Clinician Investigator Training

The Department encourages and supports appropriate surgical residents pursuing a graduate degree in a field of research or education, or an equivalent program of research training. There are a number of options available, but the Department and its residents have been active and successful in the Faculty’s Royal College-accredited Clinician Investigator Program (CIP). The principal goal of the CIP is to foster the development of clinician investigators in a formal educational pathway that integrates a minimum of two years of structured research training with the clinical specialty/subspecialty training requirements of the Royal College.