Clinician Scientist Program-How to Apply
Please read the following summaries first. Applications should be submitted electronically to Robert Gardin (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you qualify and are interested in applying, download all documents below.
Application Deadlines: Annually on April 15th (or next business day)
- One copy of the CSP Application Form
- Personal statement by the candidate related to why he/she wants to engage in research training.
- Your Curriculum Vitae.
- Letter of support from an identified supervisor in the Department (download a full list of supervisors).
The letter should outline:
- A proposed research project.
- An assessment of the candidate’s potential as a researcher.
- A statement of the supervisor’s commitment to supervising the resident in the PGY-3 to PGY-4 years and two months in the PGY-1 year.
- Commitment to complete biannual progress reports.
- An independent letter of support from an additional referee to include more information on the candidate and an assessment of candidate’s track record.
* PGY1-2 residents who wish to be considered for early entry to the general stream should contract the Director and chief resident of the CSP in advance.
Application Deadline: Annually on April 15th (or next business day)
- One copy of the CSP Application Form with description of proposed research (3 additional pages to be appended). Please note, if you are applying to graduate school and have completed an application package, appending your graduate school application to this form will suffice for an overview of your research project.
- Personal statement by the candidate related to why he/she wants to engage in research training
- Curriculum Vitae
- Letter of support from an identified supervisor in the Department (download a full list of supervisors). The letter should outline:
- A description of the potential research project
- An assessment of the candidate’s potential as a researcher
- The supervisor’s statement of commitment to supervise the CSP resident as a graduate student.
- The supervisor’s commitment to writing a yearly report
->Please note, students are encouraged to seek the supervisor that most closely reflects their research interests. However, CSP residents who wish to receive supervision from a supervisor who is not on the approved list will be required to identify a supervisor who is on the list as the primary supervisor.
- Two additional letters of support attesting to the CSP applicant’s potential as a researcher and an evaluation of his/her academic track record.
- Proof of enrollment in a graduate program or of having applied to a graduate program.
Although each proposed project will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, several guiding principles will apply in the majority of cases. These principles are intended to converge with the requirements and expectations of the faculty of medicine’s Clinician Investigator Program.
- Projects should be data-driven. Although literature reviews and meta-analyses are important, they are not generally sufficient for a CSP project.
- There should be a balance of learning and opportunities such that the trainee has the opportunity to produce research outputs (e.g. publications, research presentations) while also gaining pragmatic exposure to conducting research (e.g. IRB applications, recruitment, data analysis, etc).