The MMSCI structure is designed to facilitate continual access to multidisciplinary faculty across Harvard schools and research groups who are leaders in their fields and to ensure that students are equipped with the necessary tools to launch productive, fulfilling and successful research careers upon graduation.
Upon completion of the program, you will be able to:
- Construct focused research questions and formulate testable hypotheses
- Design and implement well-designed clinical and translational research studies
- Analyze, interpret and present clinical and translational research data
- A two-year intensive, mentored research experience at a Harvard-affiliated laboratory in Boston
- Leading clinical and translational research faculty from Harvard Medical School, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and laboratories from Harvard-affiliated organizations
- Fully integrated curriculum designed specifically for MMSCI students
- Contemporary pedagogical approaches such as “flipped classroom” methods, team-based learning and development of critical thinking skills
- Specialized tracks and pathways for individualized learning
Specialized Tracks and Pathways for Individualized Learning
To complement individual learning and development, the MMSCI program provides students the choice of a Clinical Investigation (CI) or a Translational Investigation (TI) track, and places a core emphasis on practical skills and team-based approaches in each track’s training. Additionally, the CI track offers a choice of comparative research pathway or a clinical trials pathway for individualized learning.
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