Portugal Clinical Scholars Research Training

Program Overview

The Portugal Clinical Scholars Research Training program is designed to provide in depth training in theory and skills that are necessary to forge a successful career in clinical research.

The program curriculum includes seven intensive 2-day workshops over the two year curriculum, twice-weekly on-line recorded lectures, development and presentation of two Capstone proposals, working in teams, and satisfactory completion of all assessments. All of these activities are supported by interactive webinars held by Harvard faculty.

The PTCSRT program is a collaboration between Harvard Medical School & Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT). The PTCSRT program is fully supported by the Portuguese Government through FCT, and is tuition free for accepted students. 

Program Objectives
Upon completion of the program, scholars will be able to:

1. Develop detailed and feasible research questions
2. Design appropriate studies and testable hypotheses for clinical questions
3. Analyze, interpret and present clinical research data
4. Develop skills in networking and collaboration

Trainees who achieve the program objectives will be awarded a Certificate of Completion at the end of the program.

Who should apply
PTCSRT is intended for Portuguese medical residents and fellows, ideally linked to Portuguese institutions. The program is conducted exclusively in English.

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

Student Perspective
Click the image below to read our interview with PTCSRT alumna Dr. Inês Laíns.

Q & A with Ines Lains - Portugal CSRT Program


We are not currently accepting applications for the PTCSRT program.


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