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Research program initiatives for students and volunteers at William Osler Health System

The William Osler Health System Summer Student Research Program (SSRP-2020) is for students of various backgrounds (minimum two years of undergraduate completed) to gain experience in conducting research and for staff to receive resource support and assist them in bringing research and quality improvement (QI) projects to fruition.

This program is available to undergraduate, graduate and medical students as well as high level, foreign-trained professionals who would like to gain experience in a medical research/Quality improvement settings as volunteers or as part of their educational program. Our goal is to match the qualifications of students to potential research projects. Students interested in assisting with research at Osler during the summer months (May to August) are encouraged to apply by emailing their 1) resume, 2) cover letter and 3) completed application form to the Coordinator of the Research Department.

Researchers interested in participating in the SSRP-2020 must submit an abstract outlining the details of your study, the student’s potential responsibilities (may include: literature reviews, Research Ethics Board (REB) Submission, data collection, data analysis, as well as presentation, abstract or article preparation etc.), if there is a work space available for them in your unit, and how many hours a week this student will be needed. Researchers may use this Template for Researcher Abstract Submissions. The Research department will be using the information submitted to select the research studies and match the most suitable Research Student Assistant for the project. 

At the end of the SSRP-2020, enrolled students will be required to complete a poster presentation with a summary of the Research conducted throughout the summer and present this information to the organization. 

READ MORE: Take a look at the 2019 summer student research projects

Osler’s Research Department is also now accepting applications from the volunteer Research Assistants on a rolling basis from various educational backgrounds (minimum two years of undergraduate degree or college diploma completed). Volunteers interested in being a part of clinical research at Osler are encouraged to apply by emailing their 1) resume, 2) cover letter to the Coordinator of the Research Department.

If you have any question and for more information on the SSRP-2020, please contact the Research Department at 905-494-2120 x56762 or contact Dr. Ravi Bhargava, Corporate Manager of Research and Dr. Ronald Heslegrave, Corporate Chief of Research. 

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