Make a Difference: Become a Patient researcher
PaCER is a teaching and and research support unit within the O'Brien Institute for Public Health at the University of Calgary. Our interns are patients, caregivers or family members who want to be engaged in patient-to-patient health research and use their experiences to make a difference.
The year long Internship program is conducted as a group project and is designed to accommodate individual work and health needs.
Collaboration in action
Learning with others is a key part of the PaCER Internship Program
RECEIVE THE TRAINING YOU NEED
Working in groups, PaCERs design and conduct research acquiring key competencies in fieldwork, interviews, focus groups and narrative research. You can view a complete list of past internships if you would like to see some of the ways PaCERs are contributing to health research.
If you're passionate about patient engagement research aimed at improving health care and health culture, please attend our PaCER Internship orientation that will be held in
Calgary: October 7th from 9:00am - 2:00pm, TRW Building ground floor W21C, Foothills Health Campus, 3280 Hospital Drive NW Calgary
Edmonton: October 27th from 10:00am-2:00pm or 5:00pm-8:00pm, University of Alberta Hospital, WMC 2F1.07, 8440 – 112 Street NW Edmonton
Please rsvp for these events to email@example.com
We were PaCER interns from WS, a cancer wellness centre build on social support who wanted to understand how and why it worked.
As interns in the second cohort, we realized that we could do research to prise open the lid on a shared but hidden journey through chronic illness.
As new interns, we had a common experience of mental illness and were drawn into thinking about the beginning of our experience...
Trained patients conduct peer-to-peer qualitative projects.
AHS and PaCER are partnering to provide internship opportunities for Indigenous communities.
Learn about the Be The Cure campaign.
On 14th October PaCER is holding a focus group in Calgary with patients who are bladder cancer survivors.
Learn more about new curriculum developments at PaCER.
Are you interested in patient research? See if PaCER is right for you.
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