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:

Karen Costenbader, MD, MPH | Professor, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Course Topics

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

Unit 1: Preparation
2 weeks

Unit 2: Specific Aims
2 weeks

Unit 3: Rules and Budgets
2 weeks

Unit 4: Review and Resubmission
2 weeks

Participant Expectations

Participants are expected to dedicate 2 to 4 hours of time to the course each week. Course activities include: watching all lecture videos, completing unit assignments, completing pre- and post-course surveys. Participants may work through the course at their own pace, but must meet all assignment 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 12.75 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 activities
  • Completing the pre- and post-course surveys

Eligible participants may request certificates of completion and/or CME credit certificates at the end of the course evaluation survey, which will be sent via email at the end of the course.