Research Scientist

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Academic Focus

Research (these are non-physicians)

Clinical Care EFT


Teaching EFT

Participating in UGME, PGME and CBD teaching is expected from all GFT physicians, including clinician-investigators and clinician-scientists.

Formal Teaching (teaching outside clinical care): University undergraduate or graduate level teaching and/or research supervision

Example of formal teaching: All types of graduate teaching and supervision; UG Arts and Science or MD seminars & lectures

Scholarly Activities EFT (#CPAs & Research; not involving clinical activities or teaching)


Example of scholarship: ≥3 peer reviewed papers per year, at least one as first or senior author, with at least 2 appearing in a high impact journal of the field, over a 3 year period. Other #CPAs showing evidence of impact outside local setting. Expected to have a research program supported by national tri-council grants.

Administrative Service (hospital, department, university)

Faculty members are expected to contribute 5 to 10% of their time to service to the hospital, department and/or University. Service to the University includes activities such as serving on committees, grant review panels, work with national societies or the Royal College, etc.) that does not directly benefit the individual.


CPA is a broad term that refers to:

  1. Contributions to the Development of Professional Practices, e.g., health policy development, regulatory committees, setting of standards;
  2. Exemplary Professional Practice, e.g., teaching techniques, educational innovations, curriculum development, models of care innovations (e.g. role of EMR prompts, standardized pathways, pre-printed patient ‘order sets’, on quality and safety of inpatient care or resident experience); leadership in development of professional practice (e.g. tools to enhance physician communication, professionalism); and
  3. Professional Innovation and Creative Excellence, e.g., patient videos, curriculum innovations, use of digital technologies or other devices to improve care and outcomes


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