Program Requirements

Compliance with the following will help keep you on track during your training:

1. Protected time for Research: As a CIP Trainee you have been granted 80% protected time for research by your clinical program supervisor. As such, a return to rotations is not allowable until you have completed two years (24 months) in the program.

2. In-training Evaluation Report (ITER): It is important that your program/thesis committee and supervisor adequately assess your progress at regular intervals. Your supervisor will need to submit your evaluation report to the CIP office via POWER or for those no longer registered on the system, a paper evaluation. For IMS trainees, the CIP ITER is used in lieu of the IMS PAC report, but NOT vice versa because the CIP ITER is more detailed and is CanMEDS compliant. The ITER must be submitted every six months (ie., when your thesis committee meets with you) for trainees in a Master’s program; PhD trainees can submit annually after the first two years. Postdoctoral trainees submit every six months until completion.

3. Seminar Attendance: All CIP trainees must attend the CIP seminar series at least in their first two years. To complete Royal College CIP, you will need to obtain a minimum of 5.0 full seminar credits, and assist in the planning of one seminar (invite speakers, facilitate on the day of, coordinate with the CIP Coordinator). If you plan to attend a seminar, you must attend the entire seminar, and sign in on the registration sheets provided in order to receive credit.

4. CIPCorEd:  All CIP trainees that started the program in 2011 must complete all units of CIPCorEd, available on the Portal.  All unit tests must be completed with a mark of at least 70% on each.

5. Annual CIP Symposium:  Attendance is mandatory each year while actively engaged in the research phase of the CIP program. The program offers interactive workshops designed to enhance research training and professional development. The CIP Symposium is usually held the fourth week of November.

6. CIP trainees are required to demonstrate proficiency in research ethics. Trainees who enrolled in CIP before January 2011 are required to submit proof of completion to the CIP office of either the online tutorial for the “Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct For Research Involving Humans” (TCPS) offered by the Government of Canada, or of the NIH web-based ethics course “Protection of Human Research Subjects: Computer-Based Training for Researchers”. Alternatively, they can complete Unit 4 of CIPCorEd. Completion time for any of these methods is about two hours.

7. Evaluation of Supervisor and Program: On an annual basis, trainees will have an opportunity to evaluate their supervisors and the research component of their training. The evaluation forms are available through the Portal. We also require this evaluation at the end of the research component of the CIP, through completion of the FITER.

8. Change in Status, Supervision or Sociological Data: Report supervision and contact information changes to the CIP office.

9. “Attestation of Completion”: The Faculty CIP Committee approves the completion of the research component of your training by first reviewing your “Attestation of Completion” report that contains information such as your seminar attendance, ITER submissions, publications, abstracts and conferences attended and thesis defense information. It is thus important to submit this information to the CIP office as soon as you complete your graduate studies.

10. Opportunities for Leadership: There are many opportunities for leadership available within the CIP, including CIP Committee positions and Curriculum planning. If you are interested in leadership, Dr. Rosenblum would be very happy to speak with you.