Graduate Students

To train as a graduate student at St. Michael’s Hospital, you must:

  • be enrolled in a Master’s or a PhD program of a graduate school
  • have a supervisor who is appointed as a Scientist/PI at St. Michael’s Hospital as well as a graduate school (e.g. The University of Toronto Institute of Medical Science, School of Graduate Studies, Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, Health Policy Management and Evaluation, etc.)

Visit the Research Training Centre site for more information.

How do I apply?

Find a potential research supervisor through the Researcher  or Research Programs sections of our website. It’s important to ensure you are interested in their research and the topic is relevant to your field of study.

Do not forget that acceptance to the graduate program is mandatory in order for you to become a trainee. Please carefully check the requirements of your graduate program.

If you are not a Canadian citizen, it is important to review the International Trainees section.

Contact the selected researcher directly and discuss the potential training opportunity. Keep in mind that many researchers can receive hundreds of inquiries regarding student training, so it’s important to have a good understanding of the researcher’s work before you contact them.

It’s also a good idea to customize your resume for each application, including your objective and qualifications, as it could increase your chances of getting the researcher’s attention.

If the researcher agrees to be your supervisor and you decide to work together, you have two options:

  1. Your supervisor will contact the Office of Research Administration to initiate the application process. Once the application process has been initiated:
    1. your graduate school will advise you on the process and forms they require
    2. your supervisor will send you the necessary paperwork for registration at St. Michael’s
  2. You can submit your application requesting the training opportunity to your graduate school, specifically asking for the supervisor and location of training. The advantage of this sequence is that you demonstrate your interest which could result in early placement at the desired lab/office.

I have secured a research student training opportunity at St. Michael’s Hospital.  Now what?

The  Collaborative Specialization in Resuscitation Sciences

The  Collaborative Specialization in Resuscitation Sciences (CSRS) trains graduate students pursuing research in the optimal care of the acutely ill and injured patient. It helps develop leaders in the discipline who will supervise others providing this level of scientific inquiry.

To find out how to apply to the Collaborative Specialization in Resuscitation Science, visit the CSRS website.