The Turkish Initiative Program has been created to enhance the interest in Clinical and Basic Science research in Turkiye by offering the opportunity to learn and practice research skills. The objective is to bridge the gap between the bench and the clinic and to train future investigators who will become leaders for international collaboration in medical clinical research and medical education.
In cooperation with the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research course from the Department of Continuing Education at Harvard Medical School, five to ten applicants from Turkiye will be invited to participate in the 2012 Principles and Practice of Clinical Research program at Harvard Medical School and, in addition, due to the partnership with some research laboratories, the candidates will be interviewed by research laboratories at Harvard Medical School affiliated hospitals for a one-year long training period.
Not only will awardees have the opportunity to participate in an educational program from the department of continuing education the six-month course in clinical research methodology (Principles and Practice of Clinical Research) but awardees will also be an integral part of the Turkish Initiative Program organizational team and share their work with health care professionals from different parts of the globe. The awardees will work on research projects and, therefore, have the opportunity to become co-authors in future publications (in case their work is published).