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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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, 2017 (for funding in the July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019 academic year).

Contact Sharon Ciraolo for further information.


  • Dr. Michael Livingston: 2015 Outstanding Oral Presentation (one of), "Which children with empyema are at risk for treatment failure with fibrinolytics? A multicenter cohort study".
  • Dr. Nathan Evaniew: 2015 Excellence in Poster Presentations (one of), "Strategies to improve the credibility of meta-analyses in spine surgery: A systematic survey."
  • Dr. Daniel Hoppe: 2014 Stephen Abrahamson Award for Outstanding Innovation, Innovations in Medical Education Conference, Los Angeles, "The Use of Video in Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery to Improve Patient Satisfaction".


FHS Research Plenary, May 2015

Dr. Michael Livingston, Oral Presentation

Michael Livingston

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