PhD Opportunity: The use of Health Technology Assessment in publicly funded health systems

The Faculty of Health at Dalhousie University is inviting applications to consider entry into Dalhousie’s PhD Health program. This is an exciting opportunity to work with Dr. W. Dominika Wranik in the area of Health Technology Assessment, with particular focus on the application of HTA to policy questions in publicly funded health systems.

An annual stipend valued at $20,000 will be offered for the first two years of the program. Successful applicants will also be eligible to apply for a host of additional external funding opportunities, for example the Nova Scotia Graduate Scholarship and Tri-council doctoral grants. Note that funders may have additional unique eligibility criteria.

Applicants should hold a thesis-based Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Health Economics, Health Services Research, Applied Health Research, Sociology of Health, Politics of Health, or a similar discipline. The general admissions criteria for Dalhousie’s graduate students are:

• First-class thesis Master’s degree or its equivalent

• Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.7 (A- average) in the last 60 credit hours of study

• Degree granted by university of recognized standing

In addition, the following criteria will be applied in the selection for this opportunity:

• Demonstrated experience with mixed methods research;

• Demonstrated interest in health care policy.

Please submit your cover letter, your current academic CV, and an electronic copy of your bachelors and masters transcripts to for evaluation of eligibility. If you are deemed eligible from an academic standpoint, your documents will be forwarded to Dr. W. Dominika Wranik. Should you be selected, your application package will be forwarded with a recommendation to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Please visit the PhD Health website for additional details and program-specific admission requirements which include a recommendation from the potential PhD supervisor. The Faculty of Graduate Studies has final decision regarding admission to Dalhousie University.

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