"My mentored research experience has been excellent, and it’s been really nicely complemented by the CTR Program course work, and the mentorship that you get through the School of Public Health.”
The Master of Science in Clinical and Translational Research (CTR) is designed primarily for physicians, doctorally-trained basic scientists, and students in doctoral programs or medical school. The goal of the Master's in Clinical and Translational Research Program is to train clinicians and basic scientists to extend basic scientific research into the clinical arena, ultimately leading to improvements in individual and population health. By translating basic research into improved clinical outcomes, researchers and clinicians are able to provide new treatments to patients more efficiently and quickly.
Students in the Master of Science in Clinical and Translational Research program complete nine courses, including research methods, advanced research methods, scientific writing, biostatistics and applied data analysis, two electives, and a series of seminars, workshops, and mentoring sessions. Given the applied nature of the program, students work closely with advisors to develop a portfolio composed of a grant proposal, first author abstract submitted to a regional, national, or international conference, and first author research manuscript.