What you'll learn

  • Design and perform observational and experimental clinical research
  • Analyze, interpret and present clinical research data
  • Write and revise successful grant proposals
  • Lead clinical teams across a variety of health care settings

Course description

Designed for clinicians and clinician-scientists in both the United States and abroad, our Global Clinical Scholars Research Training program aims to enable scholars to expand their knowledge and sharpen their skills in clinical research. Using a blended learning model that incorporates online tools, in-person seminars and dynamic workshops, the curriculum is focused on enhancing your ability at every stage of the research process–from writing grant proposals and launching new projects to analyzing data and presenting your results. 

This program combines online learning with three intensive workshops that are designed to offer a mix of traditional and innovative approaches. Each month, you will participate in five to six interactive webinars – including review sessions by faculty and special seminars from leading experts–and also have access to more than 85 prerecorded online lectures. Both concentrations of Advanced Epidemiology or Clinical Trials require scholars to take the foundation courses and their choice of elective courses, in addition to a capstone project.

Participants will be eligible for Associate Alumni status upon successful completion of the program. Early tuition and need-based tuition reductions may be available.

Course outline

  • Clinical Leadership in Medicine

    Expand your leadership abilities and acquire the skills and framework you need to:

    • Manage a health care team in diverse clinical settings
    • Pilot successful collaborations within and outside your group
    • Navigate the complexities of the institution
    • Manage conflicts that arise in a high-stakes environment
  • Advanced Statistical Tools

    Learn to utilize Stata statistical software and other advanced computing methods for:

    • Analyzing longitudinal data
    • Modeling regression and survival analysis
    • Representing polynomial trends for time (e.g., linear or quadratic) and linear mixed-effects models
    • Generating polished, manuscript-ready figures and tables
  • Research Ethics

    Examine common challenges in the conduct and review of biomedical human subjects research, including:

    • Evolution of ethical codes and regulations
    • Responsibility of physicians as investigators
    • Preparation of the research protocol application and informed consent documents
    • Challenges of conducting research involving children and adolescents


  • Senior Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education, Harvard Medical School; Renal Physician, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute
  • Director of Innovation in Surgical Education, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Instructor in Surgery, Harvard Medical School
  • Research Scientist, Center for Health Decision Science, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
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