Prior to the first year of the M.S.C.R. Program, a Practical Skill Workshop Series is offered during the summer. This series is designed to help trainees begin work on their mentored projects. Topics covered include:
- Introduction to clinical research
- Obtaining research support and grant funding mechanisms
- Proposal development
- Study designs
- Analysis of secondary data
- Cultural competency
- Career development
- Human subject advocacy
- Introduction to medical informatics
Minimum Semester Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 36
- Core Courses: 24 hours
- Mentored Research Project: 12 hours
The program is implemented in two phases:
- Phase I includes a rigorous didactic methodological curriculum and training that leads to a M.S.C.R. degree.
- Phase II provides mentored career development to successful CRECD Phase I and other qualified scholars.