Introduction to Clinical Research Training

Program Overview

The Introduction to Clinical Research Program is designed to provide students with a strong foundation in clinical research and enhance skills in networking and collaboration.

The program’s six-month curriculum emphasizes skill based peer-to-peer learning. The blended-learning approach includes 40 self-paced online lectures, 10 interactive webinars, and two intense in-person workshops in Dubai. The curriculum covers Introduction to Epidemiology, Introduction to Biostatistics, Programming in Stata, Study Design, Ethical Issues in Research, Scientific Writing, as well as Management and Leadership Topics.

The Introduction to Clinical Research Training program is rooted in the belief that clinical research training is important for development not only in terms of becoming better clinicians, but also becoming better independent investigators. The skill sets that students acquire in ICRT can be the foundation of multifaceted careers in clinical research.

Program Objectives

At the completion of the ICRT program, students will be able to:

► Describe the core concepts of biostatistics and epidemiology pertaining to clinical research

► Develop a research question and formulate a testable hypothesis

► Perform basic statistical analyses using Stata software

Who should apply for this program?

Candidates with an MBBS, MD, PhD, DMD, DDS, PharmD, DNP, DPT, RD or equivalent degree with an interest in gaining skills and knowledge in clinical research.

Visit our Admissions page to learn more about the application process and available scholarships.

Scholarship Application Deadline
October 5, 2018

Regular Application Deadline
October 19, 2018



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Dubai Harvard Foundation for Medical Research