Clinical Investigator Track (CI)

The Department of Medicine partners with the Department of Public Health Sciences, allowing one upper-level resident to obtain a department-sponsored Master of Science in Clinical Research degree. Residents chosen for the Clinical Investigator (CI) Track complete a one-year accelerated master’s degree program (31 credits) during their PGY-2 year while maintaining their continuity clinic responsibilities. Interested applicants must take the In-Service Training Exam as a PGY-1 and score in the 50th percentile to be eligible for application to this program.

The Master of Science in Clinical Research (MS-CR) program provides training to healthcare professionals who want to develop quantitative and analytic skills in patient-oriented and translational research and more traditional clinical investigation. Using an interdisciplinary blend of biostatistics, epidemiology, clinical trial design, medical informatics, and health services research, the MS-CR program equips clinical researchers with the statistical and data management tools to conduct comparative effectiveness studies in medical care. There are also additional training opportunities for students interested in quality improvement, healthcare administration, medical economics, and community health. The coursework is taught by faculty in the Department of Public Health Sciences in collaboration with other faculty in the UVA Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Arts and Sciences, Business, and Law.

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