CIP trainees must be enrolled in a University of Toronto Royal College specialty/subspecialty residency program in the U of T Postgraduate Medical Education and, in addition, applied to/be enrolled in a full-time graduate program at U of T leading to a M.Sc. or Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) for a minimum of two years.
Trainees must have confirmation of 80% time dedicated to research and confirmed funding for 2 years.
CIP trainees who do not hold a graduate degree will enroll in a graduate program leading to a M.Sc. or Ph.D. degree at the University of Toronto and must fulfill admission requirements of the participating graduate unit; applicants are reviewed by both the Graduate Admissions Committee of the respective graduate unit and the CIP Committee.
Qualified applicants who have already completed a Ph.D. degree (e.g. graduates of a M.D./Ph.D. program) are encouraged to apply and, if accepted, will enter the CIP as a postdoctoral fellow. For such individuals, the CIP will provide an opportunity to integrate research and clinical care to add to their previous research experience in an appropriate mentoring environment.