Certificate in Clinical and Translational Science for Doctoral Students in the Health Sciences

Admissions

The Certificate in CTS for Doctoral Students Program accepts applications from December 15 through February 28 each year. In order to guarantee that you are considered for admission, we must receive your application and all component parts by February 28. Students will be notified via email of admission decisions approximately 1-2 months following the close of the application cycle.



  • Candidates must be enrolled in a doctoral-degree program in one of the Schools of the Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh.
  • Candidates must be in good academic standing in their doctoral program.
  • We do not accept GRE or MCAT scores.

Online Application

Begin your application by clicking here.

Personal Information

Our application will ask for basic demographic information.

Education

You will be asked to list all undergraduate and graduate degrees earned, non-degree coursework completed and dates of enrollment. We will also ask for a list of honors and/or awards.

Citizenship and Residency

Our application will require information about citizenship, visa status, and Pennsylvania residency.

Personal Statement and CV/Biosketch

The one-page personal statement should describe your research interests and how the program will benefit your career in clinical research and/or translational science. We also require an updated CV or biosketch.

Demonstrate English Proficiency (when required)

If you are a citizen of a country in which English is not the official language or if you are a citizen of the province of Quebec in Canada, you are required to show evidence of English language proficiency by submitting the official results from one of the following: TOEFL, IELTS, or USMLE & ECFMG.

References

The online application will require two references to be listed. Applicants provide their references' contact information and they are contacted via email. References are asked to complete a short evaluation and upload a letter of recommendation.

Mentor

Applicants will be asked to identify a research mentor and provide their contact information. Mentors will receive an email prompting them to complete a short evaluation and upload a letter of recommendation.

In addition to completing the online application, applicants must also submit:

Official transcripts from bachelors (or equivalent) degree

Official transcripts can be sent to the following address:

Institute for Clinical Research Education
Degree Granting Programs in Clinical Research
University of Pittsburgh
200 Meyran Avenue, Suite 300
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Digital transcripts should be sent to icre@pitt.edu.

English Language Proficiency Test Scores (when required)

If you are a citizen of a country in which English is not the official language or if you are a citizen of the province of Quebec in Canada, you are required to show evidence of English language proficiency by submitting the official results from one of the following:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Students taking a version of the TOEFL must score a minimum of 600 on the TOEFL pBT or a minimum of 100 on the TOEFL iBT.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Students taking the IELTS must score a minimum of 7.00.
  • United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) and the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG): Students must submit scores from both the USMLE and the ECFMG.

If you have earned a bachelor's degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution in the United States, you are exempt from submitting English language proficiency test results.

After reviewing and screening the applications, the ICRE admissions committee will determine which applicants have the appropriate qualifications and the potential to conduct high-quality clinical research. If additional information is required from an applicant, the committee will arrange to interview the applicant. Admission decisions will be based on the total record of academic accomplishments of each applicant.


Institute for Clinical Research Education
200 Meyran Avenue, Suite 300
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

      

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