The Executive Training for Research Application (EXTRA) Program offered b y the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation
The Office of the Associate Vice President Research-Health (UofS)/Vice President Research & Innovation (SHR) is pleased to be facilitating the CHSRF EXTRA Program.
EXTRA gives health system managers across Canada the skills to better use research in their daily work, as a way to increase evidence-informed decision-making in the health system.
EXTRA fellows are trained and supported to acquire:
- knowledge of research evidence (its existence, location and relevance/application);
- the capacity to draw on systems thinking;
- collaborative professional relationships; and
- the ability to introduce and manage organizational change.
EXTRA is designed to have short-term and long-term impacts at three levels: on the fellows themselves, on their organizations and on the overall healthcare system.
The competition is open to mid-career nurses, physicians, or other health service executives currently occupying a leadership position. Interprofessional team applications can also be submitted.
The EXTRA program has 5 key elements:
1) Residency sessions
2) Intervention projects (individual or team projects), conducted in the fellows' organization or government department
3) Educational activities between residency sessions, such as e-learning, self-directed study, interactions with sponsor and mentors, and support teams
4) Network-building and mentoring support
5) Post-program support and activities after the fellowship ends, such as identification of further learning opportunities, involving graduates in future program design and delivery, and building a community of practice
- 1. SHR Internal Review Date: February annually
- 2. EXTRA Application Deadline: March annually
- 3. Results Announced: May annually
- 4. First Residency Session: August annually
Current and Past SHR EXTRA Fellows
(2005) Malnutrition in Continuity of Care: No One's Problem and Everyone's Problem - An Integrated Systematic Approach to Improving Nutritional Outcomes, and Therefore the Quality of Life for Residents of Special Care Homes in the Saskatchewan Health Region (SHR)
(2006) Changing Practice: Building a Culture of Patient Safety in a New Maternal and Children's Hospital
(2006) Development of a Leadership Model Integrating Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) into Surgical Total Quality Management (TQM)
(2007) Patients and Families: Partners in Transforming a Health Care System
(2008) Excellence by Design: An Evidence Based Framework to Guide Transformation
(2010) Older Adults Transitioning from Hospital to Home: Bridging the Gap