Clinical and Research Experience (CARE) Program

The Clinical and Research Experience Program consists of two tracks:

  • Clinical or Research (Non-Lab): This program provides an organized system of clinical or research (non-lab) education and experience for individuals interested in pursuing careers in the field of neurodevelopmental disabilities (either for academic credit or to gain experience). Individuals in this program must be covered by Professional Liability Insurance (either through their college/university or an individual policy); as they may have contact with patients or human research subjects. A good site for obtaining individual Professional Liability Insurance is HPSO Professional Liability Insurance: All Students.
  • Research (Laboratory): This program provides an organized system of research education and experience for individuals interested in participating in research projects in an Institute laboratory (either for academic credit or to gain experience). Individuals in this program are not allowed to have any form of contact with patients or human research subjects.

Individuals from the categories listed below may apply for the CARE Program:

  • Category A -- (Matriculating): Undergraduate and graduate students, currently enrolled in an academic program, and who may or may not obtain academic credit for the experience.
  • Category B -- (Non-Matriculating): Post-baccalaureate and post-master's students, who are not currently enrolled in an academic program.
  • Category C: High school students and recent graduates.

Current CARE Projects:

Registration Process:

Training Affiliation Agreement (TAA) or Letter of Agreement (LOA):

  • Category A -- (Matriculating): Colleges/universities interested in having students participate in the CARE Program must have on file a Training Affiliation Agreement (TAA) or Letter of Agreement (LOA) between the Institute and the college/university. If one does not currently exist, the Institute will work with a college/university to develop a TAA. PLEASE NOTE: If a student is between semesters (not currently enrolled in classes), see Category B.
  • Category B -- (Non-Matriculating): The Institute's Department Director/Training Supervisor will develop a Letter of Agreement (LOA) between the Institute supervisor and the individual which outlines the requirements and responsibilities of both the supervisor and the individuals.
  • Category C: The Institute's Department Director/Training Supervisor will write a letter outlining the program requirements and student responsibilities. For research (laboratory) positions, the letter must outline the potential hazards the student may come in contact with or to which he or she will be exposed. All letters must be signed by a parent or legal guardian before the student can begin. PLEASE NOTE: Students under age 18 must always work under direct supervision, may not work with isotopes, non-human primates, select agents, human blood, body fluids or tissues, or in a BSL3 or BSL4 facility.

Application Materials:

Once an applicant has completed an interview and been accepted into the CARE Program, the following documentation must be submitted to Training Administration, Neurology and Developmental Medicine, 716 N. Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21205 -

Categories A and B:

  • Training Registration, including Code of Ethical Behavior, Employee Code of Conduct, Use & Confidentiality Statement, and Consent for Audiovisual Recording
  • One letter of reference
  • Official transcript (must have at least a 2.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale)
  • Resume/CV
  • Proof of current medical insurance
  • Completion of Research and HIPAA Compliance Training Courses (see below)
  • Proof of PPD status within the last 6 months. If no proof is available, a PPD test will be scheduled during the Department Orientation.
  • Proof of liability insurance for clinical and research (non-lab) tracks

Category C:

  • Letter of Approval from parent/guardian and a Consent for Treatment
  • Training Registration, including Code of Ethical Behavior, Employee Code of Conduct, Use & Confidentiality Statement, and Consent for Audiovisual Recording
  • Proof of current medical insurance
  • Completion of Research and HIPAA Compliance Training Courses (see below)
  • Proof of PPD status within the last 6 months. If no proof is available, a PPD test will be scheduled during the Department Orientation
  • Proof of liability insurance for clinical and research (non-lab) tracks

HIPAA and Research Compliance Courses:

All trainees in the TEP are required to complete the following HIPAA & Research courses, available on the following two web sites. In order to view the HIPAA courses, your system must meet the following requirements:

  • Windows
    • Microsoft Windows 95, 98, NT, 2000, or later
    • Netscape 4.0+ or Internet Explorer 4.0+ (Java Script Enabled)
  • Macintosh
    • System 8.1 or later
    • Netscape 4.0+ or Internet Explorer 4.0+ (Java Script Enabled)

HIPAA General Privacy Issues Course

Instructions:

  • Go to Johns Hopkins HIPAA Compliance Training web site
  • Click the registration icon
  • Enter your personal information at the bottom of the screen
  • Under Employer/Affiliation, select "Kennedy Krieger Institute"
  • Click submit
  • Under Position Type, select "Student/Fellow"
  • Enter your contact information and access information, then click submit
  • Click "Sign Up for Courses"
  • Click on "HIPAA Compliance Training Courses," then click on "Enroll for this Course" under the General Privacy Issues Course
  • Complete the course, and print the "Certificate of Completion"
  • Please submit this certificate with your application materials

Research Courses

Instructions:

  • Go to the Johns Hopkins Interactive Learning web site
  • Click the "Login to My Learning" link
  • Choose the login option that applies (students without JHED IDs can use the registration key of JHU020. Be sure to use all caps when entering the Registration Key, as it is case sensitive).
  • Click on the "Course Catalog" tab in the menu bar on the left.
  • The following courses are required:
    • Under Compliance > HIPAA > Intermediate Privacy Course for Health Care Providers
    • Under Compliance > Research Compliance and Ethics > Basic Human Subjects Research, Conflict of Interest, and HIPAA & Research -01
    • Under Compliance > Responsible Conduct of Research > Responsible Conduct of Research
  • To enroll in these courses, click on the course title, then the "Add to My Plan" button, then click "Next" to proceed. Click "Done" on the confirmation page (The Responsible Conduct of Research course does not have this option. Click on the "Take Course" button, and even if you do not finish the module, it will be saved in your Learning Plan).
  • To complete these courses, click on the "My Learning Plan" tab in the menu bar. Then, click on the Course Title under "Self Enrollments."
  • Complete the courses and print all Certificates of Completion.
  • Prior to arrival, you must forward your certificates to your supervisor, who will submit the document of compliance to Training & Media Services along with your registration paperwork.

NOTE: If you have previously completed such training, include the Certificates of Completion with your application materials.