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Master of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI)

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Program Overview

The MS in Clinical Investigation (MSCI) degree program provides classroom and mentored experience in clinical research and innovation, preparing its trainees for careers in academic medicine, the allied health sciences, and global health related fields. The program prepares trainees to be competitive investigators and collaborators capable of gaining extramural funding for their projects. The curriculum of the MSCI focuses on the theories, models, competencies, methods, and tools used to conduct bench-to-bedside and bedside-to-community translational research.

Candidates for the MSCI degree will elect one of three tracks:

  • Track 1(Med into Grad) emphasizes the inherited basis of human disease, mechanism-oriented clinical research, and bench-to-bedside translational research.
  • Track 2 (Clinician Scientist) emphasizes epidemiology, health services research, and bedside-to-community translational research.
  • Track 3 (Global Health Innovation and Technology) emphasizes human-centered design, principles of innovation, and global translational research.

The MSCI program is also designed to support mentored research and innovation capstone experiences at campus sites at the University of Utah School of Medicine and its global collaborators.