ICES Faculty Scholars Program
The ICES Faculty Scholars Program is a two-year, part-time learning opportunity for Ontario-based academic faculty who wish to develop the key skills and gain the necessary ICES experience to obtain an appointment as an ICES scientist. Our goal is to train investigators who are passionate about population health and health services research and to continue broadening the pool of world-class researchers at ICES.
The program provides:
- Training in the use of Ontario's health administrative databases for research
- Seminars on advanced methods relevant to population health research
- Opportunities for collaboration with experts across the ICES network
- Individual project mentorship and data analytic support to develop, execute and publish one or more research studies using Ontario's health administrative databases.
The program was established at ICES Western in 2013 for the faculty of Western University. Beginning in September 2017, the program became open to university faculty across Ontario, allowing faculty to fully participate by leveraging partnerships with other ICES sites and the use of an interactive e-learning environment.
Since its inception, the Faculty Scholars Program has trained over 40 researchers from a variety of disciplines including anaesthesia and perioperative medicine, clinical neurological sciences, epidemiology and biostatistics, family medicine, medicine, nursing, obstetrics and gynaecology, oncology, otolaryngology, paediatrics, psychiatry and surgery.
Faculty scholars have published in a number of high-impact journals in their respective fields, such as the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR) and the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Tuition for the two-year program is $50,000, payable in annual installments of $25,000.
Current and past scholars have accessed funding to assist with tuition from a number of organizations, including:
- Home university faculty, department or division
- Local academic (medical) organizations
- Local research institutes
- Local ICES site
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