There is a strong support at Queen’s University and its affiliated teaching hospitals, Clinical Researchers, Basic Science Researchers and Department Heads for the Clinician Investigator Program. Furthermore, there is strong support from Dean Richard Reznick who has made research a priority in the School of Medicine.
The School of Medicine has $80- $85 million for research funding annually and has been successful in establishing CIHR (SITHR) and NSERC (CREATE) funded training programs in the areas of cancer, gastrointestinal diseases and musculoskelal diseases that are open to a wide range of trainees. There are over 70 well-funded laboratories within active multidisciplinary research groups that include:
- Cardiac, Circulatory and Respiratory Health
- Community Health and Epidemiology
- Emergency Medicine and Injury
- Gastrointestinal Diseases
- Health Services and Policy
- Human Mobility
- Mental Health
- Obesity and Research Education
- Protein Function Discovery
- Reproductive and Developmental Origins of Health, Disability and Disease
The overall mandate of the Clinician Investigator Program 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.
If you are interested in applying to the Clinician Investigator Program or would like to obtain more information, please contact me by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or through the office of Postgraduate Medical Education at 70 Barrie Street Kingston, ON K7L 3N6 Telephone: (613) 533-2543 Fax: (613) 533-2132.