How to apply to the Clinician Scholar Program
- Please read the following information first. Applications should be submitted electronically through the Application Form. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Deadline: April 15 (or next business day) annually.
1. Application form
Current PGY2s and 3s: Clinician Scholar Program General Stream Application Form
Current PGY4s and 5s: Clinican Scholar Program Graduate Stream Application Form
2. Files for upload on Application Form:
- Personal statement outlining why you want to engage in education scholarship, quality improvement, or other creative professional activities, (including the social sciences and humanities).
- Your Curriculum Vitae.
- Your Supervisor’s Curriculum Vitae.
- Letter of support from an identified supervisor in the Department.The letter should outline:
- A proposed scholarly project.
- An assessment of the candidate’s potential as a scholar.
- A statement of the supervisor’s commitment to supervising the resident in the PGY-3 to PGY-4 years
- 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.
Although each proposed project will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, several guiding principles will apply in the majority of cases:
• Projects should be data driven. This includes quantitative and qualitative data. Although literature reviews and meta-analyses are important, they are not generally sufficient for a Clinician Scholar Program project.
• There should be a balance of learning, such that the trainee has the opportunity to determine impact/results and produce project deliverables (e.g. publications, presentations), while also gaining pragmatic exposure to conducting scholarship (e.g. REB applications, data collection and analysis, etc.).