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I took Critical Mass at a point where I wanted to learn more about research. What I found went much deeper than that. I learned to not just look up answers, but to ask better questions.
— Tony Giuliano, Account Educator, EXOS at Google

Critical Mass: Process

Critical Mass: Process is an online professional development programs to transform the way you see health research (a part of evidence-based practice).

It gives access to a mentorship and peer-learning model inaccessible to most people. Each session is facilitated over live video chat, with personal assignments in between sessions and in between sprint weeks. Students have access to instant communication with Bryan and each other. No one gets left behind.

Tuition for the program is $3000 USD. Previous students have included coaches from EXOS at Google, graduate students and healthcare practitioners.

Admission is by application only and is capped at five learners per session.

The discussions were, by far, the best part of Critical Mass: Process. Challenging others, being challenged, and having to teach others concepts only helped me further understand what I do know, what I don’t know, and about my thought process in general.
— Andrew Vigotsky, Biomedical Engineering PhD student, Northwestern University

Program structure

The program is 8 weeks in total, with three 1-week sprints interspersed. Students guide their own learning within a framework and peer teaching is assigned to meet your level and your needs. In between sprints, learning goals are group and individual-specific where students have more flexibility in scheduling, though the 8 weeks are still quite intensive.

Sprint-weeks consist of three video sessions in a week (two weekday evenings and one weekend day, usually Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday) where discussion and questions are raised and further work is assigned. Live session times are somewhat flexible according to the group's needs, but will be roughly in the North American time zones.


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The Douglas G. Altman Scholarships


Dr. Doug Altman was my mentor and one of the most influential minds to contribute to the field of evidence-based practice. He died in 2018 at the age of 70. The Douglas G. Altman Scholarship is named to commemorate his life and work, which changed the face of health research and to remind us that one person can and did make a difference.

Applications to the scholarship are currently closed. Recipients are selected on the criterion of their potential to create change in their world through their work.

Click here to apply.