The graduate program in Clinical Investigation (GPCI) at the University of Wisconsin Madison offers a M.S. degree. The focus of GPCI is to provide physicians, clinical scientists, and other health care professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to conduct and translate basic science discoveries into clinical applications through patient (human or animal)–oriented research. The M.S. program trains students to help move research toward solutions for patient populations more quickly.
Applicants ideally have a health professional degree (M.D., DVM, Pharm.D., Ph.D., BSN, BSE, MPT, DPT). Clinical Investigation students are unique among University of Wisconsin Madison graduate students because they enter the program with a terminal degree (with exceptions) and they are seeking training to directly apply their work with patients.
The curriculum draws from existing courses in the partner schools, and includes new courses developed exclusively for the GPCI. Coursework provides a solid foundation in research methods and analysis, including biostatistics, study design, and ethical conduct. Through electives and a research requirement, students pursue their own areas of specialization in patient-oriented clinical research.
- Lead to translation of research among the laboratory, clinic and population through technological or systems innovations, including but not limited to drug therapies, medical devices, biological materials, clinical processes, and/or behavioral interventions.
- Are appropriately patient-oriented.
- Draw on the expertise of collaborators in multiple disciplines.
- Integrate clinical and translational science across multiple departments, schools and colleges, clinical and research institutes, and healthcare delivery organizations.
- Determine when it is appropriate to use a patient-oriented research design to investigate a translational clinical problem.
- Understand the principles of multidisciplinary patient-oriented clinical research protocols.
- Analyze, interpret and report research findings of clinical studies through peer-reviewed scientific channels and to a lay audience.
- Apply and foster professional, ethical and responsible conduct of clinical research.
- Perspectives in Multidisciplinary Clinical & Translational Research
- Ethical and Regulatory Issues in Clinical Investigation
- Research Ethics: Scientific Integrity and the Responsible Conduct of Research
- Research Ethics and Career Development
- Responsible Conduct of Research for Biomedical Graduate Students
- 24 months
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- Have a focused area of interest in patient-oriented clinical research and a passion for continuing in a career in patient-oriented research
- Ideally have a health professional degree (M.D., DVM, Pharm.D., Ph.D., BSN, BSE, MPT, DPT)
- Have GRE scores if the applicant does not have a graduate or medical professional degree from a U.S. institution
- Identify a primary advisor to mentor and support the applicant throughout graduate study
International25548 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25548 USD per year during 24 months.
National25548 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25548 USD per year during 24 months.
In-State12220 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12220 USD per year during 24 months.
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