Advanced Training in Clinical Research Certificate

We are currently accepting applications. The application deadline has been extended to June 15, 2023.

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The Advanced Training in Clinical Research (ATCR) Certificate is a one-year program intended for individuals who desire rigorous training in the methods and conduct of clinical research.

Through required coursework, students learn the methods to:

  • perform both observational and experimental clinical research;
  • apply clinical research methods to one or more projects; and
  • analyze, interpret and present their clinical research data.

Upon completion of the program, graduates receive a certificate of completion from UCSF in Advanced Training in Clinical Research. Graduates are poised to work in a variety of research settings, including universities, public health departments, foundations and private industry. (Note: The program does not provide instruction in laboratory investigation and is not intended for scholars who envision themselves working primarily in a wet laboratory.)

The 2023-2024 academic year will be based in person at our UCSF Mission Bay campus.

The ATCR Certificate program can be taken either as a stand-alone educational program or as a stepping stone to a more advanced degree program, such as the UCSF Masters in Advanced Studies Clinical and Epidemiological Research or the UCSF PhD in Epidemiology and Translational Science.