Clinical Investigator Program

Resident working in research lab


The Clinical Investigator Program (CIP) at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry is a Royal College program for residents that provides a research-rich training environment. The Program is intended for residents who have not yet completed their residency and provides the opportunity to complete a graduate degree accompanied with specialized research training. The intent is that residents will complete their core years and then enter the CIP.

Residents in the CIP must be in a graduate program offered through one of the basic science departments at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry. During the program, which is normally two years, residents will pursue research through their graduate program and as well, will participate in a research seminar series focused on the development of clinical investigators.

Program Information

  • The CIP is accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
  • The CIP provides a training option which provides early integration of clinical and research training that is an attractive option for research minded individuals.
  • The CIP supports 24 months of continuous research training.
  • Retroactive recognition of research activities is NOT permitted.
  • There are 2 - 4 spots available in the program each year.

Application Process:

Deadline for applications: Monday, January 9, 2023

  • CIP application form (Word) (PDF)

Contact Email:

Program Administrator: Stacey Bastien

Program Director: Jim Lewis, MD, FRCPC