TL1 Predoctoral Program applications are currently closed, letters of notification will be sent by early April.
Mentor list can be found HERE
The TL1 Predoctoral Program at Washington University provides career development for medical and allied healthcare students through didactic coursework, mentored training, work-in-progress research discussions, journal clubs, and conferences.
The CRTC Predoctoral Program offers the following programs:
The CRTC Predoctoral Program supports a select group of trainees, as they embark on careers as outstanding patient-oriented researchers, by teaching them how to:
Jay Piccirillo, MD, FACS
Jeffrey Peipert, MD, PhD
Susan Stark, PhD, OTR/L
Trainees receive a stipend for every month they are enrolled in the CRTC Predoctoral program.
Tuition for all courses required by the TL1 Program is covered through NIH and Institutional support. Students do not incur any costs for these courses. For a list of required courses, click here.
Participation in the CRTC Predoctoral Program may count toward some of the requirements of the NIH Loan Repayment Program (LRP). Visit the LRP website for more information: http://www.lrp.nih.gov/about_the_programs/clinical.aspx
Trainees receive a limited amount of funding to use for their research projects throughout the duration of their appointments.
Intensive and Standard trainees are provided with limited funding for travel in order to attend the annual TL1 Predoctoral National Meeting.
Intensive and Standard trainees also receive health insurance throughout the duration of their appointments to the TL1 Program.
As a trainee, you will have access to the Clinical Research Training Center. The CRTC provides computer labs, break-out rooms, classroom, poster printing, and administrative office suites.
All trainees are required to pursue their research training full-time, normally defined as 40 hours per week. Trainees must complete no less than nine and no more than twelve months of full-time clinical research as active members of their chosen mentor’s research team.
It is the responsibly of all TL1 trainees to schedule and participate in Primary Mentor Meetings weekly.
Intensive & Standard Trainees will also meet quarterly with their assigned Program Mentors and with their Mentorship Committees each semester.
Trainees must complete their required courses with a 3.0 grade point average and within the course timeframes as specified by the instructors and the Program Director. TL1 Intensive and Standard Trainees have the opportunity, but are not required, to pursue the Master of Science in Clinical Investigation Degree.
Trainees must complete training in the Responsible Conduct of Research. The TL1 Clinical Research Program provides all trainees with access to seminars and/or coursework that must be successfully completed in order to fulfill this requirement.
Intensive & Standard Trainees are required to complete a research paper submitted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal in order to fulfill the TL1 Program Thesis requirement. The trainee’s mentorship committee must approve the thesis prior to submission. Completion of the TL1 Program is contingent on demonstration that a manuscript was submitted for review.
Intensive & Standard Trainees must submit at least one abstract to the annual TL1 Predoctoral National Meeting. This abstract will be published and distributed at the meeting. Trainees are required to attend the meeting and to present either a poster or an oral presentation on their research.
The Washington University School of Medicine hosts the Research Training Symposium and Poster Session annually in October. All TL1 Program trainees are required to submit an abstract and present a poster at the Symposium immediately following their appointments. Trainees have the option to have their research considered for an oral presentation.
TL1 Clinical Research Program trainees must be enrolled in a clinical doctoral degree program in medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, biomedical engineering, social work, pharmacy, audiology and communication sciences, or another allied health profession.
Eligible applicants must be citizens or non-citizen nationals of the United States, or have been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence and have in their possession an Alien Registration Receipt Card (I-151 or I-551) or other legal verification of admission for permanent residence. Non-citizen nationals are persons born in lands that are not States but are under U.S. sovereignty, jurisdiction, or administration (e.g., American Samoa). Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible.
All trainees are required to pursue their research training full-time, normally defined as 40 hours per week.
Individuals supported by other Federal funds are not eligible for concurrent trainee support to be provided by the TL1 Program.
MENTOR LIST CAN BE FOUND HERE
Six documents are required for a complete application:
*Current transcript (unofficial copy acceptable) is not required but may be submitted as part of the application.
Applicants must complete and SUBMIT the online application form before supporting documents may be uploaded. This includes the Mentor Letter of Support and the Recommendation Letter.
Applicants must upload a copy of their updated Resume. A current Curriculum Vitae is also acceptable.
(unofficial copy is accepted)
Applicants must submit a copy of their transcripts from the program in which they are currently enrolled. Unofficial copies are acceptable.
Proposed mentors are required to submit a letter of support prior to the application deadline. Applicants must establish a relationship with the proposed mentor prior to submission of the TL1 Program application. Please do not select a mentor without prior approval of that mentor. Suggested mentors may be found in the CRTC Mentor Profiles (Type of Mentor: Predoctoral) or here.
Upon completion of the online application form, an email will be automatically generated to the mentor with guidelines and instructions for submitting the required letter. It is the responsibility of the applicant to verify that the identified mentor has received the email. The online application site provides applicants with a checklist on which they may view confirmation of the documents that have been uploaded to their application.
Mentor letters must:
The application also requires one person of reference to upload a letter of recommendation. Upon submission of the online application form, an email will be automatically generated to your reference with guidelines and instructions regarding how to upload the required letter. It is the responsibility of the applicant to verify that the identified reference has received the email. The online application site provides applicants with a checklist on which they may view confirmation of the documents that have been uploaded to their application. Letters of Recommendation must be uploaded by the references, not the applicants.
Applicants must submit a personal statement outlining their career development goals, research interests, and reasons for applying to the program. Statements should be no more than 500 words.
Standard applicants please note that your thesis must be different than the thesis used for the completion of your PhD degree requirements.
Intensive and Standard Applicants must also submit a research proposal as part of their application. For guidelines of a research proposal, please click here. Summer applicants are not required to submit a research proposal.
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