Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Research (PGDCR)

(For US MD/DO Students and IMGs requiring F1 Student Visa Support)

12 Months Certification

Hands-on Research Experience

Research Mentorship

Distance Learning

F1 Student Visa Support
(if required)


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  • 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 months of comprehensive clinical research experience
  • F1 Student Visa Support for IMGs
  • Ideal for US MD/DO Students
  • 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/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/volunteer
  • 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/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

Our Combo Plans

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Research (Distance Leaning – Off Campus)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Research (On Campus) + F1 Student Visa
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Research (On Campus) + F1 Student Visa + Clinical Experience (Elective, Externships, or Observerships)


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