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Clinical Scholar Track

The three-year Clinical Scholar Track is available to those interested in a career in clinical or translational research and/or scholarly practice with a focus on leadership, medical education, or innovation/entrepreneurship.

This track is designed to augment your clinical training by providing new skills and perspectives necessary to achieve future leadership positions. It includes one year of research and two years of hands-on clinical experience.

The track stresses training in the quantitative and qualitative sciences underlying the essential aspects of improving health care delivery and medical care systems. You have the opportunity to complete a master's degree in clinical and translational science through the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCaTS). A certificate program through CCaTS also is available.

The broader goal of the Clinical Scholar Track is to expand the body of knowledge related to gastrointestinal and hepatologic diseases and develop effective therapeutic interventions.

Nearly 80 percent of individuals who completed training in this track in the past 5 years hold full-time academic positions at universities or medical schools, and many of our graduates have gone on to achieve prominence in academic gastroenterology, as evidenced by leadership positions on national or international societies, and/or academic divisions/departments and educational programs.