CAP Fellowship Program Overview

Click on the links below to learn more about various aspects of the CAP Fellowship Program

How is the program structured?
  • Fellows are provided with paid, protected time (two 7.5h days/week) for 6 months from September 2017 to March 2018 to complete their quality improvement projects. Unit/department functional centres are reimbursed for the replacement costs associated with releasing Fellows to complete the program.
  • Fellows engage in learning about quality improvement, project management and leading change through weekly half-day seminars.
  • Fellowship projects are aligned with the strategic priorities of the Fellow’s program, CAP, and/or UHN (see Fellowship Criteria and Submission Requirements for details).
  • Each Fellow is supported by at least one mentor from their organization with expertise in their topic area.
Who is eligible to participate?
  • A member of any CAP health profession who:
  • is curious, believes in life-long learning, is committed to best patient care and is aware of a gap in their practice that needs to be addressed
  • is a direct patient care provider
  • is not in a formal leadership role
  • does not have any regular, protected time in their role for research, quality improvement or professional development
  • is not a previous CAP Fellowship participant
  • has an idea for a quality improvement initiative to improve care in their practice area (research projects are not eligible). To learn more about the difference between quality improvement and research click here.

The Available CAP Fellowships section outlines the specific eligibility criteria for each Fellowship. Please read over these criteria carefully. Applicants who do not meet the eligibility criteria will not be considered for a Fellowship.

How are program participants selected?
  • Potential candidates must submit an application and proposal for a quality improvement project related to the strategic priorities of their programs, CAP, and/or the organization (see Fellowship Criteria and Submission Requirements for details).
  • Blinded project proposals are peer-reviewed by a selection committee made up of members of Collaborative Academic Practice, patient representatives, and other key stakeholders.
  • Successful applicants are selected based on the strength of their project proposals, their link to strategic priority areas, and their feasibility.
  • Successful applicants and their managers will be notified by Monday July 5th, 2017.
What is the time commitment for successful applicants?
  • Fellowships are six months in length; project activities must begin in September 2017, and be completed by March 31st, 2018. There will also be a mandatory full day introductory session for successful applicants held on August 17th 2017. See the timeline below for key program dates for 2017-18.
  • Please note that each successful applicant will be assigned to either the Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday seminar group. This means that one of the two protected Fellowship days per week must always fall on the participant’s assigned seminar day. The second protected Fellowship day per week will be flexible.
  • Participants must attend a minimum of 80% of scheduled weekly seminars for the duration of the Fellowship Program. Participants will also be required to meet with their mentor at least biweekly and with their manager on a monthly basis to update them on their projects.
Key Fellowship Dates 2017-18

*Note- All successful applicants must attend the mandatory introductory session on August 17th 2017 regardless of the seminar day they are assigned to. If you have vacation booked during that time and your proposal is selected, a make-up session will be scheduled.

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