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Clinical Research Masters Program

The Tulane MSCR Program is a structured program leading to a Master of Science in Clinical Research degree from the Tulane University School of Medicine. It usually requires 2 to 3 years to complete the curriculum including the mentored research requirement.

Potential trainees will be self-referred or nominated by their Program Director. After approval by the MSCR Internal Advisory Committee, the trainee will enter the MSCR program, which features four components:

  1. formal didactic training providing the tools to conduct modern clinical and translational research;
  2. a clinical research and clinical medicine seminar series, providing peer interaction and mentor guidance on research topics;
  3. a mentored clinical research project;
  4. an annual MSCR retreat

Each Clinical Research Scholar will identify a research preceptor from the scholar's home division or department. In addition, each scholar will have a career mentor from the MSCR program.

In lieu of a thesis, the MSCR candidate is expected to prepare a grant ("K" or "R" format) and/or a paper based on the mentored research.

Clinical Fellows participating in the MSCR Program must also complete their individual clinical training program requirements.