Student Opportunities

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If you are looking to expand your career and personal horizons, and make a difference in Canada’s health care system, CADTH has a range of opportunities.

CADTH Symposium

Considered an essential event for the health research and policy community — in Canada and internationally — the annual CADTH Symposium lets students share their research, build their network, and learn from experts. The Symposium includes student networking events, special breakout sessions, and a poster competition. Travel awards are available to help offset the cost of attending.


Summer Students

Due to the on-going pandemic CADTH offices will be closed until such time it is safe for all our employees and clients to return. As a result, we will be cancelling all our 2021 summer student programs. We look forward to assuming this program in the summer of 2022. We thank you for your continued interest in CADTH.

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.

CADTH Reimbursement Review 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 with the University of Toronto in the Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience, or APPE, program. 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 facilitates various preceptorships for students across the country. These preceptorships are linked to local universities and colleges, and apply to various disciplines (e.g., nursing, pharmacy).

CADTH delivers presentations to students, and develops student tools and resources. Two popular examples:

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