The goal of clinical and translational research is to extend basic scientific research in the physical, biologic and behavioral sciences into the clinical arena, including studies that will develop and evaluate clinical interventions and will ultimately improve individual and population health. By translating basic research into improved clinical outcomes, clinical and translation research enables researchers to provide new treatments to patients more efficiently and quickly.
Brown is home to thirteen active, nationally renowned public health research centers. Collaboration with these centers provides students the opportunity to learn how to conduct quality health research and to participate in effective community service initiatives.
The program is open to students with previous doctoral–level training. Basic scientists, medical students and physicians in post–graduate or post–doctoral training programs are eligible to apply to the ScM in clinical and translational research.
Applicants to this School of Public Health program should apply through SOPHAS, a centralized application service for accredited schools and programs in public health. The application opens in mid–August each year.
Application in SOPHAS, which includes:
- Letters of Recommendation (3)
- Official Transcripts
- Personal Statement (addressing understanding of clinical and translational science and commitment to pursuing a career that utilizes the skill set)
- GRE General Test Scores (or MCAT for Medical School Graduates)
- Application Fee
- Language Proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS if applicable)
- Transcript Evaluation (if applicable)
Comprehensive application requirements are detailed on the School of Public Health's admissions requirements website.
Application Deadline: May 1