Call for researcher and decisions-maker applications: Transdisciplinary Understanding and Training on Research – Primary Health Care (TUTOR-PHC) program

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, education, policy and many other disciplines since 2003. This is a well-run and high quality program. The next application deadline is November 2, 2015 (program runs from May 2016 to April 2017). More details on the overall program can be found on their website at:

BC-PHCRN would be pleased to support a graduate student to apply (with a Network member as their supervisor) to the PHC-TUTOR program if they are studying something relevant to the core work of the Network grant: improving the science and reporting of performance measurement in primary care. We could support them by: having a small group conduct a peer review to make the proposal stronger, offering the infrastructure of this network to assist the student in getting their proposed work done (e.g., BC-PHCRN student group to learn from each other, assisting in recruiting participants through posting on our website, etc).

Please contact Patricia Tait, BC-PHCRN Network Manager, if you are interested in putting a student forward (with BCPHCRN support) for this exciting opportunity, or if you have any questions.

Note that trainees from any one of the SPOR Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovation Networks (as well as the community based primary health care teams) would be given preference for admission to other applicants.

Why apply to be part of TUTOR-PHC?

  • FREE primary health care research training – including travel to the Symposium
  • Mentorship from experienced interdisciplinary primary health care researchers and decision-makers
  • Gain the skills to apply research to become more effective at contributing to evidence-informed decision-making
  • Develop confidence in how to work with an interdisciplinary research team
  • Contribute to creating an evidence-informed decision-making culture in your organization

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