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Peter Sheffield

PhD Student

PERC-TUTOR Patient Engagement Fellow

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Julie Vizza

PhD Candidate

PERC-TUTOR Patient Engagement Fellow


The Fellowship offers extensive immersion with a longstanding group of Patient Advisors, where trainees can build and apply their patient-oriented research capacities over the years to come.


Types of Partnerships

PERC supports the core work of the INSPIRE-PHC Network. PERC has strengthened patient engagement in primary care through partnerships and strategic advice to researchers affiliated with POPLAR, OPEN, MUSIC, PICHIN and PACE primary care researchers from universities across Ontario (e.g., Departments of Family Medicine at Queen’s, McMaster, Ottawa). Representatives from PERC also support the TUTOR-PHC research trainee network, mentoring the next generation of primary care researchers on how to meaningfully engage patients in their research.