Mentored Clinical Research Project
For students who choose the Masters Degree track, the mentored clinical research project, conducted under the tutelage of an established clinical investigator, is an integral part of their training.
During the first year, the trainees meet with chosen mentors to formulate a research proposal. In the second year of the program, the trainees will utilize the skills acquired from the previous year's core curriculum coursework to conduct their research project on the Clinical & Translational Science Center, which requires 80% of their time.
The clinical research project includes:
- Developing a hypothesis and formulating a research proposal;
- Performing clinical research;
- Collection and statistical analysis of data;
- Presentation of results at an annual Clinical Research Symposium; and,
- Submission of results as a research proposal and/or in a form suitable for publication in a scientific journal.
The results of the research project are presented to an examining committee at the end of the second year for final approval.