Core Curriculum


(These sessions will run monthly (September to May) over a two year cycle so that all trainees will be able to do them). The sessions will be interactive and the trainee must come prepared to discuss any reading material provided ahead of time:

1. CIP Overview and Grant Writing and PSI Grant Submissions
Trainees will understand the goals and objectives of the CIP curriculum and the expectations of the program.  Trainees will understand how to write a grant for peer reviewed funding and understand te whole process for submission.

2. CV's and Salary Award Applications
Trainees will understand how to track and format a curriculum vitae and how to write a Salary Award Application by successfully selling themselves.

3.  Balancing Clinical Work, Research & Life Outside Work
Trainees will have an understanding of the issues surrounding the clinical-research-life balance.

4.  From Trainee to Principal Investigator
Trainees will understand the process of applying for an academic position, the importance of identifying a mentor and the importance of negotiating for protected research time with expecations for productivity.

5. Adding Health Economics to your Research Question
Trainees will understand basic health economics.  They will be able to consider including a health economic question in their study design/grant application, helping hospitals and governments to determine the utility and feasibility of translating your research findings into clinical practice.  The trainees will also have an understanding of ICES and what the process is to carryout population database studies.

6. Technology Transfer (Patents, Copyright, Trademarks, etc.)
Trainees will understand the commercialization of intellectual property: working with university researchers and the business and finance communities to bring the benefits of scientific discovery to the public.

7. Sponsor Initiated vs. Researcher Initiated Research
Trainees will be provided with an overview of different research funding opportunities.  Trainees will understand their rights and obligations when undertaking industry-funded research or signing a contract as a participating centre for a national/international clinical trial or cohort study. 

8.  Knowledge Translation
Trainees will understand what is involved in moving research from the laboratory, the research journal, and the academic conference into the hands of people and organizations who can put it to practical use.

9. Social Media
Trainees will understand how to utilize social media in medical research.