Certificate in Clinical & Translational Science

Required Coursework:

Certificate Coursework (PDF)

Electives (PDF)

Objective:

Develop the next generation of clinical and translational scientists through educational and mentored, research training.

Target Group:

Faculty, clinicians, clinical fellows, and health professional students.

Certificate (15 credits):

Didactic coursework - 14 credits; Clinical research practicum – 1 credit. The Certificate program provides the core competencies for clinical and translational research: biostatistics, epidemiology, and responsible conduct of research, culminating with a clinical research practicum. These core courses lay the foundation for advanced training described for the M.S. in Clinical and Translational Science. 

The Certificate practicum is based on a detailed research training plan developed with the mentor that contributes to original research and is submitted in the format of a manuscript for publication.  The written practicum is defended orally to a committee of three WVCTSI faculty members.

Application process:

The application requires a personal statement outlining past accomplishments with an emphasis on research, your future research interests, and a clear career vision of becoming a clinical/translational researcher, three letters of recommendation that evaluate your potential as a clinician scientist, a list of potential research mentors, and a Curriculum Vitae.

  • For faculty applicants, a support letter from the Department Chair is required stating how research activities integrate with clinical (if appropriate), teaching, and/or service responsibilities.
  • For clinicians support letters from the Department Chair and fellowship/residency director (if applicable) are required stating how research activities integrate with clinical (if appropriate), teaching, and/or service responsibilities.
  • Student applicants must be in good academic and professional standing. The WVCTSI Educational Committee will review all applications, interview selected applicants, and notify applicants of admission decisions by late July.