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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 Certificate 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
  • Certificate from Mayo CCaTS
  • Individualized course work
  • Mentored research experience
  • Manuscript submitted for publication
  • Participate on a research team
Essentials of Clinical and Translational Science (ECaTS) - Online
  • All Mayo Clinic employees
  • Desire to understand Clinical and Translational Science, basic terminology and methodological concepts in epidemiology from a clinical perspective, and basic statistical methods used in a variety of clinical study designs
  • No graduate credits
  • Approximately 55 hours; 6-month time limit for completion
  • Self-paced & self-directed learning
  • $500 per participant
  • Certificate of completion from Mayo Clinic CCaTS
  • Aligns with ACGME Practice-Based Learning and Improvement competency (IV.A.5.b & IV.A.5.c)
  • Content assessed on the USMLE Step 1 exam under the competency of Practice-based Learning and Improvement
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 5 hours
  • Self-paced learning
  • Free
  • Certificate of completion from Mayo Clinic CCaTS
  • 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
  • July 5, 2017
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