Education

Mayo Clinic is committed to advancing the science of medicine by training and mentoring the next generation of clinicians and scientists — the people who will lead the research and health care teams of tomorrow.

Clinical and translational science is focused on speeding the movement (translation) of scientific discoveries into effective, accessible medical treatments that improve health. Translation of biomedical discoveries depends on the availability of a highly skilled clinical research workforce.

Mayo Clinic Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCaTS) offers education and career development programs that span the career spectrum, including predoctoral and postdoctoral programs, courses for allied health staff, and more. Investigators who have completed CCaTS education programs go on to make significant contributions to the understanding of health and the human body.

Education and career development opportunities offered by CCaTS 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 or salary plus research and travel fund

Ph.D. Program Predoctoral students and clinical or research fellows

66 credits

4 years

Guaranteed internal fellowship

Ph.D. from Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

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 Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Conduct research

Stipend, full tuition and a travel fund

Mentored research experience

Thesis

Postdoctoral Master's Degree Program

Mayo Clinic physicians, scientists, fellows, residents and other staff in doctoral programs

Plan to have a research career

45 graduate credits

2 years

$12,000

Master's degree from Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Thesis (2-3 manuscripts)

Individualized coursework, including 7 concentration options

Mentored research experience

Lead a research team

M.D.-M.S. Program Mayo Clinic School of Medicine and University of Puerto Rico medical students 1 year of coursework (other milestones completed throughout medical school)

Research proposal developed

Covered program fees, stipend and research expenses fund

Mentored research experience

Thesis

Postdoctoral Certificate Program

Mayo Clinic physicians, scientists, fellows, residents and other staff in doctoral programs

Plan to participate in clinical trials and understand research processes

12 graduate credits

1 year

$6,000

Certificate from Mayo Clinic CCaTS

Individualized coursework, including 7 concentration options

Mentored research experience

Manuscript submitted for publication

Participate on a research team

Medical Student Research Awards University of Puerto Rico medical students 2-3 months

Research manuscript submitted

Stipend and research expenses fund

Essentials of Clinical and Translational Science (ECaTS) Program

All Mayo Clinic employees and the general public

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

Online, asynchronous learning

Not for credit

Approximately 30 hours; 6-month time limit for completion

Self-paced learning

$500

Certificate of completion from Mayo Clinic CCaTS

Aligns with ACGME Practice-Based Learning and Improvement competency (IV.A.5.b and 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

All Mayo Clinic employees and the general public

Desire a basic understanding of research language and processes

Online, asynchronous learning

Not for credit

Approximately 5 hours

Self-paced learning

Free

Certificate of completion from Mayo Clinic CCaTS

Expand knowledge in clinical and translational research

Workforce Development (Classroom and online) All research team members

Varied

Student-dependent

Free

Convenient and flexible education on research concepts and methods