Dr. Tobey Audcent
The University of Ottawa Department of Pediatrics is home to a vibrant research culture featuring internationally recognized programs in bone health, emergency medicine, rare disease and genomic medicine, molecular oncology, neonatal respiratory disease, neuromuscular diseases and sleep medicine, to name but a few. It is upon this background that we announce the Research-Intensive Residency Stream (RIRS), a new sub-stream of the University of Ottawa Pediatrics CMG stream targeting Canadian medical graduates with previous advanced research training (PhD- or MSc-level) with the goal of training the next generation of Clinician-Researchers in Pediatrics. While maintaining the University of Ottawa CMG Pediatrics clinical training requirements, the program features several important additions to foster further development as a researcher: 1) a 4-year program (the PGY4 year provides maximum opportunity for dedicated research time), 2) access to unique supplemental grant and training support in collaboration with the CHEO Research Institute, including augmented Resident Research Grants (up to $10,000 upon successful application) and a dedicated Supervisory Committee (tailored to the individual to ensure clinical and research training goals are being met), 3) opportunities for integration with established research programs both within the University of Ottawa (e.g., Clinician-Investigator Program) and at a national level (e.g., Canadian Child Health Clinician-Scientist Program) and 5) opportunities for interaction with other research-intensive stream residents (at SickKids, Toronto and McMaster, Hamilton), in the form of research retreats and workshops.
Since the clinical training component of the RIRS stream mirrors that of the Pediatrics Residency training program, a parallel application must also be made to the CMG Pediatrics stream. Only documents not included in the CMG Pediatrics application are required for the RIRS application.
RIRS applicants will be reviewed, scored, interviewed (with an additional Research-specific MMI), and ranked with the CMG Pediatrics pool of applicants.