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Training Programs

The training programs of the Institute for Clinical Research Education (ICRE) are customized to meet the needs of every stage of the "career pipeline." Listed below are the programs offered for students and faculty.


"I will be very well prepared to enter academic medicine as an educator yet have the tools to conduct research."

—Graduate, MS in Medical Education


Clinical Scientist Training Program (CSTP)
  • The Clinical Scientist Training Program (CSTP) offers clinical research training and scholarships to University of Pittsburgh medical students who are committed to careers in clinical investigation.
Clinical Scientist Track for Residents
  • Residents in this program pursue mentored research and a clinical research seminar throughout their clinical training. In addition, they devote 2 months to completing the core curriculum in clinical research following their intern year.
International Scholars Track for Residents
  • In this program for international residents at the University of Pittsburgh, the residents pursue mentored research and a clinical research seminar throughout their clinical training. In addition, they devote 2 months to completing the core curriculum in clinical research following their intern year.
Research Education in Advancing Investigative Careers for Housestaff and Fellows (REACH) Program
  • This intensive 8-week program is designed to teach fundamental skills of clinical research to physicians in UPMC-affiliated residency and fellowship programs.
individualized Medical Education Training (iMET) Program
  • This program is designed for clinician educators who have unique circumstances and need individualized training in medical education.
Expanding National Capacity in PCOR through Training (ENACT) Program
  • The Expanding National Capacity in PCOR through Training (ENACT) Program is a tuition-free, multidisciplinary, comprehensive, and individualized career development program funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). We aim to train investigators from Minority Serving Institutions in Patient Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR).
Leaders IN Clinical and Translational Science (LINCS)
  • The Leaders IN Clinical and Translational Science (LINCS) Program for Residents is an innovative program that combines a doctoral degree in clinical and translational science with a medicine residency and subspecialty fellowship training. The program is designed to prepare outstanding medical residents for a career in academic medicine and clinical and translational research.