Transdisciplinary Understanding and Training on Research - Primary Health Care (TUTOR-PHC)

Transdisciplinary Understanding and Training on Research - Primary Health Care (TUTOR-PHC) is a one-year, pan-Canadian, interdisciplinary research capacity building program that has been training primary and integrated health care researchers and decision-makers from family medicine, nursing, psychology, epidemiology, social work, education, policy and many other disciplines since 2003.

The innovative curriculum of this one-year certificate program in primary health care research skills and interdisciplinary theory & processes includes:

  • An on-site Symposium in the Spring of 2017
  • Two 3-week online research skill development workshops
  • Two 7-8-week online interdisciplinary discussion groups
  • Fall: present your own research project and receive interdisciplinary feedback
  • Winter: work with an interdisciplinary team to create a research proposal

 

Application Procedures

  • Application packages: can be mailed or emailed in separate sections but the SAME NAME must be used on all sections. Signatures are required (faxed, emailed or mailed). For application packages, click here.
  • Official transcripts: If mailed must be in official sealed envelope. If faxed, faxed directly from university transcript office. Only the latest official transcript is needed if attended school in past 10 years.
  • Supervisor and/or Reference forms: If mailed, must be in sealed envelope with signature across seal. If emailed, email must be directly from the supervisor/reference or his/her assistant (not the applicant’s email address).
  • Please DO NOT fax CVs or other large documents.

A confirmation will be sent to you as soon as we receive your package. We will be using your email address for most of our communication with you. If you have a preference for another method, please be sure to advise us at this point.

If you have any questions, please email tutor@uwo.ca

Eligibility Summary

This training program is aimed at primary health care research students and decision makers.

Students could include:

  • Community Based Primary Health Care (CBPHC) Team trainees
  • SPOR Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovations (PIHCI) Network trainees
  • mid-career clinicians
  • post-doctoral fellows
  • residents doing research fellowships
  • graduate students

Eligibility for decision makers:

  • Employed full time in a role that shapes policy or manages programs that are directly relevant to primary health care
    • Typically, employed in ministries of health or regional health authorities with portfolios that include the development or implementation of evidence-informed primary health care policies
    • Institutional duties should include exposure to research or systematic inquiry
  • Firm commitment from employer to a half-day per week of release time to participate
  • Employers may support greater than one applicant, but the trainee selection is at the discretion of the TUTOR-PHC selection committee