Programs

The Clinical Research Fastrack program is designed to equip aspiring researchers with the skills they need to begin an exciting new career!

Our Mission

Our mission is to equip each of our graduates for a successful career administering clinical trials. We are industry-focused and student-focused. We know what the industry requires, as well as the challenges research organizations face in finding qualified, highly-trained professionals. We also understand that every student who comes through our program wants to learn, gain experience, and start working! Clinical Research Fastrack is providing the missing link between the booming Clinical Research industry and the next wave of talented, passionate clinical research professionals. We provide the necessary training for any aspiring researcher who wants to get started in this field!

We offer a wide variety of scholarships and financing options to recruit the highest quality candidates who will end up working in Clinical Research facilities.

Program Overview


Curriculum Breakdown:

  • 8-Day Classroom Training
  • Additional Course Materials and Online Learning
  • Clinical Experience Externship
  • Career Coaching & Job Assistance

Topics Include

  • ICH GCP
  • Institutional Review Boards, Informed Consent
  • Clinical Trial Initiation
  • FDA Forms and Procedures
  • Regulatory Documents and Binder Maintenance
  • Source Documents
  • Investigator and Study Team Responsibilities
  • Study Initiation and Close-Out Visits, Compliance and Retention
  • Drug Compliance, Storage, and Documentation
  • Adverse Events and Safety Monitoring
  • Quality Assurance Audits and Monitor Visits
  • Preparing for Audits

What to Expect

Curriculum

The Clinical Research Fastrack program is a fast-paced, immersive learning course. During the 8-day in-person bootcamp portion of the program, students spend ten hours a day in the classroom, fully engaging with the content that builds their educational foundation in this field.

Clinical Experience Externship

After completing the classroom training, a student is placed in an externship at one of our partnering research sites, helping to run active clinical trials. Here, the student gains hands-on experience supporting the research team at the site. They have the opportunity to be involved in every step of the trial process, as well as the chance to perform several “mock trials” in order to cover all aspects of the curriculum.

Career Coaching & Job Assistance

After completing the externship portion of the course, students have the opportunity to work with our Clinical Research Fastrack Directors and utilize our expertise throughout the process of applying to jobs in the Clinical Research field. Our graduate services department offers support with networking, outreach to clinical research organizations, resume and interview prep, and application strategies to help our graduates find the best positions available.

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Continuing Nursing Education Group, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 


I think a lot of people get into medicine because they want to help people. Well, clinical research is always working on the future of medicine.”