Research Training Opportunities
DFCM's Clinical Research Certificate Program
The Clinical Research Certificate Program is a research training program offered through the DFCM. Completion of the certificate will significantly enhance your ability to understand, effectively use, engage in, and collaborate in research. Students will complete two required courses that provide an introduction to research methods in family and primary care, a practicum for hands-on practice, and an elective. The Clinical Research Certificate will be issued by the Office of Continuing Education and Professional Development.
Research Training Opportunities Outside DFCM
You are additionally encouraged to access resources available at:
- Centre for Faculty Development (CFD) is a partnership between the University of Toronto and St. Michael’s Hospital, with resources available for teaching & education, career development, academic leadership, and research & evaluation
- Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation (CTSI) has resources for teaching support, educational technology, and research on teaching
- The Wilson Centre hosts a series of intensive workshops on education research, qualitative research, presentation skills and more.
Undergraduate Research Opportunities
The Comprehensive Research Experience for Medical Students (CREMS) is meant to be a unique research program in Canada that allows interested medical students to gain extracurricular research experiences in two structured programs:
CREMS Summer Program is a 12 week program open to first and second year medical students. The student will receive $5,500, of which $2,750 is from the CREMS Program and $2,750 from the student’s research supervisor (the DFCM will contribute 50% of this amount if the research supervisor does not have sufficient funds).
CREMS Research Scholar Program is a 20 month program beginning in January and is open to first year medical students. The student will receive $15,000, of which $7,500 is from the CREMS Program and $7,500 from the student’s research supervisor (the DFCM will contribute 50% of this amount if the research supervisor does not have sufficient funds).
Course and Mentorship Opportunities
The second year Determinants of Community Health (DOCH 2) course, Researching Health in the Community, includes a research placement where students are involved in a research project, or apply previously learned research methodology within a community setting.
Opportunities also exist for students during their pre-clerkship to shadow family medicine researchers who provide clinical care.
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