Training and Education Programs (CTEP) Application Process

We encourage physicians, PhDs, and other health professionals with an interest and commitment to clinical research, and who desire a strong foundation in knowledge and skills in clinical investigation, to apply. We expect applicants to represent a wide variety of backgrounds and disciplines and welcome eligible candidates with different levels of training.

Individuals from underrepresented ethnic and racial groups as well as individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


  • A high degree of motivation and commitment to a full-time career in patient-oriented research;
  • US citizens, permanent residents, or non-citizen nationals;
  • Senior residents, fellows, MDs (must be in final year of residency or fellowship training, or in Cornell's special internal medicine/surgery or fellowship research pathway), MD/PhDs, PhDs, DDS and DMD degree holders who are interested in or involved in clinical research;
  • Medical students, other health care professionals involved in clinical research (those with BSN, MSN, DNSc degrees, physician assistants, clinical research project coordinators) will also be considered.

To Apply

Applications to the Advanced Certificate and  Master's Degree in Clinical & Translational Investigation are accepted in response to specific requests for proposals (RFAs). Click here to view the  current RFA.

To apply to the Certificate in Clinical Research Methodology  please send an email to for specific instructions.

Applications for the KL2 Scholars Award and TL1 Training Award are accepted in response to specific requests for proposals (RFAs). The current RFAs can be found at the links below:

KL2 Post-doctoral Scholars Award Program