GCSRT Program | Curriculum

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Curriculum

PROGRAM CURRICULUM: JUNE 21, 2014 TO JUNE 6, 2015

The Harvard medical School Global Clinical Scholars Research Training (GCSRT) Program curriculum is designed to enable scholars to develop knowledge and sharpen skills in clinical research.

FOUNDATION AND ELECTIVE COURSES

The curriculum’s foundation and elective courses allow scholars to obtain a broad fund of knowledge in clinical research and then overlay specialized information in their concentration of either advanced epidemiology (epi-GCSRT) or clinical trials (Trials-GCSRT). Both concentrations require scholars to take the a-elective courses and their choice of B-elective courses. Depending on the concentration, scholars will take either Principles and Practice of Clinical Trials or Introduction to Advanced Quantitative Methods in the C-elective courses.

CAPSTONE PROJECT

Training in planning and writing a clinical research proposal will be accomplished through the Capstone Project. launched during Workshop 2, scholars will develop a research question and begin writing their proposals. Feedback on the proposal will be provided by faculty. a draft of the proposal is due march 23, 2015, the day after spring break ends. This draft will be reviewed by peers and faculty before scholars develop their final versions and submit them on may 1, 2015. The top 10% of scholars will be invited to present their studies during Workshop 3.

2014-15 GCSRT PROGRAM CURRICULUM TIMELINE: