or immediately after a Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Canada clinical residency program. Eligible areas of research include all four Canadian Institutes of Health Research pillars (biomedical, clinical, population health and health services research) as well as health research in related areas such as economics, education, e-health, engineering, or ethics. Achieving the CIP designation requires a minimum of two years of formal training at the Masters, Doctoral, or Post-Doctoral level. Depending on career stage, CIP training may serve as a formal introduction to research, an intermediate step in research career training, or as the final research training experience prior to faculty appointment. 

Ontario

Northern Ontario School of Medicine

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There is no formal Clinician Investigator Program program, but please contact the medicine residency program office at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine.
McMaster University


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The goal of the Clinician Investigator Program (CI Program or CIP) is to provide advice and structured training for future academic clinicians that plan to do research as a key component of their medical career. The CI Program at McMaster University is one of the largest Clinician Investigator Training Programs in Canada.

CIP training involves a minimum of 2 years of intense research, in the form of graduate or postdoctoral research studies, that must be coordinated with specialty or subspecialty training plans to fulfil McMaster CIP and RCPSC training objectives. CIP training provides individualized mentorship in research and promotes the development of broad and specialized research knowledge, skills and attitudes that are important for future clinician investigators. Academic sessions for McMaster CIP trainees cover a broad range of topics relevant to developing clinician investigators, including advice about career building, grant and manuscript writing and discussion of ethical issues in research.
Western University

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The Clinical Investigator Program (CIP) at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry is a Royal College program for residents or fellows that provides a research-rich training environment. The Program is intended for residents who have not yet completed their residency and provides the opportunity to complete a graduate degree accompanied with specialized research training. The intent is that residents will complete their core years and then enter the CIP.

Residents in the CIP must be in a graduate program offered through one of the basic science departments at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry. During the program, which is normally 2 years, residents will pursue research through their graduate program and as well, will participate in a research seminar series focused on the development of clinical investigators.
University of Toronto
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The goal of the University of Toronto CIP is to educate physicians towards an independent career as a clinical investigator combining medical practice and research. The University of Toronto CIP is an accredited postgraduate medical education program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

University of Toronto CIP residents engage in research in fields spanning the disciplines of biomedical research, clinical research, population health, health economics and policy, and social determinants of health.

The CIP is designed to educate a new generation of physician investigators. Residents who complete the CIP will have engaged in a curriculum that features the knowledge, skills, and attitudes fundamental to embarking on a career in health research. Approximately 70% of the CIP graduates across Canada are engaged in investigative careers as a faculty member.
Queens University

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The Queen’s University Clinician Investigator Program is an intensive, research-based postgraduate medical education program accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC). It aims to develop the next generation of Clinician Scientist research leaders who will have the skill sets to achieve broadbased excellence not only in research but also as clinicians, supervisors/mentors, teachers and academics in general.

The overall mandate of the CIP at Queen’s University is to increase Clinician Scientist research capacity in Canada. We will achieve this by developing the next generation of Clinician Scientist research leaders who will have developed the skill sets to achieve broad-based excellence not only in research but also as clinicians, supervisors/mentors, teachers and academics in general.

The CIP at Queen’s is currently offered as a Graduate Stream leading to obtaining either a Masters or PhD. The Continuous Training (CT) Pathway is a minimum of 24 months of continuous, intensive, research training, which can be done at different points in the residency. The Fractionated Training (FT) Pathway allows for a distribution of a minimum 24 months of research training in periods of three months or longer blocks, with one year of continuous research training. Furthermore, while the current CIP is for a Graduate Stream, we now also offer a Post-graduate Stream for those residents who have already completed a Masters or PhD graduate program and are interested in furthering their research development.
University of Ottawa

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The primary goal of the CIP is to foster the development of clinician investigators by providing a formal postgraduate medical education pathway that fulfils the existing specialty/subspecialty requirements of the Royal College and provides, in addition, a minimum of two years of structured rigorous research training.

Quebec

McGill University

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The major goal of the Clinician Investigator Program (CIP) is to assist in the career development of clinician/investigators in Canada by providing a formalized postgraduate educational program that fulfills the existing clinical specialty/subspecialty training requirements of the Royal College and provides, in addition, a minimum of two years of structured rigorous research training, up to one of the research years may also be credited to fulfill the individual's specialty/subspecialty requirements, in keeping with the requirements of the discipline involved, with joint approval of the Faculty, the CIP Committee and the Program Director. It is preferred that the two years of research be sequential. Exceptions must be approved prospectively by the faculty CIP Committee and the RCPSC must be informed.


Université de Montréal

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There is no formal Clinician Investigator Program program, but please contact the medicine residency program office at the Université de Montréal. 

Nova Scotia

Dalhousie University

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The Dalhousie University Clinician Investigator Program (CIP) is an accredited postgraduate medical education training program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The goal of the CIP is to provide medical residents with structured and rigorous research training—in the midst of their residency—so that they develop the research skills and experience they require to become clinician investigators upon completing their residency. Because of their high level of both clinical and research involvement and training, clinician investigators (also called clinician scientists) are uniquely positioned to lead the way to substantial improvements in clinical practice, service delivery, health policy and other aspects of health care.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Memorial University

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There is no formal Clinician Investigator Program program, but please contact the medicine residency program office at Memorial University. 

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