• Web-based Educational Modules Web-based modules have been developed as a source for key information and resources available. The goal of this resource is to allow access by trainees and facilitators at any time to serve as the major reference point for orientation.
  • Interactive Educational Session At each training centre, a coordinator from the centre will recruit trainees of the CCHCSP and others in the organization who have a career goal of becoming a Clinician Scientist. The study group will meet regularly with facilitators who will work with them to complete each of the sections. The coordinator’s responsibility will be to find a suitable place for the meeting, to identify the most appropriate facilitator(s) for each of the sections as they proceed and select a group of five or six trainees committed to becoming a child health Clinician Scientist as a long-term career goal.
  • Weekend Educational Retreats Three times annually a 1-1/2 day educational retreat will be held. This will provide an opportunity to complete special projects, and for each of the sites to be linked by video conferencing for a special educational focus. Video conferencing will provide a personalized and spontaneous component to the educational program, which will allow each of the sites to gain from the presentation and interaction of any individual, national or international stature in a specific area of knowledge.

Core Teaching Modules

  •  Research Ethics and Integrity
  •  Research Design and Analytic Methods
  •  Intellectual Property, Commercialization, Contracts and Conflicts of Interest
  •  Mentoring/Supervising Research Trainees
  •  Oral and Written Communication Skills
  •  Tools of Research
  •  Management of People, Time and Resources
  •  Child Health Policy Development
  • Each of the modules has been developed by experts in these areas. During the development of these modules, and especially as trainees participate, we will be particularly interested in receiving feedback in order to improve upon the program that we envision.


Over a two year span, the participant must be present and participate in 10 organized CCHCSP sessions/meetings. Of particular note are the following provisions:

  •  Completing the case and questions online, but not being present at the case meeting, does not meet the requirements for participation and cannot be counted as a session.
  •  Questions on the online curriculum are encouraged but not mandatory (There are no questions associated with Cases A-E)
  •  Sessions can be based on one of the online cases discussed in a group meeting (moderated by the Centre Leader or designate moderator).
  •  Cases which require two sessions to thoroughly discuss all the questions/issues, will be counted as two sessions.
  •  An invited speaker on a topic related to the themes of the CCHCSP curriculum (including research methods, career planning, mentorship, etc) will also be counted as a session.
  •  The Centre Leader should keep track of participation with a sign-in sheet and the participants' active involvement and contributions to the session.