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Thank you for your interest in CADTH. CADTH is committed to creating opportunities for students to learn and develop their skills. You’ll find opportunities on this Web page that may be of interest to you and your program of study.

CADTH Symposium

The CADTH Symposium is a must-attend event for the health technology assessment community in Canada and internationally. 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 https://symposium.cadth.ca/.

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 master’s degrees are eligible to apply. Please check our Current Opportunities page for more information.

Corporate Services Summer Student — Madison

Corporate Services Summer Student - Madison

My name is Madison, and I will be attending my fourth-year program in Communication and Media studies at Carleton University this coming fall. During my time here at CADTH, I was employed as the Corporate Services summer student. I had the opportunity to work on various projects within different departments such as finance, governance, web, and marketing. I really enjoyed working with the Implementation Support and Knowledge Mobilization (ISKM) team because it allowed me to be creative and to contribute to CADTH in an impactful/meaningful way. I also learned a variety of valuable skills that will help with my career path in the future. Overall, I had a great experience working at CADTH and enjoyed working with the people around me.

pan-Canadian Oncology Drug Review (pCODR) Summer Student — Kaitlyn

Corporate Services Summer Student - Madison

I’m Kaitlyn, and I’m heading into my final year of the Bachelor of Science in Global Health program at York University, where I’ve specialized in Global e-Health. I was a summer student in the pan-Canadian Oncology Drug Review (pCODR) program, where I contributed to the review process for cancer drugs. I primarily drafted summaries of stakeholder input from patient advocacy groups and registered clinicians and conducted data audits on systematic reviews. I also helped improve the internal database pCODR uses to summarize key elements of reviews and pERC recommendations. Working at CADTH gave me a great introduction to the health technology assessment field and how funding decisions are informed by evidence. I was able to learn about the drug review process and CADTH’s other areas of work. Everyone at CADTH was very welcoming and it was a valuable learning experience.

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.

PharmD Rotation Student — Mariana

Corporate Services Summer Student - Madison

My name is Mariana and I’m a fourth year Doctor of Pharmacy student at the University of Toronto. I’ve recently had the opportunity to work at CADTH. I’m very grateful for this because CADTH staff has demonstrated just how welcoming, supportive, and innovative CADTH is as an organization. It was a privilege to work with my supervisor and team on a horizon scanning project. Writing the first draft of an Issues in Emerging Health Technologies bulletin and presenting it to the team was a valuable learning experience. I will carry what I’ve learned with me moving forward and I am inspired to know how critically health technology assessment research impacts patients’ lives.

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:  www.cadth.ca/contact-us/liaison-officers

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 requests@cadth.ca