Education

Opportunities ELIGIBILITY
Students
Postdocs
Residents
Fellows
JR Faculty
Faculty
Research Career and Writing Group (K-Club)   X   X X X
UMCCTS Clinical Research Scholars (KL2) Program   X     X  
Master of Science in Clinical Investigation X X X X X X
MD/PhD Program X          
Clinical/Translational Research Pathway Program (CTRP) X          
Millennium MD/PhD Program     X X    
Clinical and Population Health Research PhD Program X          
Master in Public Health     X X    
Faculty Diversity Scholars Program         X X
Junior Faculty Development Program         X  

Our goal is to expand the critical mass of expert scientists undertaking clinical and translational research by training healthcare professionals, basic scientists, junior faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, nursing students, medical students and research associates in the principles and practices of clinical and translational research.

Please click on the links below to learn more about opportunities available through the UMCCTS.

Research Career & Writing Group (K-Club)

The Research Career Award Writing Group (K-Club) was established in 2007 and is co-lead by Drs. Doug Ziedonis and Sherry Pagato in collaboration with the UMMS Office of Faculty Affairs and Dr. Rob Milner. The group meets monthly to support the development of all components of K-level grants.

UMCCTS Clincial Research Scholars (KL2) Program

Training of investigators who will make a career of innovative, hypothesis-driven clinical and translational research is a top priority of the UMCCTS Clinical Research Scholars Program, which combines coursework, seminars, and mentored research.

Master of Science in Clinical Investigation

The Master of Science in Clinical Investigation Program provides MD as well as PhD trainees with methodologic and content skills that will enable them to design, conduct, and analyze the results of clinical, public health, and translational research investigations.

MD/PhD Program

The goal of the MD/PhD Program is to provide highly motivated students the opportunities to develop skill and experience in biomedical investigation and the practice of medicine. This is a rigorous and challenging program, and upon success completion the student is awarded both the PhD in Biomedical Sciences and the MD. Our goal is to train physician-scientists who will make significant contributions to health care and who will become the leaders of academic medicine.

Clinical/Translational Research Pathway Program (CTRP)

Clinical/translational research is designed to speed the discoveries of basic science to patient care and involves both traditional researchers as well as practicing clinicians.  Increasingly, practicing physicians are being called upon to recruit their patients from both hospital and community practices to participate in clinical translational research studies and contribute to learning how to better care for patients. This pathway assists its graduates to:

become leaders in combining a clinical and research career

learn skills needed to keep their practice base up-to-date with new evidence-based medicine

gain research experience often needed for competitive residency placement

Millennium MD/PhD Program

The Millennium PhD Program (MPP) ensures that physicians are equipped with the tools necessary to allow patients to benefit from the remarkable advances in knowledge derived from basic biomedical research.

Clinical and Population Health Research PhD Program

The CPHR Program was specifically designed for students with an advanced degree and/or relevant clinical research experience; therefore, students have the opportunity to be directly involved in research from the very beginning of the program.  The strong and diverse clinical and health services research portfolio available provides students with a range of hands-on experiences while they take courses and choose dissertation projects.

Master in Public Health

A Master of Public Health degree is offered at the University of Massachusetts Medical School campus in Worcester.  This degree is granted though and accredited by the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.  The courses are taught in Worcester by faculty from both campuses.

The MPP grants PhD degrees to people who previously earned an MD.  The students are given substantial credit for medical school classes, so that only a minimum number of additional didactic courses (as few as one) are required before the student can take a qualifying exam.

Faculty Diversity Scholars Program

The Faculty Diversity Scholars Program is a research fellowship with the primary goal to support the recruitment and career advancement of faculty from diverse backgrounds that are underrepresented in the health sciences.

Junior Faculty Development Program

The Junior Faculty Development Program provides a foundation for the success of junior faculty at UMMS.  The program provides a year-long intensive professional development experience for junior faculty, designed to facilitate their success in academic medicine.

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS) at the University of Massachusetts Medical School encompasses two divisions:

Basic & Biomedical Sciences

Clinical & Translational Sciences

The programs within the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences train students in their selected specialty area and emphasize a broad background in the basic medical sciences, in preparation for research with direct relevance to human disease.

Graduate School of Nursing

The Graduate School of Nursing (GSN) provides graduate education that serves as the foundation for excellent and innovative clinical decision-making through practice-based research and service leading to improved health care for all.

School of Medicine

The University of Massachusetts Medical School - School of Medicine was founded in 1962 to provide affordable, quality medical education to state residents and to increase the number of primary care physicians practicing in underserved areas of the state. Our mission is to advance the health and well-being of the people of the commonwealth and the world through pioneering education, research, and health care delivery with our clinical partner, UMASS Memorial Health Care.