Clinical Pathway Student

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Patricia D. Franklin MD MBA MPH
CTR Pathway Director

Colleen J. Burnham MBA
Pathway Administrator
(508) 856-5137
Colleen.Burnham@umassmed.edu
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Clinical Translational Research Pathway Highlights  

Pathway Components

The Clinical Translational Research Pathway (CTRP) is comprised of 2 required courses in Years 1 and 3; relevant required core curricula in the Determinants of Health Course in Year 2; and 2 research electives in Years 2 and 4. The CTRP components are outlined briefly below:

  • Year 2: Determinants of Health Course
  • Epidemiology/Biostatistics Course
  • Community Health Clerkship

Typical studies in clinical/translational research are:

  • conducting human trials of new drugs and devices
  • examining the translation of experimental cures or diagnostic measures into routine patient care
  • examining patterns or correlates of disease (e.g. epidemiology)
  • examining the quality of health care, health care outcomes, and other health services research questions (e.g. disparities in care, cost-effectiveness of care, etc.)

Research Electives Required for Pathway Students