An eight-week program for PhDs interested in clinical and translational research. Clinical Research Orientation Program for PhDs (CROPP)

Program Details and Preparation

Introductory session

  • Thursday, September 7, 2017, 4:00pm - 6:30pm

Mentor meetings

Participants will meet with their assigned mentor for one hour per week for six weeks. The meetings will run from September 11 to October 20, 2017. The schedule and meeting location will be determined by the mentor and participants.

Group meetings

Thursdays, 4:00pm - 6:00pm at Harvard Medical School

  • September 14, 2017
  • September 28, 2017
  • October 5, 2017
  • October 19, 2017

Research Site Visits

There will be two required Clinical Research Center (CRC) site visits throughout the eight-week program. The schedule for these visits will depend on the specific research site schedule and availability of personnel. These two sessions, each approximately two hours in length, will occur during the weeks of September 18 and October 9.

Participants will return to the CRCs individually between September 25 and October 20 to witness the informed consent process in actual research studies. These informed consent visits need to be scheduled by each participant.

Closing session

  • Thursday, October 26, 2017, 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Course Schedule