Harvard Medical School’s postgraduate research programs provide health care professionals with best-in-class training on the methods and conduct of clinical and translational research. Designed for clinicians, clinical investigators and researchers seeking to develop career accelerating skills and knowledge in research, these programs enhance learners’ abilities at every stage of the research process—from laying the fundamental groundwork, writing grant proposals and launching new projects to presenting results on the path to become independent investigators.
Programs are offered in a variety of blended learning formats, including live virtual, self-paced study and in-person sessions at Harvard Medical School as well as in locations around the world. Develop your career potential, build an international network of colleagues, access award-winning faculty and advance your clinical research career at Harvard Medical School.
Those interested in leading clinical and translational investigative efforts in an environment where funding is scarce, needs are urgent and competition is fierce will gain those skills and experience in Harvard Medical School’s Master of Medical Sciences in Clinical Investigation program. The program format features three intensive workshops across a two-year span. Between each workshop, students will continue to acquire core knowledge and skills by way of longitudinal lectures and a course in Contemporary Topics in Clinical and Translational Investigation.
Global Clinical Scholars Research Training is a one-year certificate program providing advanced training in health care research and methodology. Participants get an in-depth overview of every stage of the research process–from writing grant proposals and launching new projects to analyzing data and presenting the results.
Foundations of Clinical Research is a six-month certificate program that lays the fundamental groundwork in epidemiology and biostatistics for early to mid-career professionals who want a multi-faceted career in clinical research. The curriculum explores the core concepts of clinical research and how to apply them in the most effective way to improve patient outcomes.