Course Dates:

Course Dates:

This course runs twice per year in the spring and fall. For details on the next iteration of this course, please visit the overview page.

Course Website

Course Website

When registered for the course, you will be provided a personalized username and password that allows you to sign-in.


Course Director:

Christopher Gibbons, MD | Associate Professor, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Course Topics

This course includes the following topics and was designed to be taken at your own pace.

Course Introduction
3 weeks

Unit 1: Industry Culture & Philosophy
3 weeks

Unit 2: Types of Industry-Funded Research
3 weeks

Unit 3: Building Your Networking Skills
3 weeks

Unit 4: Expanding Your Mentoring Network
3 weeks

Course Conclusion
3 weeks

Participant Expectations

The course is designated for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ which are earned through completing course activities; including watching all lecture videos and completing pre- and post-course surveys over the duration of this ten-week course. Participants are expected to dedicate 2-3 hours of time to the course each week.

A full course schedule has been included above. Participants may work through the course at their own pace, but must meet all course deadlines in order to remain eligible for a certificate of completion and/or CME credit certificate.

Completing the Course

Each participant is eligible for a certificate of completion upon viewing all course lecture videos and completing course assignments.

CME Credit: The Harvard Catalyst Education Program is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Harvard Catalyst Education Program designates this enduring material for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. In order to receive CME credits, participants must complete the course in its entirety by the designated timelines listed below in the course schedule. Completion of the course includes the following:

  • Watching all videos for the course
  • Completing all course activities (group discussions and individual submissions)
  • Completing the pre- and post-course surveys

Eligible participants may request certificates of completion and/or CME credit certificates through the end of the course evaluation survey, which is available as part of the course conclusion via the course website.