Master of Science degree in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Services Research (for clinician trainees without prior formal research training)
The program consists of didactic courses (Biostatistics I and II, Clinical Research Methods, Epidemiology, Advanced Epidemiology, Decision Analysis, Research Ethics, etc.) and a mentored thesis project (two published papers in peer-reviewed journals). Courses are offered in two intensive sessions in summer and late fall, with weekly seminars where students present their progress on their research.
Leadership and Mentoring
This course is designed to develop leadership skills in mentorship strategies, conflict resolution and negotiation and to provide personalized plans for career and personal growth that promote communication, productivity, and professional vitality.
Weekly Works-in-Progress Seminars
This seminar series includes researchers presenting their own work, and guest speakers who are collaborators or work in areas of interest to our research faculty. Once per month, the seminar is on a health equity topic. Fellows are expected to present their work at this seminar once each year.
Monthly Primary Care Seminar
Program faculty present their work to familiarize each other with their research programs and spur collaborations.
Monthly Primary Care Journal Club
Each fellow selects a journal article of their choosing and engages a faculty expert discussant with the help of GIM faculty. The fellow leads the discussion with attendees, who include researchers and clinicians.
Monthly Fellowship Meetings
Fellows and program leaders meet to discuss the program, progress, and challenges. Fellows present their work in progress to their colleagues for feedback. Fellows also practice their talks at regional and national meetings during this meeting.
Presentations at Meetings
Each fellow is expected to present their work at a regional or national meeting annually. This includes the Department of Medicine Research Day, the Center for Health Equity’s annual Symposium, and the Primary Care Innovations Symposium.