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Overview of Programs

There are four principal educational programs:

  1. Summer Clinical Research Workshop: a seven week program consisting of four courses (Designing Clinical Research, Introduction to Statistical Computing, Database Management Systems for Clinical Research, and Building a Career in Clinical Research) that provides instruction in the development of clinical research proposals, collecting and managing data, and preparing for a career in clinical research.
    Applications due: June 16, 2014

  2. Advanced Training in Clinical Research (ATCR) Certificate Program: a four academic quarter (Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring) program consisting of fourteen required courses and a variety of electives that provide detailed instruction in the methods of clinical research and ongoing methodologic guidance as scholars begin to implement their research projects.
    Applications due: May 12, 2014

  3. Master's Degree Program in Clinical Research: a two year program that through enhanced coursework and precepting provides trainees with mastery of clinical research methods and culminates in a number of required products including a systematic review, a presentation at a national meeting, and a publication of a peer-reviewed clinical research report.
    Applications due: March 24, 2014

  4. Certificate Program in Implementation Science: Translating Evidence into Practice, Policy and Public Health: a three academic quarter program providing instruction in the methods required to translate research findings into clinical and public health practice. Scholars will take 2 courses in this program in Spring (Epi 245 and Epi 248), 1 course in Fall (Epi 246), and 1 of 2 courses in Winter Quarter (Epi 247 or Epi 249).
    Applications due: March 17, 2014

In addition, many of the individual courses that are included in our educational programs are open, space permitting, to all members of the UCSF community.