Distance Learning Clinical Research Training Programs
Clinical Research Mentor-Mentee Program
Clinical Research Training Program
Clinical Research Fast-Track Program
6 Months Certification
Inpatient Hospital Rotations
6 Months Certification
3 Months Certification
Special Interest Groups
Educational & Skill Learning Sessions
Project-specific Research Experience
2 Original Research Studies
2 Original Research Studies
1 Original Research Study
Manuscript Writing Support
Peer-reviewed National Conference Submission Support
3 Conference Presentations
3 Conference Presentations
1 Conference Presentation
Opportunity to “Lead Your Project” with Our Team of Residents and Attendings
Limited to SPSS & Mendeley
Google Classroom & Recorded Sessions Access
Research CV & Residency-Fellowship Application Guidance **
Research-related Interview Preparation
“Annual Research Day” Presentation
Mentorship (1 Year) ***
US Attending Physician-Student Pair up)
Participate in as many projects as possible
Letter of Recommendation from Speciality-specific US Attending Physician based on evaluation from research mentorship (Duration: 6 months)
US Inpatient Hospital Rotations – 4, 8, or 12 weeks
Opportunity to understand Electronic Health Record system and present Case-reports at National conferences
Letter of Recommendations from Speciality-specific US Attending Physicians based on evaluation from Clinical Rotations (Duration: 4, 8, or 12 weeks)
* Though we require students to complete at least one literature review with the help of the team members, we will encourage and support you to write as many reviews and as case reports as possible, to sharpen your writing and persuasive argument skills and will help you to publish them.
** CV and Application covers different sections like Research Experience, Publications, Certification, Achievements, and Memberships.
*** Clinical Research Mentor-Mentee Program (CRMM: One-on-One Research Mentorship) is designed in a unique way in which educational and hands-on projects experience will be same as CRTP but while doing CRTP, you will (1) get opportunity to work One-on-One with US attending physician of your speciality and interest, (2) get closely evaluated by attending by designing and executing your/attending‘s personal projects, (3) continue working with that attending even after finishing program to create long-term mentorship, and (4) get every help possible from attending in sharpening your skills and intellectual growth to tailor your residency/fellowship path to achieve surest success.
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
Basic science research, Clinical research, and Translational (Bench to Bedside + Clinical trials to Population-based implementation) research
Clinical research is a component of medical and health research intended to produce knowledge valuable for understanding human disease, preventing and treating illness, and promoting health. It is broadly divided into the original study (observational and clinical trials) and non-original study (reviews and case-reports).
Original research is usually an observational study, interventional study, or meta-analysis of observational studies or clinical trials. Any study with a definite research hypothesis, methods, analysis planning, data collection, and results is considered as the original study. In comparison to that, non-original studies are the studies lacking a definite research methodology and analysis, eg bibliometric study/literature review, case reports, letter to the editor, etc.
From the highest value to down the list, Peer-reviewed Original Article [Manuscript, Brief article (short communication), Research letter, and peer-reviewed conference oral and poster presentations/abstract], Peer-reviewed Non-original Article [Narrative/bibliometric Review article, Case report, and Letter to Editor], and Non-peer reviewed publications.
The abstract is a brief report (300 words) on a specific research topic that can be presented at national/international medical conferences in oral, moderated poster, or poster presentation session, and most of the peer-reviewed abstracts are published in the supplement issue of the society’s journal and appeared on Google Scholar.
The manuscript is a full-length article (2000-4000 words-depends on the type) consist of Abstract, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, and other project-related details and is published in the journals.
Depending on the specialty, physicians-in-training presents their work at conferences and annual meetings like American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions, Hypertension, International Stroke Conference, American Medical Association, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, Digestive Disease Week, American Society of Hematology, American Academy of Neurology, American Neurological Association, American Academy of Family Medicine, Society of General Internal Medicine, United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology, etc.
For an original research project, it takes 3-4 months to submit and another total 4-5 months to get published.
Finalizing the project -> Research proposal writting -> Documentations -> Data collection -> Analysis -> Writing and revising draft -> (Submission & Presentation of findings at appropriate Meeting/Conference) -> Submission manuscript to journal -> Editorial rejection / Editorial acceptance -> Reviewers rejection / Major changes / Minor changes / Acceptance -> (Rejected submission to other journal) -> Changes in accepted submissions -> Pre-print editing -> Copy rights transfer -> In-press -> Publication -> Celebration & Reward yourself -> New Beginning
Few important skills like research proposal writing, data understanding and collection, analytical skill, presentation of data (table and graphs), writing and citing skill, submission & publication skills. Analytical tools available are SPSS, SAS, R, RevMan, CMA, OpenMetaAnalyst, etc.
Types of publications and databases, Hypothesis generation from your ideas, literature review, understanding datasets, design methodology, analysis data with different tools, interpretation of data, abstract and manuscript writing using various tools, the submission process in various conferences and journals, create oral and poster presentations, Research & application/CV, and research-related questions for residency interviews.
PubMed is the search engine like any other search engine Scopus, MedLine, EMBASE, Google Scholar, etc. where journals are registered so all volumes and issues of different journals, one can find out at one place. So one can use the analogy of a library (PubMed or Scopus) with different books (journals) in it. Journals indexed with PubMed and non-PubMed have the same values if they can create a digital object identifier (DOI) for articles.
Clinical research plays a very crucial role after USMLE scores and US clinical experience in the residency MATCH process. USMLE scores are not possible to change and USCE has a limitation after having certain months and will disappear from your CV once you MATCH or get a job, but research education/skills and publications will be with you throughout your career and help you not only to MATCH in RESIDENCY but also in the desired FELLOWSHIP. Research is the only thing which you can keep doing every year until you MATCH and improve your CV, while doing a job, once your CV gets saturated with scores and USCE. These skills will also be helpful while working in an academic setting, applying for grants, aiming for academic success, and while applying for non-residency-related research jobs (research coordinator/assistant).
Residents and fellows usually work on observational and/or quality improvement studies (retrospective and cross-sectional) and meta-analysis besides doing traditional literature reviews and case studies.
Usually, the cost of execution and/or publication varies depends on the size and resources needed during the process. While budgeting a project, you may keep in mind of cost of data collection & storage, analysis & analytical tools, laboratory & device costs (if any), and article processing and editing costs (APC) if going for an open-access journal.