The Clinical Research Training Program is a two-year program consisting of a didactic curriculum emphasizing epidemiology, biostatistics, study design, computer methods, research ethics, and a mentored experience in clinical research leading to the preparation of a thesis. Scholars successfully completing this program will earn a Master of Science Degree in Clinical Research Methods at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University.
The CRTP trains future investigators with studies spanning the entire spectrum of clinical research activities, including the required "core competencies." Through this approach, investigators with widely differing perspectives learn a common language and a shared set of skills. Trainees interested in translational, patient-oriented research and those interested in health services research are learning side by side. In addition, scholars are drawn from all medical specialties and subspecialties in an effort to enhance future collaborations across disciplines.
Applicants for the Clinical Research Training Program (CRTP) should be aware of funding opportunities that would support their time and tuition as CRTP Scholars. Notable among these sources of support is the NIH K-series, particularly the K23 awards. Qualified clinicians submitting applications for these grants may simultaneously apply for the CRTP, and most CRTP applicants should consider applying for such grants. Einstein fellows and faculty can contact the Office of Grant Support for information on funding opportunities. Information can be obtained from their web site (http://www.einstein.yu.edu/ogs/) or from the Director, Dr. Charles Hathaway (email: Hathaway@aecom.yu.edu; phone: 718-430-3642).
For further information regarding the CRTP program, please visit us at http://www.aecom.yu.edu/crtp.