Message from the President: Demystifying and promoting the MD-PhD/MD+ world Since its inception in 2006, the Clinician-Investigator Trainee Association of Canada (CITAC) has investigated, supported and promoted the needs of Canadian trainees on track to building a career in research and medicine. Membership in CITAC signals interest in such a career as a physician/clinician/surgeon-scientist. MD+ trainees (e. g., those in Clinician Investigator Programs (CIP), MD-PhD and MD-MSc programs) are involved in discussions surrounding this dual career often enough to have a sense of what it entails. Trainees assume and trust that the training they receive, and the opportunities they seize, can lead them to the dual career. Yet, when considering practical questions about this career outcome, such as what is the success rate in landing a faculty position with that job description, we realize that much is unknown.