CIP trainees must be enrolled in a University of Toronto Royal College specialty/subspecialty 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. In certain exceptional circumstances, consideration can be given to Canadian/eligible applicants from other Ontario universities.
Residents have entered the program from a wide variety of specialties and subspecialties such as Anaesthesia, Community Medicine, Ophthalmology, Paediatrics, Psychiatry, Radiation Oncology, and Surgery. Residents are encouraged to apply and enroll in the CIP as early as possible in their postgraduate medical training program. Graduate Units that have participated in the program include Institute of Medical Science, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Public Health, Education, Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, Medical Biophysics, Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering and Physiology.
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.