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       Promoting Education and
   Research in Clinical and Translational
Science across the Career Pipeline

Clinical Scientist Training Program

Core Curriculum

All CSTP students complete the core curriculum during the CSTP research year.

Core Curriculum in Clinical Research
Course numberCourse titleCreditsTerm offered
CLRES 2005 Computer Methods in Clinical Research 1.0 every Summer
CLRES 2010 Clinical Research Methods 3.0 every Summer
CLRES 2020 Biostatistics 4.0 every Summer
CLRES 2040 Measurement in Clinical Research 1.0 every Summer
CLRES 2075 Seminar For Understanding Principles and Practices of Research Techniques (SUPPORT) 0.5 every Fall and Spring
MEDEDU 2140* Medical Writing and Presentation Skills 1.0 every Fall and Spring
NROSCI 2014* Speaking of Science 3.0 TBD
NROSCI 2410* Translating Science 3.0 TBD

* NROSCI 2014 "Speaking of Science" (3 credits) or NROSCI 2410
"Translating Science" (3 credits) may substitute for MEDEDU 2140

MD/Certificate

Students completing the dual MD/Certificate register for 18 units during their CSTP research year (9 units in Summer, 4.5 units in Fall, and 4.5 units in Spring). These credits include the 11-credit core curriculum and 7 credits of elective credits.

MD/MS

Students completing the dual MD/MS degree receive 3 credits from pre-clinical courses in the MD curriculum (MED 5180, MED 5181, & MED 5265) toward the 30-credit MS degree. Students register for the remaining 27 credits during their CSTP research year (9 credits in Summer, 9-10 credits in Fall, and 9-10 credits in Spring). These credits include the 11-credit core curriculum, 6 credits of thesis research, and 10-track specific required and elective credits.