2021 Final Step Application


Only submit this form if you already completed the Application Part 1 step at Harvard T.H Chan - ECPE PPCR Applications for the 2021 program. [APPLY NOW].

Welcome to the application for the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research 2021 program. If you would like more information before applying or have questions about this application, please contact us at 2021coordinator@ppcr.org. The deadline to complete the application is December 31st. Please submit as soon as possible if you are interested as application may be definitely closed if the number of applications exceed the maximal number of students we can accept.


*Please complete all fields using standard format of capital letters at the beginning of words and lower case for remaining


Personal Information

First Name (*)
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Middle Name (*)
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Last Name (*)
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Full name as it appears on your passport (*)
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Preferred First Name (*)
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Country of Citizenship (*)
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Country of second citizenship (if applicable) (*)
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Phone Number (Numbers only, no symbols please) (*)
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Email Address (*)
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Alternative Email Adress (*)
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What is your Native Language? (*)
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Year of highest graduation (if more than one (MD and PhD) year of most recent one) (*)
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Highest Degree (*)
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Specialty (*)
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In order for us to understand if you are familiar and would adapt well to a distance-learning program and also your group work skills, please respond to the statements below (your responses will not influence your acceptance into the program):

I have strong written communication skills. (*)
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I use email, phone and text messages frequently in my work. (*)
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I can download software from the web and install applications with no need for assistance. (*)
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Time Management Skills

In order for us to learn about your time management skills, as this is critical for successful completion of the course, please answer the questions below (from Dartmouth University – Academic skills center - http://www.dartmouth.edu/~acskills/success/time.html).

How often do you plan in an effort to keep life from running out of control? (*)





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Do you put daily plans on paper? (*)





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Do you allow flexibility in your plans? (*)





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How often do you plan time for what matters most to you? (*)





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How often is your daily plan destroyed by urgent interruptions? (*)





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Do you agree with this sentence below: “Learning is a long process, only attending to a lecture has a minimal impact; most of the learning happens actively when the student is engaged reflecting about the subject” (*)



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One of the editors of BMJ has said “99% of research is flawed”. What do you think of this statement? (*)



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Do you think you can learn from a student taking PPCR with you? (*)



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One issue that will be discussed before we start the program as to enhance your learning is the idea of the growth mindset. We want to ask a few questions about this topic as to discuss that with you. These questions were based on the assessment from the London Academy of IT (https://www.londonacademyofit.co.uk/blog/interactive-quiz-fixed-vs-growth-mindset).

You're born with a certain amount of intelligence and it isn't something that can be changed. (*)



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Intelligence can increase or decrease depending on whether or not you spend time exercising your mind. (*)



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You can learn new things but you can't change your underlying level of intelligence. (*)



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Learning new things can increase your underlying intelligence. (*)



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Talent is something you're born with, not something you can develop. (*)



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If you practice something for long enough, you can develop a talent for it. (*)



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People who are good at a particular skill were born with a higher level of natural ability. (*)



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People who are good at a particular skill have spent a lot of time practising that skill, regardless of natural ability. (*)



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Please upload the following documents as PDF files. (All documents must be submitted in English):

1. Letter of Intent (Why are you interested in this course? What are your goals? How will this further your career?) Maximum one page. (*)
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2.Recommendation Letter (please upload one recommendation letter from someone who can provide an academic or professional reference about you. For instance, previous or current instructors, preceptors, or employers). (*)
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3. Professional photo clearly showing your face – this will be used for the program website. You can always change it later on the website. (*)
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Course student evaluation: (*)
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