Investing in research

August 24, 2021 | Author: Dr. Susan Moffatt-Bruce

Dear colleagues,

Advances in medical education, professional practice and the treatment of patients are all intrinsically tied to the research process. We need look no further for an example than the in-depth study and analysis of SARS-CoV-2, which led to effective public health guidance and the development of life-saving vaccines.

But research not only changes the practice of medicine, it also shapes how physicians are trained and, through that, the patient experience. Each year, the Royal College helps the profession move forward through a series of competitive research grants that focus on advancing the fields of postgraduate medical education and continuing professional development.

Preview research led by our latest grant recipients

I am very pleased to highlight research that the Royal College has recently funded. Project themes range from virtual care and the experiences of transgender patients and racialized women physicians, to social accountability, learner handover and interpersonal skills. There is incredible work being done and I am proud of the Royal College’s investment in it.

I invite you to visit our website to read more about our latest grant recipients and their projects.

New report showcases research investments in 2020

Throughout 2020, the Royal College continued to invest in research. As you’ll read in Research Report 2020 [PDF] (released last month) scholarly activities continue to flourish. This report is a celebration of that work and of our efforts to support the best training and practice, so to offer the best care for patients.

Last year, we funded projects on topics relating to transition to specialty practice, remediation, safety events, group diagnosis, competence committees, EDI, feedback and the list goes on. I hope you will also take a few moments to click through our report [PDF] and share in my appreciation of all of the incredible work that is underway.


With gratitude,


Susan D. Moffatt-Bruce, MD, FRCSC, PhD, MBA, FACS
Chief Executive Officer / Directrice Générale


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