Curriculum

The Postdoctoral Certificate Program in clinical and translational science requires:

  • A minimum of 12 Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences didactic credits with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Attendance at the Writing and Publishing High-Impact Research Manuscripts workshop
  • Submission of a first-author manuscript based on the results of your clinical and translational research project

If the scholar is able to commit 100 percent of his or her time to the Postdoctoral Certificate Program, it is possible to complete the 12 credits and the research project and manuscript within one year. The program may take longer if less than 100 percent of the scholar's time is available.

Coursework component

All coursework for the Postdoctoral Certificate Program is offered through Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Of the 12 didactic credits needed to complete the program, seven are required and five are elective. The required courses are offered twice a year, beginning in the summer quarter and winter quarter.

Scholars select their five elective credits based on their career goals and in consultation with their mentors. Scholars are encouraged to fulfill electives with clinical and translational science (CTSC) courses. Other Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences courses may be considered with approval. Visit Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Course Information for links to all courses.

The seven required credits are fulfilled by taking these courses:

Course Credits
CTSC 5010: Clinical Research Proposal Development 2

CTSC 5370: Introduction to Epidemiology*

*Beginning July 2020

2
CTSC 5600: Statistics in Clinical and Translational Research 2
CORE 6000: Responsible Conduct of Research 1
Writing and Publishing High-Impact Research Manuscripts (required noncredit workshop) 0
Total 7