Cancer Care Quality & Innovation Program (CQI)

The RCN contributes to the advancement of teaching, research, and education missions of its partner institutions: McGill University, the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), the Jewish General Hospital (JGH), and St. Mary’s Hospital Center (SMHC) through its Cancer Care Quality & Innovation Program. 

The Program promotes the shared mission, vision and strategic plan for improving cancer care quality of the RCN's three affiliated McGill teaching hospitals with three funding initiatives: Research, Education and the Quality Improvement Initiatives Funds.

Since 2020, the Research and Education Funds have been managed by the Gerald Bronfman Department of Oncology - McGill University, with the ongoing support of the RCN's Executive Committee. The partnership expands on the academic complement to RCN activities and bolsters collaborative research and care networks by maintaining educational, clinical, and research excellence in cancer care. 

CQI Research Fund
The Research Fund allows healthcare professionals at the point of care to define and validate innovations in cancer care quality through collaborative research and care projects across the RCN. The Fund positions McGill University teaching hospitals as leaders in the field of cancer care quality research.
CQI Education Fund
Since 2017, the Skills Enhancement Grants program has focused on strategically investing in building know-how and specific skills that translate to quality within the RCN oncology workforce, using validated educational tools. The Kuok Fellowship provides support to Master's and Doctoral students enrolled at McGill University by granting them time to pursue research projects of significance and interest within the field of cancer.
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