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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.
Certificate in Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER)
The Certificate in Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) Program is a multidisciplinary, comprehensive, and individualized training program that is designed for individuals who would like to obtain additional, specialized training in comparative effectiveness research. The certificate requires the completion of 15 credits of coursework approved by the program director.
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 Training Program (CSTP)
  • We accept up to 12 students a year. Applications are accepted during the third year of medical school. Students will receive a research year stipend, a tuition scholarship for the Certificate in Clinical Research, and a partial scholarship toward the fourth year of medical school.
Career Education and Enhancement for Health Care Research Diversity (CEED II) Program
for Medical Students
  • The Career Education and Enhancement for Health Care Diversity (CEED) Program for Medical Students is a career development program for minorities who are underrepresented in academic medicine or the health sciences.
  • The goal of CEED is to provide a solid foundation for a successful research career for University of Pittsburgh medical students who are interested in pursuing careers in translational research.
  • The program offers a diverse array of skills training, funding, networking, and mentoring to accomplish this goal.
ICRE Programs for Students in the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)
  • For University of Pittsburgh medical students.
  • For further information, contact Galen Switzer, PhD.