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Student Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in CADTH. CADTH is committed to creating opportunities for students to learn and develop their skills. Please see below for opportunities that may be of interest to you and your program of study.

2017 CADTH Student Infographic 2017 CADTH Student Infographic. Click on the image to enlarge.

CADTH Symposium

The CADTH Symposium is a must-attend event for the health technology assessment community in Canada and beyond. For students, it’s an excellent opportunity for them to share their research, build their networks, and learn from Canadian and international experts. Each year, the Symposium includes student-specific networking events and breakout sessions, as well as a student poster competition. CADTH offers student travel awards to help offset the costs of attending this event. For more information about the CADTH Symposium, visit

Summer Students

CADTH has an annual summer student program. We provide students with paid opportunities for employment from May to August. We post the positions on our website and begin our recruitment process in March. CADTH opportunities are scientific and non-scientific, from research and methods to projects and corporate support. Students registered in programs from college diplomas to masters’ degrees are eligible to apply. Please check our Current Opportunities page for more information.

Lina Ghandour and Lauren Firkins collaborated over the summer to work on a cross-functional project between our Pharmaceutical Reviews and our Scientific Advice programs. Lina is a Master of Science student at McGill University and Lauren is completing her Bachelor of Health Sciences degree at Western University.

PharmD Rotation students

CADTH participates in the Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) program with the University of Toronto. Students completing their Doctor of Pharmacy studies are eligible to complete a rotation, generally five weeks in length, at CADTH.

Abas Ibekwe is a Doctor of Pharmacy student studying at the University of Toronto. She was at CADTH for six weeks completing her rotation as part of our CADTH Common Drug Review team.

Student Opportunities Across Canada

CADTH also facilitates various preceptorships for students across the country. These preceptorships are linked to local universities and colleges, and they apply to various disciplines (e.g., nursing, pharmacy). For more information, contact the Liaison Officer in your area:

We also deliver presentations to students, and develop student tools and resources. Here are two of our most popular ones:

For more information about student opportunities at CADTH, contact