Clinical Research Training Fellowship Program
Physical Therapy in the Rehabilitation Medicine Department at the NIH Clinical Center maintains an active clinical research affiliation program by providing opportunities for graduate, post graduate and academicians to participate in a clinical research training program in support of ongoing clinical research trials and other scientific investigations at NIH. The program, which began in 2001, provides an opportunity for persons to review, conduct, execute, and publish research. The area of clinical research is based on patient populations with rare diagnoses in the areas of oncology, neurology, orthopedics, cardiopulmonary pathologies, and pediatrics. This is a non-degree program.
Application review is year-round. Interested parties should have at least two years of clinical experience and must submit a resume along with a two-page letter of intent and three letters of recommendation. Ideas for research will be mutually generated between the Physical Therapy staff and the applicant based on current and future studies, applicant's prior experience, and participant availability. Individuals have the choice of selecting a one-year or a six-month training program.
Students interested in a physical therapy career are chosen on a first-come, first-serve basis in conjunction with the needs of the physical therapy staff. The individual is selected through group process after all staff has reviewed the perspective curriculum vitae/resume.