For Residents

Certificate in Clinical Research

The program leading to the Certificate in Clinical Research offers training in the design and conduct of high-quality clinical research involving human subjects. The certificate is granted upon completion of the core curriculum in clinical research (10 credits) plus 5 additional credits of coursework that have been approved by the program leaders. To read more about the Certificate in Clinical Research, click here.

Certificate in Medical Education

The program leading to the Certificate in Medical Education is available for individuals pursuing careers in medical education and clinical teaching. Trainees must complete 7 units of required coursework plus 8 elective credits chosen from the medical education curriculum to meet the individual needs of the student. To read more about the Certificate in Medical Education, click here.

Master of Science (MS) in Clinical Research

The program leading to the Master of Science in Clinical Research offers training in the design and conduct of high-quality clinical research involving human subjects. The degree requires completion of the core curriculum in clinical research (10 credits); course requirements for one of the specialty tracks focused on research methodologies; elective courses; and a final project or thesis. Trainees may also complete courses for an optional area of concentration. To read more about the MS in Clinical Research, click here.

Master of Science (MS) in Medical Education

The program leading to the Master of Science in Medical Education consists of a tightly integrated curriculum with three components: (1) coursework plus observed teaching activities focusing on adult learning, classroom and clinical teaching skills, curriculum development, innovation in medical education, professional development, and medical administration; (2) additional courses to provide trainees with fundamental research skills; and (3) a project on curriculum development or a mentored research project. To read more about the MS in Medical Education, click here.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Clinical and Translational Science

The program leading to the PhD in Clinical and Translational Science is a rigorous training program that is designed primarily for clinicians. The program provides trainees with advanced knowledge of research concepts and with the skills needed to conduct innovative research and develop into independent clinical and translational investigators. To read more about the PhD in Clinical and Translational Science, click here.

Clinical Scientist Track

Residents in this track pursue mentored research and a clinical research seminar throughout their clinical training. In addition, they devote 2 months toward completing an intensive curriculum in clinical research during their second year of residency. To read more about the Clinical Scientist Track for residents, click here.

International Scholars Track for Residents

Residents in this track pursue mentored research and a clinical research seminar throughout their clinical training. In addition, they devote 2 months toward completing the core curriculum in clinical research following their intern year. To read more about the International Scholars Track for residents, click here.

The Research Education in Advancing Investigative Careers for Housestaff and Fellows (REACH) Program

Participation in REACH requires sponsorship from the candidate's clinical department, with a guarantee of at least 75% protected time for the 2 months necessary to complete the coursework. For residents and fellows who participate in REACH as part of a formal training program, recognition and academic feedback will be provided to their program directors. To read more about the REACH program, click here.


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