Participants can attend individual clinical research development seminars (Track 1), complete enough credits to qualify for a Certificate in Clinical Research (Track 2), or they can obtain a Master of Science in Clinical Research (Track 3). For more details about the curriculum, visit the individual curriculum pages.
All participants must have an affiliation with UCLA, Harbor-UCLA, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, or Charles Drew University.
All participants must be U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals or lawfully admitted permanent residents of the U.S.
Participants may include those with the following degrees: M.D., D.D.S., D.M.D., D.O., D.C., O.D., N.D. (Doctor of Naturopathy), doctorally prepared nurses, Ph.D. with clinical responsibilities, and others who could benefit from a core curriculum for clinical research.
Participants may include individuals with NIH support (F32, T32, Ks, etc.) as well as those with non-NIH support for training and career development.
It is important that candidates either have had previous training or are willing to pursue new training on the fundamentals of biology that serve as the foundation for contemporary clinical investigation.
Admissions decisions will be made by our Admissions Subcommittee and approved by our Executive Committee using the following criteria: (1) scientific background and (2) commitment to a career in patient-oriented translational investigation.
Costs: There are no costs for participation in Tracks 1 and 2. Upon acceptance to Track 3, participants must apply directly for admission to the UCLA Graduate School. Track 3 student stipends and fees are supported by their home departments; admission to the program requires a letter of commitment for this support from the student's clinical department chair. (Note: UCLA Non-Senate Academic employees, appointed at 50% time or more, may receive a 66% reduction in fees. Policy 51 - Reduced Fee Enrollment)
CTSI Training Program Fellows are required to identify two Advisors (Career and Research)
CTSI Training Program Fellows are also required to purchase:
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