The importance of developing new research models, and training researchers with the skills needed to create and participate in these models, was recognized by the National Institutes of Health in the Clinical and Translational Science Award program. To enable our graduates to meet this challenge, our program will provide students with a firm foundation across the spectrum of clinical and translational science, depth of expertise in clinical and population research, and development of skills that will enhance their capacity to participate in multidisciplinary team science.
Those interested in the MD/MS degree may choose to complete an extra year of training after the second year of medical school. Medical students may apply for admittance to the MS graduate program in the fall of their second year.
Accepted applicants are admitted to the MS program for their third year of study and complete required coursework for the MS degree in that year. Students rejoin medical studies in years 4 and 5, while they simultaneously complete a master's thesis project as the final requirement for the MS degree.
Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada Commission on Accreditation