Courses on the principles & practices of translational research. Introduction to Translational Medicine

Eligibility and Tuition

Admission Requirements

  • All applicants must be able to commit the full four days.
  • Applicants must have an MD, DMD, PharmD, DNP, PhD, or equivalent and be poised to begin or be actively engaged in basic or clinical research. Clinical fellows and post-doctoral fellows are both welcome to participate, but must commit time to the course (i.e. no on-call duty, etc.).
  • This program is designed specifically for those interested in a career in moving scientific discoveries between the laboratory and the bedside (including pre-clinical discovery and first-in-human trials).
  • Endorsement by the applicant's department chair, division chief, principal investigator, or fellowship director who can approve time away from clinical responsibilities to attend the four-day course.


Tuition-free for Harvard-affiliated institutions.

Harvard Catalyst's Postgraduate Education Program offers first priority to applicants who are current Harvard students, faculty, or current employees of Harvard University, its ten schools, and its seventeen Academic Healthcare Centers (AHC), or that of Boston College School of Nursing, MIT, or Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. A complete list of participating institutions can be found on the About Harvard Catalyst page.

Eligible external applicants are accepted when space is available. A fee may apply; please contact us for details and conditions of fee.

Learn More

Watch a Pathfinder video in which ITTM presenter Mason Freeman, MD, explains T1 translational research.