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Current TUTOR-PHC Partners

Nova Scotia Health Authority
College of Family Physicians of Canada
Réseau-1 QC
Unité SOUTIEN Québec
University of Ottawa
McMaster University
Dalhousie University
Université de Sherbrooke
Western University
McGill University
University of Saskatchewan
Université de Montreal
University of British Columbia
University of
  Northern British Columbia
University of Toronto


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Presentations and workshops are conducted in small groups during a three day, on-site symposium followed by on-line components when participants return to their home institutions.

Experience indicates this face-to-face symposium is important in order to: build enthusiasm; model interdisciplinary communication and discussion; build supportive relationships; impart material not easily transmitted on-line; and negotiate the process for the on-line learning.

2017 Symposium:
This year the symposium was hosted by Western University:

May 8th - May 11, 2017
Kingbridge Centre at the Kingbridge Centre, King City, Ontario

See the 2017 Symposium Schedule for further details

Click here to see Symposium Schedule 2017



Interdisciplinary Discussion Groups:

  • Trainees will participate in an asynchronous (i.e., participants log-on at their convenience) on-line interdisciplinary/research formal discussion group covering one topic/project every week.
  • Fall - Trainees are responsible for the presentation of their developing project (usually their thesis project) on a rotating basis. The on-line group and Mentors facilitate solutions tailored to the primary health care methods, measures and setting. Each trainee’s supervisor is specifically encouraged to give input on-line during their own trainee’s presentation. Active participation in all weeks is expected.
  • Winter - Interdisciplinary group members will work together on an interdisciplinary primary health care research proposal in response to a mock Call for Proposals. Each group member will be responsible for facilitating the discussion on a section of the proposal (one week) and active participation in the other weeks.



  • On-line workshops to fill gaps in the trainees discipline-based graduate programs regarding both interdisciplinary theory and process and unique primary health care research issues and methodologies. Trainees will participate in at least two on-line workshops during the year.

For more detailed information please
See the 2017-2018 TUTOR-PHC Syllabus



  • The program’s Mentors (educators/researchers from various disciplines in primary health care) will offer leadership and guidance to participants until they are established primary health care researchers.
  • Trainees will have a primary Mentor. All participants will have access to Mentors from all disciplines for questions/discussions regarding their research. All participants will be encouraged to submit their grant applications and manuscripts for peer-review among the mentors prior to submission.