Certificate in Clinical & Translational Science
Develop the next generation of clinical and translational scientists through educational and mentored, research training.
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.
Deadline for Fall semester: July 1
Deadline for Spring semester: December 1
Deadline for Summer semester: March 1
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.
Jodie Saunders, Professional Development Program Coordinator