Other Training Programs and Links
The Centre places a priority on training the next generation of cardiovascular researchers. As with its other programs, the Centre applies the general operating principles of developing programs for strategically identified niches in the training area, and supporting existing programs through collaboration.
Those interested in pursuing a research career in cardiovascular science have two main, intersecting routes that can be taken. Following completion of a BSc, students can enter graduate school, to pursue a MSc and PhD in cardiovascular related sciences. Those completing training as a physician may participate in research programs during or after their residency. There are also a number of programs which combine research and clinical studies, such as the Clinician Scientist program, Institute of Medical Sciences, Surgeon Scientist Program and MD/PhD program.
Trainees wondering how to start their career in cardiovascular studies should consider which specific topics in cardiovascular science are of interest to them. It may be useful to peruse the list of Centre Members, where there is a brief write up of each Member's research interests. Members should be contacted directly to determine if he or she is taking on new trainees currently.
Students interested in graduate studies in the cardiovascular sciences at the University of Toronto will need to apply to the School of Graduate Studies. They will also need to be registered in a department affiliated with the School of Graduate studies. It should be noted that the Centre does not confer graduate degrees, but each member of the Centre is also appointed to a University of Toronto department or division and many can accept graduate students. Examples include the Physiology Department, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology and the Faculty of Physical Education and Health. Once students have enrolled in the School of Graduate Studies, it is recommended that they consider joining the Cardiovascular Sciences Collaborative Program. This multidisciplinary program is supported by the Centre and has a goal of developing graduate research across departmental boundaries.
Students and fellows looking for funding to support during their training program should review the Funding opportunities for Trainees.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Doctoral Research Award
Deadline: October 15, 2012
Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship
Deadline: November 1, 2012
Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada
Doctoral Research Award (Will not be offered in 2012-2013)
Deadline: November 1, 2012
U of T School of Graduate Studies
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