Multi-Organ Transplant Student Research Training Program (MOTSRTP)
The Multi-Organ Transplant Student Research Training Program (MOTSRTP), organized by UHN's Transplant Program, offers a comprehensive research-based curriculum to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. MOTSRTP trainees participate in various educational and clinical research activities relevant to transplant patient care in a workplace environment that is conducive to learning, mentorship and collaboration. The activities include, but are not limited to, formal seminars, discussion forums, direct research training, clinical observations, and health services-related projects. From this program, trainees are able to gain a well-rounded understanding of the field of clinical research and apply knowledge gained from tasks to the field of transplantation and overall patient care.
MOTSRTP trainees work under the supervision of one of the MOT Mentors/Principal Investigator (PI). Opportunities include but are not limited to:
1. DATA MANAGEMENT: This includes collection, entry, validation, and statistical analysis of patient data for epidemiological research conducted within the MOT program
2. KNOWLEDGE SYNTHESIS: Characterizing and answering current and relevant questions in transplantation medicine using literature databases such as MEDLINE and OVID
3. INDEPENDENT PROJECTS: Students collaborate with PIs to conduct research and healthcare quality related projects, with the goal of presenting findings both locally and externally
4. HEALTH CARE INNOVATION: Curate solutions to resolve inefficiencies and enhance quality improvement in the delivery of transplant medicine
5. KNOWLEDGE TRANSLATION: Design patient engagement materials to improve patient experience at Toronto General Hospital (examples include patient engagement brochures, newsletters, and bulletins)
6. EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES: participation in a wide range of educational activities including ASPIRE education seminars, STATA and statistics training, journal clubs, and UHN medical rounds. Summer session students will also be able to attend the Summer Program in Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (SPICE and B), and the Toronto Transplant Institute Summer Student Program (TTI-SP) courses.
MOTSRTP trainees are also given the opportunity to participate in several clinical observations, during which they may shadow a doctor/fellow as they complete their daily clinical rounds. Possible observations include:
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