The Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology fosters student research in women's health care and reproduction. Medical research students working with faculty is supported through various research funds. The Finance Committee (FMC) will consider applications, as they are received, based on the schedule below. Faculty may only submit one request per academic year (July 1st to June 30th).
The Clinical Chairs agreed to co-fund the Schulich Medicine & Dentistry (Schulich) summer research activities, with the goal of increasing student interest and participation in research. As a result, the faculty member who will act as the supervisor of a research student must seek approval from the Finance Committee prior to applying for a research student. The Department will fund up to two (2) students per year.
Schulich Medicine & Dentistry's programs for student research are aimed at encouraging undergraduates, medical students, and dentistry students to pursue their interests in biomedical research. Objectives are:
The aim of the Schulich Research Opportunities Program (SROP) is to enrich undergraduate medical and dental education by enabling students to conduct research under the supervision of a Schulich Medicine & Dentistry faculty member.
The program is intended to foster an appreciation for and proficiency with the research process. It will complement other existing programs to foster student research, including Schulich Medicine & Dentistry's Summer Research Training Program (SRTP) and student research opportunities in Dentistry. It is hoped that this program will provide an opportunity for students to learn how research is conducted and will encourage medical and dentistry students to incorporate research activities into their future career plans.
Awards will range from $1,000 to $5,000 in total amount.
In most cases, awards will be 18 months in duration.
The goal of the Summer Research Training Program (SRTP) is to encourage medical students to pursue their interests in medical research. SRTP enables first and second year medical students in Schulich Medicine & Dentistry to work under the supervision of a faculty member on a research project during the summer months, for two years.
Schulich provides funds for two summers, in the form of a stipend, to support STRP participants. Participants will be paid at a rate of $4,500 for an entire summer. Participants are expected to work full-time for 10 weeks on their project.
Students participate in SRTP for ten weeks in each of the summers following the first and second years of the MD program. SRTP requires a two year commitment from both the student and the supervisor.
IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE FACULTY MEMBER TO PROVIDE A CLOSE-OUT REPORT ON THE PROJECT AND A COPY OF THE POSTER/ABSTRACT TO THE FMC WITHIN 30 DAYS OF THE END OF THE AWARD PERIOD.
Applications need to be received and approved at least one month prior to Schulich’s annual application deadline (i.e., an application will not be considered for reimbursement if it has been submitted AFTER the FMC meeting the month prior to Schulich’s deadlines).