Clinical Research Education

Research Update Organization is an educational organization founded to promote clinical research and its application. We provide tailored clinical research training programs, emphasizing aspects of basic and advanced clinical research as well as an understanding of the publication processes for future and current physicians across the world. We also offer customized consultation, from the basics of translating ideas and thoughts into viable research projects to more complex research proposal development, study design and methodology, IRB documentation, data collection, biostatistical support, drafting and editing the manuscript, and the publication process.

Self-Paced Clinical Research Program

Live & Recorded Sessions + Hands-on Research Experience
 (Duration: 1 Month)
$500

Resident Research Thesis Program

(For US and Indian Resident Doctors Only)
Live & Recorded Sessions + Hands-on Research Experience + One-on-One Mentorship
 (Duration: Till completion of thesis)
$1000

Clinical Research Fast-Track Program

(For US Residency-Fellowship and UK PLAB-UKMLA Applicants)
Live Sessions + Hands-on Research Experience
 (Duration: 3 Months)
$1000

Clinical Research Training Program

(Exclusive to US Residency and Fellowship Applicants)
Live Sessions + Hands-on Research Experience + One-on-One Mentorship + Certification
(Duration: 6 Months)
$4000

Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Research

(For US Medical School Students and IMGs Requiring F1 Student Visa Support)
Live Sessions (In-Person or Distance Learning) + Hands-on Research Experience + One-on-One Mentorship + Certification
 (Duration: Full-time 12 Months and Part-time 24 Months)
$12,000

Physician Scientist Training Program

(CME Accredited – For US-Practicing Physicians Only)
Live Sessions + Hands-on Research Experience + Leadership and Mentorship Guidance + Certification
 (Duration: 12 Months)
$10,000

Undergraduate Research Assistant Program

(Exclusive to US Medical School Applicants Only)
Live Sessions + Hands-on Research Experience + One-on-One Mentorship + Certification
 (Duration: 12 Months)
$6000

Medical Research Scholars Program

Live Sessions + Certification
(Duration: 12 Months)
Free

HIGHLIGHTS

Self-Paced Clinical Research Program

Live & Recorded Sessions + Hands-on Research Experience
 (Duration: 1 Month)
$500
Highlights
  • Self-Paced Online Learning: Research education, Hands-on project experience, Manuscript publications, and Certification
  • 1 month of comprehensive clinical research experience
  • Step-by-step thorough guidance on projects’ formation, execution, and publication process
  • The course covers a full spectrum of basic research education and guidance on translating ideas and thoughts into viable research projects, including case reports and literature review studies
  • Learning opportunity for presenting and publishing your project
  • 8-10 students (including residents and/or fellows) per group
  • Groups will be monitored and mentored by two mentors: Dr. Patel, and a Speciality-specific US Attending Physician
  • Opportunity to participate in the “Annual Research Day”
  • At the end of the course, you should expect to watch 20 hours of recorded didactics, 5 hours of online (via Zoom) didactics from our research experts, and complete 1 Research Study (Case Report and/or Literature Review) and 1 National Conference Abstract (Case Report) Presentation

Resident Research Thesis Program

(For US and Indian Resident Doctors Only)
Live & Recorded Sessions + Hands-on Research Experience + One-on-One Mentorship
 (Duration: Till completion of thesis)
$1000
Highlights
  • Self-Paced Online Learning: Research education, Hands-on project experience, National conference presentation, Abstract and Manuscript publications, and Certification
  • 1 year of comprehensive clinical research experience
  • Step-by-step, thorough guidance on projects’ formation, execution, and publication process
  • The course covers a full spectrum of basic research education and guidance on translating ideas and thoughts into viable research projects, including observational and quality improvement (QI) studies
  • Learning opportunity for presenting and publishing your project
  • One-on-one counseling between resident and mentor
  • Groups will be monitored and mentored by two mentors: Dr. Patel and an Onboard Biostatistician
  • Specifically tailored for USA- and Indian-origin Residents (PG) to complete the thesis
  • Opportunity to participate in the “Annual Research Day”
  • At the end of the course, you should expect to watch 20 hours of recorded didactics, 5 hours of online (via Zoom) didactics from our research experts, and complete 1 Research Study and 1 National Conference Abstract Presentation (Thesis only)

Clinical Research Fast-Track Program

(For US Residency-Fellowship and UK PLAB-UKMLA Applicants)
Live Sessions + Hands-on Research Experience
 (Duration: 3 Months) 
$1000
Highlights
  • Most-in-one: Research education, Analytical skill learning, Hands-on project experience, National conference presentations, Abstract and Manuscript publications, Research CV, Interview preparation, and Certification
  • months of comprehensive clinical research experience
  • Step-by-step, thorough guidance on projects’ formation, execution, and publication process
  • The course covers a full spectrum of basic and advanced research education and guidance on translating ideas and thoughts into viable research projects, including observational study and quality improvement (QI) studies
  • Learning opportunity for presenting and publishing your project
  • 8-10 students (including residents and/or fellows) per group
  • Groups will be monitored and mentored by three mentors: Dr. Patel, a Speciality-specific US Attending Physician, and an Onboard Biostatistician
  • Specifically tailored for US Residency-Fellowship and UK PLAB-UKMLA Applicants
  • Opportunity to participate in the “Annual Research Day”
  • At the end of the course, you should expect to have completed Research Study (Observational Study) and 1 National Conference Abstract Presentation

Clinical Research Training Program

(Exclusive to US Residency and Fellowship Applicants)
Live Sessions + Hands-on Research Experience + One-on-One Mentorship + Certification
(Duration: 6 Months)
$4000
Highlights
  • All-in-one: Research education, Analytical skill learning, Hands-on project experience, National conference presentations, Abstract and Manuscript publications, Research CV, Interview preparation, Certification, Research Mentorship, and Letter of Recommendation from a Speciality-specific US Attending Physician
  • 6-12 months of comprehensive clinical research experience
  • Step-by-step, thorough guidance on projects’ formation and execution process
  • The course covers a full spectrum of basic and advanced research education and guidance on translating ideas and thoughts into viable research projects, including observational study, quality improvement (QI) study, systematic review & meta-analysis, literature review, survey study, and case report-series
  • Each month, you will be working on different types of projects, with the USA attending and instructors, and submit them to the appropriate Peer-reviewed National Conferences (AHA, AMA, AAN, ANA, DDW, AASLD, SGIM, APA, EPA, USCAP, etc.) and PubMed/Google Scholar-indexed peer-reviewed journals (Major Publication Houses: Elsevier, Springer Nature, MDPI, BMJ, Wiley, SAGE, Cureus, etc.)
  • Learning opportunities for presenting and publishing your projects
  • 8-10 students (including residents and/or fellows) per group
  • Groups will be monitored and mentored by three mentors: Dr. Patel, a Speciality-specific US Attending Physician, and an Onboard Biostatistician
  • Specifically tailored for USA Residency or Fellowship Applicants
  • Research Mentorship (Speciality-specific US Attending Physician-Student Pair-Up)
  • Get closely evaluated by attending, while designing and executing projects and working as a “Remote research assistant”
  • Continue working with the team even after finishing the program to create long-term mentorship
  • Get every possible help from the attending in sharpening your research-related skills to tailor your residency or fellowship path to achieve the surest success
  • Opportunity to participate in the “Annual Research Day”
  • Certification of Completion will  be provided upon successful completion of the training and presenting your work in the “Peer-reviewed National Conference”
  • Letter of Recommendation from Speciality-specific US Attending Physician based on evaluation from research mentorship on Hospital Letterhead (Duration: 6-12 months)
  • At the end of the course, you should expect to have completed 4 Research Studies (Observational Study, Systematic Review +/- Meta-analysis, Literature Review, and Case Report) and 4 National Conference Abstract Presentations

Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Research

(For US Medical School Students and IMGs Requiring F1 Student Visa Support)
Live Sessions (In-Person or Distance Learning) + Hands-on Research Experience + One-on-One Mentorship + Certification
 (Duration: Full-time 12 Months and Part-time 24 Months)
$12,000
Highlights
  • Exclusive: Research education, Analytical skill learning, Hands-on project experience, National conference presentations, Abstract and Manuscript publications, Research CV, Interview preparation, Certification, Research Mentorship, and Letter of Recommendation from a Speciality-specific US Attending Physician
  • Distance Learning OR In-Person: 12-24 months of comprehensive clinical research experience
  • Ideal for US MD and DO Students and IMGs requiring Student Visa Support
  • Step-by-step, thorough guidance on projects’ formation and execution process
  • The course covers a full spectrum of basic and advanced research education and guidance on translating ideas and thoughts into viable research projects, including observational study, quality improvement (QI) study, systematic review & meta-analysis, literature review, survey study, and case report-series
  • Each month, you will be working on different types of projects, with the USA attending and instructors, and submit them to the appropriate Peer-reviewed National Conferences (AHA, AMA, AAN, ANA, DDW, AASLD, SGIM, APA, EPA, USCAP, etc.) and PubMed/Google Scholar-indexed peer-reviewed journals (Major Publication Houses: Elsevier, Springer Nature, MDPI, BMJ, Wiley, SAGE, Cureus, etc.)
  • Learning opportunities for presenting and publishing your projects
  • 8-10 students (including residents and/or fellows) per group
  • Groups will be monitored and mentored by three mentors: Dr. Patel, a Speciality-specific US Attending Physician, and an Onboard Biostatistician
  • Research Mentorship (Speciality-specific US Attending Physician-Student Pair-Up)
  • Get closely evaluated by attending, while designing and executing projects and working as a “Remote research assistant”
  • Continue working with the team even after finishing the program to create long-term mentorship
  • Get every possible help from the attending in sharpening your research-related skills to tailor your residency or fellowship path to achieve the surest success
  • Opportunity to participate in the “Annual Research Day”
  • Certification of Completion will  be provided upon successful completion of the training and presenting your work in the “Peer-reviewed National Conference”
  • Letter of Recommendation from Speciality-specific US Attending Physician based on evaluation from research mentorship on Hospital Letterhead (Duration: 12 months)
  • At the end of the course, you should expect to have completed 4 Research Studies (Observational Study, Systematic Review +/- Meta-analysis, Literature Review, and Case Report) and 4 National Conference Abstract Presentations

Physician-Scientist Training Program

(CME Accredited – For US-Practicing Physicians Only)
Live Sessions + Hands-on Research Experience + Leadership and Mentorship Guidance + Certification
 (Duration: 12 Months)
$10,000
Highlights
  • Exclusive: Research education, Analytical skill learning, Hands-on project experience, National conference presentations, Abstract and Manuscript publications, Research CV, Interview preparation, Certification, Research Mentorship, Leadership and Mentorship guidance, and Career Development guidance
  • 12 months of comprehensive clinical research experience
  • Step-by-step, thorough guidance on projects’ formation and execution process
  • The course covers a full spectrum of basic and advanced research education and guidance on translating ideas and thoughts into viable research projects, including observational study, quality improvement (QI) study, systematic review & meta-analysis, literature review, survey study, and case report-series
  • Each month, you will be working on different types of projects, with the USA attending and instructors, and submit them to the appropriate Peer-reviewed National Conferences (AHA, AMA, AAN, ANA, DDW, AASLD, SGIM, APA, EPA, USCAP, etc.) and PubMed/Google Scholar-indexed peer-reviewed journals (Major Publication Houses: Elsevier, Springer Nature, MDPI, BMJ, Wiley, SAGE, Cureus, etc.)
  • Learning opportunities for presenting and publishing your projects
  • 8-10 students (including residents and/or fellows) per group
  • Groups will be monitored and mentored by three mentors, Dr. Patel, a Speciality-specific US Attending Physician, and an Onboard Biostatistician
  • Specifically tailored for USA Practicing Physicians and Greencard or Promotion applicants only
  • Grant Writing Training 
  • Stepwise approach to become an Independent Investigator
  • Research-based Inter-Institutional Collaboration
  • Career Development Guidance
  • Leadership and Mentorship Guidance
  • Balancing Research and Clinical Practice
  • Opportunity to participate in the “Annual Research Day”
  • Certification of Completion will  be provided upon successful completion of the training and presenting your work in the “Peer-reviewed National Conference”
  • At the end of the course, you should expect to have completed Research Studies (Observational Study, Systematic Review +/- Meta-analysis, Literature Review, and Case Report) and 8 National Conference Abstract Presentations

Undergraduate Research Assistant Program

(Exclusive to US Medical School Applicants Only)
Live Sessions + Hands-on Research Experience + One-on-One Mentorship + Certification
 (Duration: 12 Months)
$6000
Highlights
  • Exclusive: Research education, Analytical skill learning, Hands-on project experience, National conference presentations, Abstract and Manuscript publications, Research CV, Interview preparation, Certification, Research Mentorship, and Letter of Recommendation
  • 12 months of comprehensive clinical research experience
  • Step-by-step, thorough guidance on projects’ formation and execution process
  • The course covers a full spectrum of basic and advanced research education and guidance on translating ideas and thoughts into viable research projects, including observational study, quality improvement (QI) study, systematic review & meta-analysis, literature review, survey study, and case report-series
  • You will be working on different projects, with the USA attending and instructors, and submit them to the appropriate Peer-reviewed National Conferences and PubMed/Google Scholar-indexed peer-reviewed journals
  • Learning opportunities for presenting and publishing your projects
  • 8-10 students (including residents and/or fellows) per group
  • Groups will be monitored and mentored by three mentors: Dr. Patel, a Speciality-specific US Faculty Member, and an Onboard Biostatistician
  • Specifically tailored for Medical School Applicants
  • Get closely evaluated by attending, while designing and executing projects and working as a “Remote research assistant”
  • Continue working with the team even after finishing the program to create long-term mentorship
  • Opportunity to participate in the “Annual Research Day”
  • Certification of Completion will  be provided upon successful completion of the training and presenting your work in the “Peer-reviewed National Conference”
  • Letter of Recommendation based on evaluation from research mentorship (Duration: 12 months)
  • At the end of the course, you should expect to have completed 3 Research Studies (Observational Study, Systematic Review, and Literature Review) and 2 National Conference Abstract Presentations

Medical Research Scholars Program

Live Sessions + Certification
(Duration: 12 Months)
Free
Highlights
  • One year of comprehensive clinical research experience (12 group Zoom sessions)
  • You will be required to participate in at least 9 of the 12 virtual sessions (75%)
  • ⁠Step-by-step guidance on brainstorming ideas to achieve a successful publication
  • Course content covers a full spectrum of basic research education and guidance on translating ideas and thoughts into viable research projects, including observational and quality improvement studies, review articles, case reports, etc.
  • The opportunity to submit projects as a peer-reviewed abstract in a national conference
  • A mentor-mentee relationship encouraging a publication (optional and self-directed)
Cost
  • Education seminars will be endowed by AAPI MSRF, AAPI PreMed, and the Research Update Organization at no cost to attendees.
  • If you require a Certificate of Completion, you must:
  1. Attend at least 9 of the 12 virtual sessions AND
  2. Complete a short assignment following every session
Coursework
Enrollment for Indian-Origin Applicants and AAPI Members
  • For Indian-origin applicants, they must be members of AAPI MSRF or AAPI PreMed to participate in the program. To apply for membership, please click HERE.
Enrollment for Non-Indian-Origin Applicants and Non-AAPI Members
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