Summer Program in Clinical Effectiveness

The Summer Program in Clinical Effectiveness – affiliated with Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Harvard Medical School – is intended for physicians who have completed their residencies and wish to obtain the quantitative and analytical skills needed for careers in clinical research. Candidates must be fellows or faculty members and are usually sponsored by their clinical departments or divisions. Students attend an intensive seven-week, 15-credit summer program comprising courses in biostatistics, epidemiology, and health policy and management. Upon completion of the summer-program, qualified participants who apply and are admitted to a degree program may apply these academic credits toward the requirements for either an MPH or an SM degree.

HSPH offers two specifically relevant degree programs: the MPH with a concentration in clinical effectiveness and the SM in epidemiology with an area of interest in clinical epidemiology. Qualified participants may fulfill requirements for the Summer-Only SM in epidemiology by attending classes during a second summer period (and possibly a third) and by completing a supervised research project (5–12.5 credits). Qualified participants may fulfill requirements for the MPH in clinical effectiveness by attending classes during second and third summer periods and by completing a supervised practicum (2.5–7.5 credits).

Contact Information
Barbara Rosen, Administrator or Julia Curletti, Program Coordinator
Program in Clinical Effectiveness
Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
1620 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02120
Phone: 617-732-5500, ext. 3-2436
Fax: 617-732-5344
E-mail: ProgClinEffect@partners.org
Web: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/academics/clinical-effectiveness