Application and Eligibility

We invite all qualified candidates to apply to the CRTP program. In fact, we are open to eligible candidates at any level of training and from any health-related field or medical specialty. If you are unsure if you should apply, contact the CRTP office for guidance.

Strong preference is given to candidates with evidence of prior research productivity. For example 

  • Published papers   
  • Abstracts   
  • Presentations or documentation of research work experience     

In addition, the mentoring environment, mentoring plan and commitment of the mentor are major factors considered by the admissions committee.

 

Eligibility Criteria

  • An academic affiliation with Albert Einstein College of Medicine
    • The program considers physicians, sub-specialty fellows, medical or graduate students at Einstein
    • Medical Students applying to the CRTP must be enrolled at Albert Einstein College of Medicine
    • Faculty and Fellows must hold an appointment at Einstein or an affiliated institution for the two years enrolled in the CRTP  
  • Strong interest in, and aptitude for, clinical research
  • A firm written commitment from the trainee’s department (Chair, Division Head, or Fellowship Director) that all necessary resources will be made to the trainee. This includes protected time with demonstrable reductions in clinical, teaching, and administrative responsibilities (as needed), space, and a computer
  • Identification of a research project and a mentor

 

Application Process 

All application materials must be submitted by March 1 (including all requests for letters through the online application portal) for consideration in the class that commences the following July.

Applications are accepted via our online application system using Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox (CLICK TO HERE TO BEGIN). 
The online system also enables you to send email requests for the required letters/documentation. Required elements include:

  • Applicant Information Form (online form accessible via the appropriate online application link below)
  • Personal Statement which describes your career goals and explains why you believe this training program will help you to achieve those goals.  Not to exceed one page single-spaced using 12 point font 
  • A Research Plan which contains a brief description of your study question and methods.  Not to exceed two pages single-spaced using 12 point font 
  • Your full Curriculum Vitae 
  • Mentor(s) Letter:  You will be asked to provide an email address for at least one individual who will serve as your mentor during the CRTP.  This individual will be asked to submit a letter which will contain a mentoring plan, a description of the research environment they will provide you, a timeline for your research and how they will advocate that you receive adequate time for research.  They will also be asked to submit their NIH biosketch and a list of former trainees (if applicable).
  • Letters of Support:  You will be asked to provide email addresses for two (2) individuals who can provide letters addressing your potential for a career in clinical research.
     
  • Guarantee of Protected Time (Faculty and Fellows only): You will be asked to provide an email address for the appropriate individual who can guarantee your protected time while in the CRTP.  This letter may come from your Fellowship Director, Department Chair or Division Head.  In instances where this letter is signed by more than one individual, please designate only one point person for submission of this letter.  The individual you select will be asked to submit a letter which includes the following:
    • Their support of your participation in the Clinical Research Training Program  
    • That they guarantee you have the required protected time during the two years that you are enrolled in the program in which to attend classes, complete homework, prepare for examinations, conduct research, and develop and defend a thesis
    • Specific acknowledgement of the following:
      • 80% protected time during the first summer (i.e., no more than 8 hours per week based on a 40 hour work week should be committed to non-CRTP activities). 
      • Note: During the first summer, the pace of the program is particularly intense.  Classes are held four days a week for six weeks (i.e., Monday-Thursday 9:00-1:00 and occasional afternoon sessions).  Additionally, there is a take home exam due approximately 2 weeks after the last summer class.  
      • 50% protected time after the first summer (i.e., no more than 20 hours per week based on a 40 hour work week should be committed to non-CRTP activities).  Classes for the remainder of the two year program are held on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9:00 am -1:00 pm.
      • That they will provide you with appropriate space to pursue your studies and perform research; that they will provide access to a computer capable of running up-to-date statistical and data management graphics software
      • That they will serve as a liaison between you, your mentor, and the director of the training program if the need should arise 

        If you have questions or would like tips/suggestions for approaching your supervisor to obtain his/her support and guarantee of protected time, contact Dr. Aileen McGinn Director, CRTP X  
  • Affirmation of Good Academic Standing (Medical Students only):  After submission of your online application, the Dean of Students will be contacted to provide affirmation that you are in good academic standing and that he/she supports your application to the CRTP.

In addition to the online application, Faculty and Fellows only will need to have an official transcript from your doctoral degree institution sent to: 

Clinical Research Training Program
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue, Block 520
Bronx, NY  10461
Phone: 718-430-3740  
Fax:  718-430-2521

Questions can be addressed to 
Aileen McGinn PhD, CRTP Director
Aileen.McGinn@einstein.yu.edu
Phone 718-430-3740

Applications are accepted via our online application system using Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox (CLICK TO HERE TO BEGIN).

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