Collaborative Specialization in Musculoskeletal Health ResearchBone and Joint Institute

Graduate Trainees

The Collaborative Specialization Musculoskeletal Health Research (CMHR) is a multi-faculty program, combining course-based learning with independent lab research, for both Master’s or PhD programs. Our program offers integrated, transdisciplinary training combining technology, mechanistic research, ethical considerations and clinical applications in a real-world context.

CMHR was established to provide you with the research skills necessary to develop transdisciplinary projects and research teams focusing on integrated therapeutic, surgical and rehabilitative approaches for the management of bone and joint diseases.

Through this specialization, you will have the opportunity to participate in musculoskeletal research seminars, annual research retreats and unique courses designed to introduce you to the diverse disciplines in musculoskeletal health research.

Call for applications for CMHR Graduate/PDF Fall 2021 Coming Soon!

We anticipate being able to fund a nubmer of Transdiciplinary Awards
Details and Links to Application Forms will be posted soon.


Application & Specialization Requirements

Step 1: Review the CMHR Terms of Reference

Step 2: Sign on to OWL through the following link to add CMHR Intake September 2021 - Coming Soon.

Step 3: Complete the CMHR Program Application (coming soon) and submit the application then upload your transcripts along with any other additional required documentation (shown below) through the “DropBox” tab.

  • Candidate Curriculum Vitae
  • Electronic Copy of Official transcript – undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) training 
  • License – in the case of health professionals, a copy of the candidates’ Canadian license is required (only required for Postdoctoral candidates)
  • Letters of Recommendation from previous mentor and CMHR primary mentor. Referees should upload the letter to OWL under dropbox. Please ask them to include the applicants name in the file name.

 

Current CMHR trainees who have transferred from an MSc to a PhD, must complete the following form: CMHR Application Transfer Program (MSc to PhD) to remain in the CMHR for the duration of their program. 

Additional documentation required to submit this application include:

  1. Updated Candidate Curriculum Vitae
  2. UWO transcript – Web academic transcript or copy of Western transcript during Master's.
  3. License – in the case of health professionals, a copy of the candidates’ Canadian license is required (only required for Postdoctoral candidates)

 

The deadline to apply for a CMHR membership is currently closed. Please check back in mid-summer 2021 for more information.

If you are interested in applying for the Transdisciplinary Bone & Joint Training Award, you must fill out both forms.  Transdisciplinary Bone & Joint Training Award Applications will not be accepted without the CMHR Program Application.

You must complete all required forms. Please submit additional documents to the OWL site.  If you do not have OWL access, please email cmhruwo@uwo.ca.

Specialization Requirements

Courses

Master's Level:

The Master's level specialization provides study and focused research experience through frequent interaction with faculty who specialize in musculoskeletal health research; interaction among peers; participation in the community of scholars in seminars, workshops and retreats; and opportunities for advanced students to present their own research at conferences. Expectations of students include a working comprehension of how established techniques of research and inquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in the field of musculoskeletal health research.

Doctoral Level:

The Doctoral specialization provides advanced study and extensive research experience through frequent interaction with faculty who specialize in musculoskeletal health research; interaction among peers; participation in the community of scholars in seminars, workshops and retreats; and opportunities for advanced students to present their own research at national and international conferences. Expectations of Doctoral students include:

  1. the ability to conceptualize, design, and implement research for the generation of new knowledge, applications and understanding at the forefront of musculoskeletal health research, and to adjust research design or methodology in the light of unforeseen problems;
  2. the ability to make informed judgments on complex issues, sometimes requiring new methods; and
  3. the capacity to undertake pure and/or applied research at an advanced level and to produce original research of a quality to satisfy peer review and merit publication.