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Training Opportunities

To learn more, please contact:

  

Lisa Dolovich, Research Director  (Email)

Sarah Kinzie, Postgraduate Program Director (Email)


 Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students in medicine or other health-related programs may undertake project work under the supervision of a researcher to complete course requirements or gain research experience on a volunteer basis.  Examples of some of the research currently being conducted by faculty can be found on the Department Research Interests and Programs page.

For further information contact:

Lisa Dolovich, Research Director  (Email) – or the project leader in the area of interest


Family Practice Residents

The Residency Research Stream allows interested residents to devote time to developing the skills required to carry out fundable research.  The activities undertaken are flexible to allow for varying level of research experience.  For further information click on Residency Research Stream.

Residents interested in a research experience, to pursue a specific scholarly  interest or skill area for example, can arrange to do a weekly ½ day horizontal Research Elective during their full time family medicine block in one of both of first and second year. Residents may also choose to spend 1 month of their elective time in second year to pursue a more extensive project.  Interested candidates will be linked with a research supervisor.  Projects undertaken could include literature review, tool development, proposal development, survey research, or contributions to the conduct or analysis of an established project in the Department.  

For further information contact:

Lisa Dolovich, Research Director  (Email)

Sarah Kinzie, Postgraduate Program Director (Email)

 
The Academic Fellowship in Education Research is designed to support the development of academic family physicians through exposure to teaching and research activities.  Opportunities to undertake scholarly work in education will be emphasized, supported by linkages with the Program for Educational Research and Development in the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster. This fellowship is funded through the regular (urban) stream.  It could also be combined with graduate studies in health research.  For further information click on Academic Fellowship in Education Research


Doctor of Pharmacy Students:

Doctor of Pharmacy students interested in a research experience can arrange to do a Research Rotation. Interested students will work with their approved supervisor to carry out their rotation activities.  Projects undertaken will focus on pharmacy practice or drug safety and effectiveness and could include literature review, tool development, proposal development, survey research, or contributions to the conduct or analysis of an established project in the Department.  For further information contact:

Lisa Dolovich, Research Director  (Email)

 
Community physicians

The Academic Fellowship in Education Research is designed to support the development of academic family physicians through exposure to teaching and research activities.  Opportunities to undertake scholarly work in education will be emphasized, supported by linkages with the Program for Educational Research and Development in the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster. This fellowship can be undertaken full-time over 2 years, or part-time over a longer period.  The activities undertaken are flexible to accommodate the different research experience and training of candidates; For further information click on Academic Fellowship in Education Research

 
Staff

Training in research-related skills is offered to staff on request.  Sessions can be held for group at Department sites or via videoconference.  Examples include a session on developing a large-format research poster.