TRAINING & CAREER Development
The integrative nature of the CNTRP provides the opportunity to devise a unique training environment inclusive of both formal academic trainees and CNTRP participants brought together through program collaborations. The Training Program is divided into two main streams.
The Academic Training Program will foster the integrated training of all graduate students, clinical fellows and postdoctoral scholars involved in the research projects and cores. The next generation of transplant physicians surgeons will require an extensive understanding of basic and applied science to implement novel discoveries and therapies into the clinical realm. Ph.D. scientists seeking to work in the truly translational field of transplantation will require a thorough knowledge of the clinical problems facing transplant recipients, and the application of their results to patients and the Canadian population. This cross-fertilization between basic, clinical training, health organization and ethics will be facilitated by the academic training program.
The Professional and Technical Development program will support the training of CNTRP investigators, technical and allied health personnel and all other CNTRP participants. Its goal will be to develop competence in the National Methodology Standards for clinical trials, biorepositories and specific standards of practice in elements of the project and core research proposals.