TUTOR-PHC is a one-year, pan-Canadian, interdisciplinary research capacity building program that has been training primary and integrated health care researchers and decision-makers from family medicine, nursing, psychology, epidemiology, social work, occupational therapy, education, policy and many other disciplines since 2003.

The innovative curriculum of this one-year certificate program in primary health care research skills and interdisciplinary theory & processes includes:

  • An on-site Symposium in the Spring of 2018
  • Two 3-week online research skill development workshops
  • Two 7-8-week online interdisciplinary discussion groups
  • Fall: present your own research project and receive interdisciplinary feedback
  • Winter: work with an interdisciplinary team to create a research proposal

TUTOR-PHC has trained 189 trainees (including the current cohort) since 2003, with the trainees coming from 10 provinces across Canada. The 26 Co-Investigators of TUTOR-PHC that lead the program represent 12 universities, a provincial Health Authority, two discipline governing bodies, several SPOR SUPPORT Units and Primary Health Care Research Units, and disciplines from across the Primary Health Care spectrum.

Why apply?

FREE primary health care research training – including travel to the Symposium

-Earn University Credit & CME credits

-Valuable feedback on your own primary health care research

Mentorship from experienced interdisciplinary primary health care researchers and decision-makers

Interdisciplinary team experience

When is the deadline to apply?

December 1, 2017

For more information, please go to the website at: www.uwo.ca/fammed/csfm/tutor-phc

***Are you interested in working on an existing dataset of a Community Based Primary Health Care team funded by CIHR for quantitative (practice-based surveys, health administrative data), qualitative data (interviews, focus groups, deliberative dialogues), or mixed methods projects? TheTRANSFORMATION Study is seeking an aspiring TUTOR-PHC trainee to sponsor that will have access to this dataset.


Please contact Project Coordinator, Rob Van Hoorn (tutor@uwo.ca) if you are interested in applying.