Master's Degree in Clinical & Translational Investigation
For students who choose the Master’s Degree Track (Track II), this program combines the didactic coursework of the Advanced Certificate track plus elective coursework with a mentored clinical research project, conducted under the tutelage of a team of established clinical investigators, 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, 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 a 75% time and effort commitment.
The mentored clinical research project includes:
- Developing a hypothesis and formulating a research proposal
- Performing clinical research
- Collecting and analyzing statistical data
- Presenting results at an annual Clinical Research Symposium
- Submitting results as a research proposal to a peer-review funding agency and/or in a form suitable for publication in a scientific journal.
The results of the research project are presented to a Master’s Examining Committee (MEC) at the end of the second year for final approval.