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. Workshop Attendance: To complete Royal College CIP, all CIP trainees must attend a minimum of 8 workshops, and assist in the planning of these one workshops (invite speakers, facilitate on the day of, coordinate with the CIP Coordinator). If you plan to attend a workshop,  you must attend the entire workshop, and have your attendance noted.
  4. Complete the two (2) required PORCCH Patient Engagement online course modules at
    Patient Engagement 101 Part 1: Foundations of Patient Engagement 
    Patient Engagement 101 Part 2: Patient Engagement in Practice 
    - You must submit the Completion Certificates to the CIP Program Coordinator
  5. Annual CIP Symposium:  Attendance is mandatory each year while actively engaged in the research phase of the CIP program with an attendance to a minimum of two (2) meetings. The program offers interactive workshops designed to enhance research training and professional development. The CIP Symposium is usually held in November/December.
  6. Evaluation of Supervisor and Program: We require this evaluation at the end of the research component of the CIP, through completion of the FITER.
  7. Change in Status, Supervision or Sociological Data: Report supervision and contact information changes to the CIP office.
  8. “Attestation of Completion”: The CIP Competence 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.
  9. 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. Jones would be very happy to speak with you.