Mentored Clinical Research
Training Program (2017)

A collaborative initiative by Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM) and Houston Methodist (HM), the Mentored Clinical Research Training Program (MCRTP) offers junior physicians a fast-track program to acquire the skillset to develop a clinical research project proposal and embark on a clinical research career pathway. The program is aimed at WCM and HM early career physicians who have a strong interest in clinical research but who currently lack the time to participate in comprehensive clinical research training, such as the certificate and Master's programs in clinical investigation of Weill Cornell's Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC).

The MCRTP begins with an intensive, four-day workshop, to be held from July 13 through July 16, 2016 in NYC at the Cornell Club. Drawing on courses adapted from the CTSC, small group sessions, and invited speakers, the workshop will provide participants with an introduction or refresher to the foundations of clinical research, including research design and methodologies, data management and analysis, and the regulatory process. Throughout the year following the workshop, trainees will develop their own clinical research project proposal under mentorship guidance from experienced clinical researchers at Weill Cornell and/or Houston Methodist. The aim is to develop an IRB-submission-ready research proposal to be sent to an external funding agency for consideration, although some trainees will be able to move beyond the proposal stage and engage in a research project during the year.



Notification of Intent due Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Invitation for applications Friday, March 31, 2017
Application due Monday, May 15, 2017
Award notification date Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Four-day Workshop Wednesday-Saturday, July 26-29, 2017
One-year mentored program July 2017 - June 2018
Presentation final proposal July 2018


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