• Overview

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  • 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


    Program Phases

    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.