Department of Psychiatry

Clinician Scientist Program







The Clinician Scientist Program (CSP) was established in 1999 in order to address the pressing need for more clinician scientists in psychiatry, a medical specialty traditionally under-represented in research. At the University of Toronto we have developed a two-stage program with the goal of fostering the development of the next generation of clinician scientists in psychiatry. A network of expert mentors, a seminar series, protected time for longitudinal research opportunities, and conference travel support, are key components of the program.

A unique aspect of the CSP is its emphasis on motivating interest in research at the earliest stages of psychiatric training. The PRE-GRADUATE STREAM is intended to appeal to junior residents and/or residents who would like to gain more experience doing research. The GRADUATE STREAM is for residents who are enrolled in research-focused graduate school programs.

For more details on the application process, click here. Applications are due biannually on April 15 and November 1 and should be submitted electronically to

Another unique aspect of the CSP is the active involvement of residents in the program leadership. A CSP Chief Resident, along with a CSP Resident Executive Committee work hand in hand with the Director and Faculty Advisory Committee to deliver the best possible experience for trainees.

Please enjoy our website, and check out some of our residents’ amazing work currently underway.

If you are interested in learning more, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Director, Clinician Scientist Program:
Benjamin I. Goldstein, MD, PhD, FRCPC
Associate Professor
Departments of Psychiatry, Pharmacology, and Psychological Clinical Science
Director, Clinician Scientist Program, Department of Psychiatry
University of Toronto
Director, Centre for Youth Bipolar Disorder
Director of Research, Department of Psychiatry
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre