Clinician Investigator Program
In 2012 we offered 1 position at the PGY1 level for candidates committed to the Clinician Investigator Program. Candidates in this stream would complete all the rotations required by the Royal College for training in Diagnostic Radiology. In addition, at approximately the PGY2 or PGY3 year, they would participate in a research program and may enroll in the Clinician Investigator Program at the University of Toronto and concomitantly pursue a Master's or PhD degree. This could be not only in the basic and clinical sciences, but also in clinical epidemiology, medical education or health administration.
Enrollment in the Clinician Investigator Program may lengthen the residency at least 1 year, but if the resident enrolls in the Royal College Clinician Investigator Program this would result in dual certification as a specialist in Diagnostic Radiology and Clinician Investigator with the Royal College. This program is designed to prepare residents to become independent clinician investigators/clinician scientists. Individuals who apply to this program are encouraged to apply to our regular Diagnostic Radiology Program.