Clinical and Translational Science
The Clinical and Translational Science (CTS) Ph.D. Program is built upon Mayo Clinic's extensive interdisciplinary research and medical environment. It prepares graduates to lead the biomedical research teams of the future that will rapidly translate discovery to new treatments and change the paradigms of how we conduct biomedical research. From the didactic coursework, you will acquire a broad perspective on the process of taking health questions from patients or the community into the research environment, designing and executing interdisciplinary research studies and translating the resulting discoveries into better health outcomes. For your thesis project, you will conduct an in-depth research study during which you will learn discipline-specific methodology and answer a question that adds to knowledge in the field. As a graduate of this program you will be able to conduct research leading to meaningful scientific contributions. In addition, you will be prepared to change and improve how biomedical research is conceptualized and implemented.
The CTS Program allows students to personalize their studies in one of three concentrations:
- Population-based translational science
- Patient-based translational science
- Laboratory-based translational science
A great strength of the Mayo Clinic CTS Program is its focus on providing mentored research experiences for each student. The preeminent physicians, scientists and educators who comprise the faculty at Mayo Clinic are available as mentors or co-mentors for students in the CTS track.