- PhDs with an interest in, but little or no experience with, clinical and translational research
|An eight-week program for PhDs interested in clinical and translational research.||Clinical Research Orientation Program for PhDs (CROPP)|
Clinical Research Orientation Program for PhDs (CROPP) is designed to give PhDs who have an interest in clinical research first-hand experience within a clinical translational research setting.
This eight-week program has three main components that will allow participants to apply learned concepts to their hypothetical research projects.
The CROPP program will outline the professional roles required for clinical research, such as support personnel (nurses, assistants, social workers, nutritionists, etc.) and the human subject protection office. Potential challenges and barriers in conducting clinical research will be covered, addressing topics such as interactions with patients and clinicians, protocol preparation and study design, and the process of integrating as a basic scientist into a clinical setting.
Both the didactic curriculum and mentored hands-on clinical experience are designed to expose participants to several components of clinical research, including the transition from bench to bedside, the advantages and limitations of human and animal models, the regulatory process that governs clinical research, and the difference between clinical research and clinical care.