CPC Predoctoral Requirements

Academic Year 2017-18

The following requirements apply to all CPC Predoctoral Population Trainees.

  1. Each trainee must actively participate in a continuing practicum under the supervision of one or more CPC Faculty Fellows. The research training plan for this practicum must be acceptable to the CPC Training Committee. Active involvement in the research and meaningful supervision are expected of the faculty supervisor; a minimum of 12 hours per week of research training experience through this practicum is expected of the trainee.
  2. In collaboration with their CPC preceptor(s)  an Individual Development Plan (IDP) must be completed during September of each new academic year.
  3. Each trainee must complete an approved one-term demography course before or during the first year as a trainee. UNC courses meeting this requirement are SOCI 830 and BIOS 670.
  4. In addition to the demography course, each trainee must complete a minimum of nine additional credits of approved population courses by the end of the second year of the traineeship. At least two of these courses must be substantive population courses. Approved population courses are designated by the CPC Training Committee. Approved substantive courses are denoted with an "S" in the course list; approved methods courses are denoted with an "M" in the course list.
  5. Each trainee is required to attend and participate in the CPC interdisciplinary population research seminars held each Friday at noon during the fall and spring semesters OR the Interdisciplinary Workshops held each Thursday at 12:30 p.m. during the fall and spring semesters. Attendance at both is encouraged. .
  6. Research required for the master's thesis/paper and/or doctoral dissertation must focus on an approved population topic.
  7. Each trainee must complete university required training in Human Subjects Protection by the end of the first month of the traineeship (https://www.citiprogram.org/default.asp).
  8. Each trainee must receive training in the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) that includes participation in a minimum of four seminars, lectures, or class sessions during each academic/training year that have been approved by the CPC Associate Director of Training Programs.
  9. Trainees are expected to submit biannual progress reports at the end of the fall and combined spring/summer semester, and to maintain good progress in the doctoral program.
  10. All predoctoral trainees are required to attend the annual meeting of the Population Association of America using travel funds provided by the traineeship. PAA 2018 will be held in Denver, CO on April 26-28, 2018.

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