SITE Program: Short-term Intensive Translational Experience
The SITE Program provides graduate and medical students with the opportunity to gain select knowledge and skills in clinical and translational research in a 10-week experiential summer program. Targeted to early-stage learners, the program includes training in both foundational skills (i.e. research design, data analysis) and professional skills (i.e. communications, ethics, teamwork). Examples of real-world clinical and translational research are used throughout the course.
Independent and facilitated active group learning is emphasized and didactic presentations are kept to a minimum. Opportunities to practice skills are integrated throughout the program using case studies, simulations, computer based modules and small group discussions.
Students spend 10 days in active learning programs that are held twice a week over the course of five-weeks. Attendance is mandatory at each session. Outside of class, students are expected to work on their research projects. Graduate students may register to earn 2 course credits.
Specific dates for summer 2017 are: June 20, 22, 27, 29 and July 6, 11,13, 18, 20 and 25. A final session on August 10 is reserved for student research presentations.
Admission to the program is based on a competitive application process. A ten-week living stipend is provided to cover the active learning program and related research time. Tuition is not provided for students who register for credit, but they may be eligible to apply for the Summer Tuition Assistance Program (STAP).