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Transdisciplinary Understanding and Training on Research - Primary Health Care

TUTOR-PHC is a one-year, national interdisciplinary research training program funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation (CHSRF) with representation from the disciplines of: Family Medicine, Nursing, Psychology, Epidemiology, Social Work, Sociology , Education and many others. The School will hold competition to select the candidate.

The innovative curriculum of this one-year certificate program (May 2023- April 2024) in primary health care research skills and interdisciplinary theory & processes includes:

  • An on-site Symposium in the Spring of 2023
  • Two 3-week online research skill development workshops
  • Two 8-week online interdisciplinary discussion groups

Why apply to TUTOR-PHC?

  • Primary health care research training including an intensive one-week Symposium
  • Earn University Credit, MAINPRO+ credits and Certificate of Completion
  • Valuable feedback on your own primary health care project
  • Mentorship from experienced interdisciplinary primary health care researchers and decision-makers & networking experiences with 200+ pan-Canadian alumni
  • Interdisciplinary team experience

View further details about the programme. 

Application process 

The competition is now closed.

SPCR funded candidates include:

Past SPCR Trainees to attend this programme are Matthew Ridd (Bristol), Emma Bray (Birmingham), Saima Ali (Southampton), Jasmin Knopp (Manchester), Clair Taylor (Birmingham), Grace Moran (Birmingham), Ben Fletcher (Oxford), Ben Ainsworth (Southampton), Gemma Marshall (Keele), Ryc Aquino (Cambridge), Kelly Birtwell (Manchester), Aleksandra Borek (Oxford), Daniel Stow (Newcastle), Anna de Simoni (QMUL), Oliver van Hecke (Oxford), Jessica Watson (Bristol) and Sara McKelvie (Southampton).

You can read blogs about the TUTOR-PHC programme written by our Trainees, listed on the left of this page. 


We are very happy with our affiliation with your School. Your trainees have made substantial contributions to the learning environment at TUTOR. It is a wonderful opportunity, not only for your candidate, but also for all the trainees to rub shoulders with international colleagues 

- Moira Stewart, TUTOR-PHC Mentor, University of Western Ontario.