Scholarships

UBC Faculty of Medicine Clinician-Scientist Scholarship Program
A generous philanthropic gift made in 2017 established the UBC Faculty of Medicine Clinician-Scientist Scholarship Program to create more opportunities for UBC’s physicians-in-training to pursue graduate studies. The scholarship will be available to residents entering UBC’s Clinician Investigator Program.

The UBC Faculty of Medicine Clinician-Scientist Scholarship Program covers the entire cost of the resident’s salary and benefits for two years. It is paid out at set intervals. Clinician Investigator Program scholars will be supported while they are enrolled in graduate training. One scholarship will be awarded each year.

The scholarship is available to residents who meet the following criteria:

  • A medical resident training at UBC who received their MD at a Canadian Medical School
  • A Canadian citizen OR permanent resident living in BC

Residents who receive the UBC Faculty of Medicine Clinician-Scientist Scholarship must complete their graduate work at UBC. The recipient must pursue research in biomedical or biological sciences or bioengineering through the Faculty of Medicine’s graduate programs, resulting in an MSc, PhD or MD/PhD.

Eligible residents will automatically be considered for this scholarship upon their application to the UBC Clinician Investigator program. No additional application is required.

 

Sultan Karim Clinical Pharmacology Fellowship
In 2019, an anonymous donor, with an interest in developing human models in the field of clinical pharmacology at UBC, created the Sultan Karim Clinical Pharmacology Scholarship.  This scholarship is available to residents who are interested in pursuing research in the field of clinical pharmacology through the UBC Clinician Investigator Program and who meet the following criteria.

  • Enrolled in a Canadian RCPSC residency program
  • Enrolled in research and graduate studies in clinical pharmacology at UBC (If the applicant is registered in a UBC residency program, they may do their research/graduate studies at another institution/university)

Although all projects in the field of clinical pharmacology will be considered for this award, the following supervisors are available locally at UBC:

Dr. Liam Brunham

Dr. Bruce Carleton (see his current projects below):

  1. Safety and Efficacy of the Treatment with an Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor-Immune-related cutaneous Adverse Events Draft Research project summary for Clinical Pharmacology Fellow_ ircAEs
  2. Implementation of pharmacogenetics into the Clinical Practice:  Developing a Rapid Pharmacogenetic Test Panel for Common HLA Risk Alleles Associated with Cutaneous Adverse Drug Reactions Draft Research proposal for Clinical Pharmacology Fellow_ PGx Implementation
  3. Pharmacogenetics of Drug Risk in Adult Oncology Draft Research proposal for Clinical Pharmacology Fellow in Adult Oncology
  4. Pharmacogenomics of Drug Risk in Paediatric Oncology Draft Research proposal for Clinical Pharmacology Fellow in Pediatric Oncology

For an international collaboration opportunity for eligible UBC residents only:

Dr. Duncan Richards of Oxford University in England is extending an offer for collaboration with residents at UBC in support of the Sultan Karim Fellowship. As a professor of Clinical Therapeutics, Dr. Richards and colleagues are establishing a Centre for Clinical Therapeutics in Oxford and this new clinical research space will focus on experimental medicines and developing interpersonal skills.

Applicants for the Sultan Karim Pharmacology Fellowship who are also interested in working with Dr. Richards should be aware of Dr. Richards’ areas of focus:
– Single cell technologies
– Human immune challenge models

If you are considering applying for the Sultan Karim Fellowship, and have interest or current work in either of the above two areas of research, consider collaborating with Dr. Richards and his team in Oxford. The following video of Dr. Richards explains his research in greater detail

You may also contact Dr. Richards directly via email duncan.richards@ndorms.ox.ac.uk or his assistant Sue at sue.davolls@ndorms.ox.ac.uk.

This scholarship covers the entire cost of the resident’s salary and benefits for two years. One scholarship will be awarded each year.