Education Programs

Available education and career development opportunities offered by Mayo Clinic Center for Clinical and Translational Science (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/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 Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education

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 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

M.D.-M.S. Program

Mayo Clinic School of Medicine 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 Clinic School of Medicine and University of Puerto Rico medical students

2-3 months

Research manuscript submitted

Stipend and research expenses fund

Fulfills Mayo Clinic School of Medicine's research requirement

Workforce 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