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The Mayo Clinic Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCaTS) offers education and career development programs in clinical and translational science that span the career spectrum.

Clinical and translational science is an emerging discipline focused on speeding the movement (translation) of scientific discoveries into effective, accessible medical treatments that improve health.

Available education and career development opportunities include:

Program Eligible Time commitment and department cost Expectations and outcomes
KL2 Mentored Career Development Program Early-career clinicians and scientists
  • 3 years
  • 75-100% protected time
  • Conduct clinical research
  • Guidance from a senior investigator
  • Stipend/salary and research and travel fund
Postdoctoral Master's Degree Program (Classroom and online)
  • Mayo Clinic physicians, nurses, scientists, fellows, residents and other staff in doctoral programs
  • Plan to have a research career
  • 24 graduate credits (288 hours)
  • 2 years
  • $10,000
  • Master's degree from Mayo Graduate School
  • Thesis (2-3 manuscripts)
  • Individualized course work
  • Mentored research experience
  • Lead your own research team

Postdoctoral Diploma Program (Classroom and online)

  • Mayo Clinic physicians, nurses, scientists, fellows, residents and other staff in doctoral programs
  • Plan to participate in clinical trials and understand research processes
  • 12 graduate credits (144 hours)
  • 1 year
  • $5,000
  • Diploma from Mayo CCaTS
  • Individualized course work
  • Mentored research experience
  • Manuscript submitted for publication
  • Participate on a research team

Research Applications for Practice Improvement Decisions (RAPID) Program (Online)

New!

  • All Mayo Clinic employees
  • Desire to understand research terminology, methods and processes, biomedical statistics, and clinical epidemiology
  • No graduate credits
  • Approximately 60 hours; six-month time limit for completion
  • Self-paced learning
  • $500 per participant
  • Certificate of completion from Mayo Clinic CCaTS
  • Learn how to use research methods that will inform practice-improvement decisions
  • Aligns with ACGME Practice-Based Learning and Improvement competency (IV.A.5.c)
Fundamentals of Clinical and Translational Science (FunCaTS) Program (Online)
  • Medical professionals, residents, fellows, physicians and scientists
  • Desire a basic understanding of research language and processes
  • No graduate credits
  • Approximately 10 hours
  • Self-paced learning
  • Free; $150 fee for non-Mayo participants if CME credit is desired
  • Certificate of completion from Mayo Clinic CCaTS
  • 10 AMA PRA Category 1 CME credits
  • Aligns with ACGME Practice-Based Learning and Improvement competency (IV.A.5.c)
  • Expand knowledge in clinical and translational research
Ph.D. Program
  • Predoctoral students and clinical/research fellows
  • 42 credits
  • 4 years
  • Guaranteed internal fellowship
  • Ph.D. from Mayo Graduate School
  • Conduct research
  • Stipend, full tuition and a travel fund
  • Mentored research experience
  • Thesis
M.D.-Ph.D. Program
  • Predoctoral students
  • 7-8 years
  • Ph.D. from Mayo Graduate School
  • Conduct research
  • Stipend, full tuition and a travel fund
  • Mentored research experience
  • Thesis
M.D.-M.S. Program
  • Mayo Medical School and University of Puerto Rico medical students
  • 1 year of course work (other milestones completed throughout medical school)
  • Research proposal developed
  • Covered program fees, stipend and research expenses fund
  • Mentored research experience
  • Thesis
Medical Student Research Awards
  • Mayo Medical School and University of Puerto Rico medical students
  • 2-3 months
  • Research manuscript submitted
  • Stipend and research expenses fund
  • Fulfills Mayo Medical School's research requirement
Continuous Professional Development (Online)
  • All research team members
  • Varied
  • Student-dependent
  • Free; fee for non-Mayo participants if CME credit is desired
  • CME credit
  • Convenient and flexible education on research concepts and methods
  • Aug 25, 2015
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