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Master of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI)

Program Overview

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

Candidates for the MSCI degree will elect one of two areas of emphasis or 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.

The program is designed to support a mentored research experience for fellows and junior faculty members at the University of Utah School of Medicine and other health science departments.