Who Should Apply

Physician researchers and other clinical researchers, fellows, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and faculty who are seeking the quantitative and analytic skills needed for clinical research or are interested in health care administration are encouraged to apply. Ideally, applicants should have a mentored environment to apply the skills learned from the PCE.

Local applicants should have a position in a clinical department at a teaching hospital. Applicants outside of Boston should be recommended by their affiliated medical school or teaching hospital. Exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Ideally, applicants will have a mentored environment at a clinical institution or teaching hospital to apply the skills learned from the Program in Clinical Effectiveness. If this is the case, the application should include a recommendation from someone from that location.

Typically, PCE applicants have completed their medical residency training, however those who are completing a residency program longer than three years and includes extended time devoted to research training are also encouraged to apply. The PCE does not accept medical students. We encourage applications from individuals from minority groups, but race and ethnicity will not be considered in the selection process.