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What are the benefits of being a CRaNHR Student?


The ability to work with a diverse faculty of investigators committed to the improvement of health care services in the north.


Continuing projects in various domains including Francophone, Indigenous, & Virtual Health.


A variety of databases are available to students; see what we offer and potential projects below (subject to supervision).


Researchers at CRaNHR utilize various approaches; see how we focus on patient-oriented research in the strategic plan.

What can CRaNHR offer?

CRaNHR is committed to timely dissemination of research findings to the health care community and to use research and evaluation to support health care workers and consumers. As such, there are a variety of databases that CRaNHR has access to, with potential research topics listed. 

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Intellihealth holdings

Owner: Ontario Ministry of Health

Contact: Robert Barnett

  • provider and patient information for hospital, ambulatory care, inpatient mental health, inpatient rehabilitation, home care, medical services, registered persons, population estimates and projections, provincial geographies from 2000-2019

  • The user agreement allows the use of this database for management, assessment, evaluation, monitoring or planning all or part of Ontario's healthcare system. Research applications or database linking are not permitted.

NOSM Tracking Study & Training for Health Equity network graduate outcomes study (THEnet GOS)

Owner: CRaNHR & NOSM

Contact: John Hogenbirk

  • demographic information, intentions and rationale for choosing NOSM, interests in training, application scores, residency programs and locations, and GPA's ranging from 2005-present

  • For the undergraduate surveys, and to a lesser extent, for the postgraduate surveys, there is the opportunity to examine changes in intention: intended medical specialty/discipline, lines or dislikes for services or procedures to provided or specialty areas, intended practice location, level of confidence in knowledge/skills/competencies, and influential factors

  • Data on actual choices and behaviours that are collected during the postgraduate surveys (e.g., medical discipline/specialty) or once the learner is in full practice (e.g., practice location, practice population, services provided) can be compared to intended behaviours.

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO)

Owner: CPSO

Contact: John Hogenbirk

  • Anonymous data for all physicians registered in Ontario, with links to NOSM-trained physicians. Registration Number (encrypted) Primary Practice Location, Secondary Practice Location, Hospital Affiliation, Residency Program/Location and Year, Langauge of Service, Name Changes up to 2016

  • **See NOSM Tracking Study for potential linkages

Past CRaNHR Students:

  • Teija Yli-Renko

  • Jacob Bonin

  • Talia Dimarco

  • Savannah MacHum

  • Desiree Crooks

  • Joshua Poulin

  • Michelle Van Lierop

  • Treena Osinga

  • Alenna Predon

  • Emily Booth

  • Hope Youngblut

  • Kyle Lafreniere

  • Mike Steadman (NOHFC intern)

  • Suzanne Serresse

  • Rene Montpellier

  • Shawn McPherson (NOHFC intern)

  • Kian Connor Mahjedi

  • Priya Sharma

  • Myriam Benoit

  • Patrick Blouin

  • Arthur Gron

  • Rebekah Harrison

  • Megan Lightfoot

  • Kimberly Sigoiun

  • Darby Chandler

  • Mathew Dueck

  • Joshua Gardiner

  • Ulemu Luhanga

  • Joey Caswell

  • Chad Prevost

  • Behdin Nawrouzii-Kia

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