McMaster University

McMaster University

Clinician Investigator Program


The goal of the Clinician Investigator Program (CI Program or CIP) is to provide advice and structured training for future academic clinicians that plan to do research as a key component of their medical career (see CI Program Handbook). The CI Program at McMaster University is one of the largest Clinician Investigator Training Programs in Canada.

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Residents in Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) specialty or subspecialty programs are eligible to apply. Entry is possible during core or subspecialty residency training, or within 6 months of completing a RCPSC residency program. Potential trainees are encouraged to view our presentation on CIP training at McMaster and to consult the CI Program Handbook.

Trainees considering the CIP option should contact the CI Program early, and well in advance of their anticipated research years, to ensure optimal guidance and mentorship in integrating their clinical and research training plans. McMaster's CI Program has 6 one-year funded positions that are allocated by competition. Please consult the CI Program Handbook, and the RCPSC CIP training objective documents for additional information about CIP training at McMaster University and sources of funding.

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CIP MOH Funding:

Six one-year CIP MOH funded positions are available annually, allocated on a competitive basis. CIP is a Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada Program and applicants must be RCPSC eligible.

CIP MOH funding applications are due: September 30, 2018 (for funding in the July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020 academic year).

Contact Sharon Ciraolo for further information.

June 2017 Postgrad Graduation:

C. Kearon, N. Cohen, P. Coroneos, C. CoroneosLeft to right: Clive Kearon (CIP Director), Natasha Cohen (CIP graduate), Poly Coroneos and Christopher Coroneos (CIP graduate). Other graduates, not available for photo: Michael Livingston, Arthur Lau, Mansoor Radwi, Andrew Shih and Deepa Suryanarayan.


Dr. Ziad Solh: 2017 "PSI Graham Farquharson Knowledge Translation Fellowship Award" for Pediatric Transfusion Medicine.

Dr. Nathan Evaniew: 2017 Graduate Program Outstanding Thesis Award: PhD Thesis, "Health Research Methodology in Spine Surgery".

Dr. Emilie Belley-Cote 2017 Graduate Program Excellence Award, PhD Candidate, Health Research Methodology Program.

Dr. Michelle Kameda: 2017 Graduate Program Excellence Award, PhD Candidate, Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences Program.

2017 Faculty of Health Sciences Research Plenary Awards:

Outstanding Oral Presentation:

  • Dr. Reema Shah: (Best in Category) "Thyroid Dysfunction and Cardiovascular Events in Patients with Dysglycemia: An ORIGIN Substudy".
  • Dr. Nazari Dvirnik: "Steroids in Cardiac Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis".

Outstanding Poster Presentation:

  • Dr. Erick Duan: "Characteristics and Risk Stratification of Patients with ICU-acquired Clostridium Difficile Infection: A Multicentre Retrospective Cohort Study".

Excellence in Poster Presentation:

  • Dr. Joana Dionne: "Diarrhea During Critical Illness: Results from the DICE Pilot Study".
  • Dr. Herman Johal: "A Cost-analysis of Treatment Strategies for Comminuted 3 and 4 Part Proximal Humerus Fractures in Elderly Individuals: A Comparison of Conservative and Operative Management Approaches".
  • Dr. Michelle Kameda: Investigating the Role of the RNA Binding Protein, Musashi, in the Tumorigenesis, Maintenance, Dissemination and Treatment of Resistence in Group 3 Medulloblastoma".

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