The educational curriculum of this K12 program will be competency based; scholars will master the core competencies in clinical research developed by the Education Core Competency Work Group of the National Center for Research Resources.
Scholars may enroll in the Human Investigation Program (HIP) to receive their Master of Clinical Research (MCR) degree. Scholars who already have a similar degree will work with their mentor team to develop an individualized course of study.
In addition to didactic courses in clinical research, scholars will have many training opportunities to enhance their leadership, clinical, and research skills through:
- Conferences (national and regional), including an annual NIH sponsored conference for scholars in Emergency Medicine K12 programs
- The OCTRI Scholars Program
- Emergency Care Research Seminars serve as a venue for peer mentorship, training on specific research skills or topics and review of research products