The International Research Initiative is committed to aspiring scientists from around the world with a desire to explore and nurture their interest in scientific research. Be it a part of the path to residency, and/or the start of a career as a physician-scientist, the experience in Boston will certainly quench the fellow's thirst for knowledge in a highly academic environment.
We prepare research scientists that will become positive leaders in their communities, worthy of inspiring future generations.
The International Research Initiative (IRI) training program is a comprehensive educational experience designed for individuals who want to pursue rigorous clinical or basic science research careers. The program features:
We embrace challenging experiences and embark on new endeavors. Fear is not in our vocabulary, we have replaced it with confidence. Our philosophy is based on teamwork. Every day we try to be better than the previous one by exceeding our own expectations. Welcome to the IRI state of mind!
By identifying suitable candidates, we facilitate and coordinate a one year-long appointment as an unpaid research fellow in either a clinical or basic science laboratory in one of many hospitals in the city of Boston, Massachusetts. Having worked with many principal investigators, we have a strong relationship with many laboratories and research groups that focus in many areas of Medicine ranging from neurology and musculoskeletal disorders, to orthopedic surgery and biomechanics.
During this year in Boston, selected applicants will be taking participation in the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research course. At the end of the course, participants will be able to design clinical trials, collect data, use the basic functions of statistical software, critically read and understand scientific publications, and describe complex clinical trial designs.
We are committed to physicians from around the world with a desire to explore and nurture their interest in scientific research. Be it part of your path to residency, and/or the start of a career as a physician/scientist, the experience in Boston will certainly quench your thirst for knowledge.
Here are some examples of principal investigators and laboratories that we are currently working with. However, this list changes on a yearly basis with countless opportunities to include other laboratories with diverse research interests. Click on the icons to see the names of the respective principal investigators.