Join the PaCER Internship Program

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


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

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