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Thank you for your interest in CADTH. CADTH is committed to creating opportunities for students to learn and develop their skills. You’ll find opportunities on this Web page that may be of interest to you and your program of study.

CADTH Symposium

The CADTH Symposium is a must-attend event for the health technology assessment community in Canada and internationally. For students, it’s an excellent opportunity for them to share their research, build their networks, and learn from Canadian and international experts. Each year, the Symposium includes student-specific networking events and breakout sessions, as well as a student poster competition. CADTH offers student travel awards to help offset the costs of attending this event. For more information about the CADTH Symposium, visit

Summer Students

CADTH has an annual summer student program. We provide students with paid opportunities for employment from May to August. We post the positions on our website and begin our recruitment process in March. CADTH opportunities are scientific and non-scientific, from research and methods to projects and corporate support. Students registered in programs from college diplomas to master’s degrees are eligible to apply. Please check our Current Opportunities page for more information.

Advancing the Science Summer Student – Rebecca

Summer Student - Rebecca Zhao

I’m Rebecca, and I will be beginning, in the fall, my Master of Science in Community & Population Health Sciences at the University of Saskatchewan. Working with the qualitative research team at CADTH helped me gain skills in conducting evidence syntheses and enhanced my current research skillset while exploring health technologies in Canada. My team was also extremely knowledgeable and supportive with navigating through CADTH’s projects, research methodology, and health technology assessments. Contributing to my growth as a scholar, these experiences have given me the confidence in starting my MSc.

PharmD Rotation Students

CADTH participates in the Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) program with the University of Toronto. Students completing their Doctor of Pharmacy studies are eligible to complete a rotation, generally five weeks in length, at CADTH.

PharmD Rotation Student — Vincent

PharmD Rotation Student — Vincent

I’m in my fourth year of the Doctor of Pharmacy program at the University of Toronto. During my five-week rotation at CADTH, my main project consisted of contributing to the production of an Environmental Scan bulletin and an Issues in Emerging Health Technologies bulletin; more specifically, I wrote the first draft of these reports. I also had the opportunity to learn about the different programs of CADTH through meeting with key individuals from these programs. While being at CADTH, I liked the welcoming work environment and culture; everyone was friendly and willing to help with any tasks you may have. By the end of the rotation, I felt empowered knowing my work will have an impact on Canadian health care.

Student Opportunities Across Canada

CADTH also facilitates various preceptorships for students across the country. These preceptorships are linked to local universities and colleges, and they apply to various disciplines (e.g., nursing, pharmacy). For more information, contact the Liaison Officer in your area:

We also deliver presentations to students, and develop student tools and resources. Here are two of our most popular ones:

For more information about student opportunities at CADTH, contact