During the Advanced Fellowship Training Program, research fellows will have approximately 80% protected time to engage in formal coursework and to conduct a scholarly research project. During the first year of fellowship, the Associate Director of Research will help the fellow identify an appropriate mentor or mentors. The HMS Multicampus Geriatric Medicine Fellowship has a deep supply of research mentors, including those at the Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research   and the New England GRECC at VA Boston and Bedford. The fellow will work closely with their mentor to formulate a hypothesis and to analyze data.

Fellows will select appropriate coursework that will enhance their research training. Examples of pertinent coursework include:

  • Clinical Effectiveness program (6 weeks in summer, Harvard School of Public Health, by application)
  • Catalyst coursework (numerous options including a short course in biostatistics or two year advanced training program, by application)
  • Advanced Aging Research Training Seminar (AARTs) – monthly two year curriculum for post-doctoral trainees
  • Interventional Studies in Aging Center (ISAC) – consult service for clinical trials

Additional Training Opportunities in Research: