Student Testimonials


Alice Luo, PhD(c)

Small interactive classes are very difficult to find – but to also find one that stimulates critical thinking on hot topics in health care is even more difficult. CSRS courses embody the idea of allowing students to read interesting articles while engaging in thoughtful discussions with professionals across the entire spectrum of healthcare: from clinicians to nurses to paramedics. This was an unexpected bonus to the wonderful program.

Precilla Veigas, MSc, CCRP, PhD

The CSRS is well coordinated and provides opportunties for students to understand and navigate the research environment while being exposed to expertise across many disciplines. It is an excellent program for any graduate student interested in research in areas of resuscitation, trauma and critical care.

Katherine Allan, PhD

The CSRS is small and provides really great opportunities for networking, introduction to a wide variety of topics around resuscitation and prehospital/in-hospital quality of care, as well as to some fundamental realities of the research environment. I would recommend this collaborative program to anyone who is considering a career in medical science/health care research.

Justin Boutilier, BScHon, PhD(c)

I completed the CSRS program and found it to be really rewarding. Both the Foundations course and the Advanced Topics in Resuscitation Science Research course for PhD level students were stimulating. The small class sizes and networking opportunities, the group discussions and the fantastic feedback on work in progress from really senior faculty are of real benefit to anyone pursuing a career in research or academia.

Li Diao, MD, PhD(c)

I took the Advanced Topics in Resuscitation Science Research course. This was the best learning experience in my graduate study. As the only ‘benchside’ researcher in the group, I never felt out of the loop. We shared experiences in the preparation of grant applications, paper submissions, paper reviews and presentation/poster preparation, which are all very important ‘hands-on’ skills for a scientific scholar.

Eyal Golan, MD, PhD(c)

I completed the core program and took the Advanced Topics class with Dr Morrison. The calibre of faculty expertise in the CSRS is impressive and the opportunities for engagement and collaboration are exceptional. I recommend the program highly.

Andrew Beckett CD, MD, FRCSC, MSc(c)

My experience with the CSRS program was excellent. The speakers and mentors in the program pointed out new directions for research and thoroughly inspired me. Importantly, experienced researchers in the field took an active interest in my projects, helping me getting my work published and improving my ability to disseminate my results.

Amit Chopra, BSc, MSc

The CSRS is an excellent way to learn about ongoing research initiatives in resuscitation science, and is an even better way to network with other students and scientists within this field of research. I met scientists who have research interests that align with my own, and who I now collaborate with and seek advice from for my own research projects. The students also come from a wide range of academic backgrounds, which makes for an interesting dynamic during discussions, as you get perspectives on issues from multiple angles.

Kyle Danielson, BScN, MPH, MN-NP

The CSRS is a great way to engage with graduate students and faculty from numerous disciplines. It is provides a wonderful introduction to the resuscitation research environment and the array of possibilities that the field offers for scientific discovery and improving patient outcomes.

Matthew Douma, RN, BSN, ACCN ENC(C), MN(c)

I completed the CSRS and found it to be fundamental to my growth as a researcher. It spawned a fantastic collaboration between me and my current mentor/supervisor, provided good opportunities for developing my research presentation and writing skills and introduced me to a great group of peers with similar passion for science.

Denise Elliot, RN, MN

By participating in the CSRS I learned from experts and expanded on my knowledge of interprofessional communication during resuscitations.

Shawna Kelly, RN, MN-NP

The CSRS is a very well organized and diverse educational opportunity. The program places a strong emphasis on research, interdisciplinary collaboration, and leadership in critical care. Experts in the fields of emergency medicine, neurosurgery, paediatrics, nursing, biomedical engineering and clinical research (e.g. clinical trials in EMS and cardiac arrest) facilitate weekly sessions or seminars throughout the year.

Alexandra Panicucci, MSc(c)

This program was an excellent addition to my graduate education. Coming from a translational research background, it was interesting for me to hear from a variety of lecturers on how they are using their basic and clinical data to truly change practice in the healthcare system.

Alexandra Rand, RN, MN(c)

This program is incredible. We had the opportunity to learn about new developments in resuscitation science and network with leading specialists in the field. As a nurse, the knowledge I gained was really beneficial to my practice. I highly recommend this program. In fact, I wish I could do it over again!

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