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Developing Essential Skills in Clinical Research - 1.25 CME Credits

Preparing medical doctors to become effective US clinical investigators

Start Date: November 14, 2017
Duration: ~ 2 hours
Price: $65

Course Description

The course is designed for medical doctors who desire to pursue a career in clinical research in the US. The course will help you develop knowledge on key elements required to be an effective clinical investigator, understand what it takes to become a clinician-investigator, understand the importance of mentorship in your career trajectory, and develop specific skills in writing proposals, crafting scientific papers, and making effective presentations. Our goal is to prepare you to be the best clinician-investigator you can be.

What You'll Learn

  • Identify key elements required to be an effective clinical investigator
  • Examine what it takes to become a clinician-investigator
  • Determine the importance of mentorship in your career trajectory
  • Develop specific skills in writing proposals, crafting scientific papers, and making effective presentations

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Instructors

Dr. Ajay K. Singh, MBBS, FRCP (UK), MBA

Dr. Ajay K. Singh, MBBS, FRCP (UK), MBA Senior Associate Dean for Global and Continuing Education and Director, Master in Medical Sciences in Clinical Investigation (MMSCI) Program, Harvard Medical School; Director of Continuing Medical Education, Department of Medicine and Renal Division, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

ACCREDITATION AND AMA CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENTS

Accreditation Statement

The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement

The Harvard Medical School designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

DISCLOSURE STATEMENT

Disclosure Policy

Harvard Medical School has long held the standard that its continuing medical education courses be free of commercial bias.

In accord with the disclosure policy of the Medical School as well as standards set forth by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, course planners, speakers, and content reviewers have been asked to disclose any relevant relationship they, or their spouse or partner, have to companies producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. In addition, faculty have been asked to list any off-label uses of pharmaceuticals and/or devices for investigational or non-FDA approved purposes that they plan to discuss.

Such disclosure is not intended to suggest or condone bias in any presentation, but is elicited to provide the course director and participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a given presentation.

Disclosure Statement

The following planners, speakers, and content reviewers, on behalf of themselves and their spouse or partner, have reported financial relationships with an entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services (relevant to the content of the activity) consumed by, or used on, patients:

Name: Ajay K. Singh, MBBS, FCRP (UK), MBA
Role: Course Planner and Faculty
Company: GlaxoSmithKline
Relationship: Research

Name: Louis Pasquale, MD
Role: Committee on Proposal Review Member
Company: Bausch + Lomb
Relationship: Paid Consultant

Company: Novartis
Relationship: Non-Paid Consultant

Company: Allergan
Relationship: Speaker

Company: NEI
Relationship: Grant

Company: Merck
Relationship: Unrestricted Grant

All other individuals including course directors, planners, reviewers, faculty, staff, etc., who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity have, on behalf of themselves and their spouse or partner, reported no financial relationships related to the content of this activity.

COURSE OUTLINE

Developing Essential Skills in Clinical Research is structured as follows. Learners must pass the final posttest with a score of 75% or higher to claim their CME certificate:

A Career as a Clinician-Investigator:
  • Keys to Establishing a Career as a Clinician-Investigator
  • How to Write a Scientific Paper
  • The Research Question
  • Preparing a Research Proposal
  • Effective Presentations
  • Mentorship
CME Certificate
  • CME Posttest
  • Course Evaluation

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Who should take this course?

This course is designed for medical doctors who would like to pursue a career in clinical research.

How long will this course take?

This course should take approximately 2 hours to complete. You do not need to complete it all at once. You may come back as often as you would like.

How long will this course be available?

This self-paced course will end November 14, 2018.

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What if I want to learn more about this topic?

HMS Continuing Education holds live topic-focused conferences throughout the year, please see our course catalog for upcoming events.

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