Research and scholarly activity have been long- identified strengths of the Critical Care Program at Queen’s. There is a strong research infrastructure and expertise in the Program, with approximately $1.5 million of annual operating grants and research support provided to Critical Care research projects.
All residents are provided with one week per block of ICU to dedicate towards independent scholarly activity, which may take the form of a clinical research, education, or a quality assurance project. Faculty play an important role in this process, helping residents to establish and complete their scholarly project. Residents receive funding to attend a national or international meeting at which their research is presented.
Critical Care Trainees who wish to pursue a long- term career as a Clinician Scientist may also be eligible to enrol in an advanced academic degree in conjunction with their clinical CCM training, through the Queen’s Clinician Investigator Program.