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Fellows who are accepted into the Program are required to complete a formal application to the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health prior to beginning the Fellowship.

Summer Program in Clinical Effectiveness

The program begins each July 1 with a seven-week summer core curriculum taught at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The 15-credit core curriculum includes required courses in biostatistics (5 credits) and epidemiology (5 credits), and two elective courses. Electives have included health policy (2.5 credits), health services research (2.5 credits), decision sciences (2.5 credits), quality improvement (2.5 credits), research with large database (2.5 credits) and public health ethics (2.5 credits). The intensive summer experience includes about five hours per day of classroom time and about four hours of assignments. For more information about the Summer Program in Clinical Effectiveness click here.

After completion of the summer core curriculum, Fellows usually continue to take advanced courses at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and, upon earning 45 academic credits, can obtain a Master of Science or Master of Public Health degree.


Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology
Elective Courses, including:

  • Decision Analysis

  • Current Issues in Health Policy

  • Medical Informatics

  • Ethical Basis of the Practice of Public Health: Health Care Delivery

  • Quality Improvement in Health Care

  • Research with Large Databases

  • Survey of Methods and Applications in Health Services Research

Advanced Courses, including:

  • Analytic Issues of Clinical Epidemiology

  • Principles of Clinical Trials

  • Survival Methods in Clinical Research

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