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Global Clinical Scholars Research Training program

May 2, 2015

Harvard Medical School Global Education has a wonderful program for those interested in training in clinical research.

The Global Clinical Scholars Research Training (GCSRT) program (hms.harvard.edu/gcsrt) is a one-year program of blended learning intended for clinicians and clinician-scientists who desire rigorous training in the methods and conduct of clinical research.

GCSRT London

The program’s three main goals are to build skills in clinical research, provide knowledge to address issues critical for success in contemporary clinical research, and develop a global network. With this training you should be able to:

Learn skills in designing and implementing a trial or observational study.
Understand the different statistical approaches and become skilled in transforming data for both descriptive and analytic purposes.
Develop writing skills for publications and learn the “tricks of the trade” for submitting papers to high impact journals.
Become a better leader of highly functional teams.

The GCSRT program will consist of three in-person workshops-two in London and one in Boston-in addition to about 60 online lectures and 30 webinars as part of the curriculum that includes biostatistics, epidemiology, clinical trials, surveys, drug development and regulation, and leadership. Pictures from the workshops can be found here.

Class photos

GCSRT workshop in London

The program is open to candidates who hold an MD, MBBS, PhD, PharmD, DMD, DDS, DNP, and DO degrees.

In addition, scholarships are available:

Dubai Harvard Foundation for Medical Research (DHFMR) has partial and full scholarships for qualified applicants from UAE, but candidates from the MENA region will also be considered (The MENA Region includes: Algeria | Bahrain | Djibouti | Egypt | Iraq | Israel | Jordan | Kuwait | Lebanon | Libya | Malta | Morocco | Oman | Qatar | Saudi Arabia | Syria | Tunisia | United Arab Emirates | West Bank and Gaza | Yemen).

The Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) has full scholarships available for qualified applicants currently working in SEHA-affiliated institutions, hospitals and clinics and for SEHA-supported fellows and residents.

Harvard Medical School (HMS) has partial and full scholarships available for qualified candidates. These will be generally awarded to individuals from low-to-middle income countries.

Harvard Medical School also has funds available to support a limited number of partial scholarships to the GCSRT program for nephrologists from anywhere in the world. These scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit.

The deadline for scholarship applications is in March each year.

For more information about the program, go to the website.

The views expressed on this post are those of Kenneth Christopher, MD and do not necessarily reflect the views of his employer Partners HealthCare, his hospital, department or division.

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