Clinical Research Training Degree Option

The degree requires 24 credits of graded course work and a research project for which 12 units of credit are given. Five courses (CRP 241, 242, 245, 253, and 254) constitute 16 credits that are required for all degree candidates (see Course Descriptions). The student’s clinical research activities provide the setting and the data for the project, which serves to demonstrate the student’s competence in the use of quantitative methods in clinical research.

The program is designed for part-time study, which allows the fellow/student to integrate the program’s academic program with clinical training.

Clinical Trials Health Services Research Introduction to Immunology in Clinical Research Research Professional Development
Introduction to Statistical Methods* Principles of Clinical Research* Introduction to Medical Genetics Research Ethics and Responsible Conduct of Research*
Longitudinal Data Analysis Patient Reported Outcomes in Clinical Research    
Machine Learning for Health Implementation and Dissemination of health Care Research   *Core Course required for degree and certificate options.
Stat. Methodology for Basic Research Concepts in Comparative Effectiveness Research    
Statistical Analysis* Decision Sciences in Clinical Research Proteomics and Protein Biology in Medicine Research Managment*
Systematic Reviews and Meta Analysis Clinical Research Seminar Research Project and Pro. Dev. - a Stepwise Approach Scientific Communication



A degree candidate is expected to complete all requirements within 10 calendar years of matriculation. Degree credit for a course expires 10 years after the course is completed by the student; in this case, degree credit can be obtained only by retaking the course.

All courses within the Clinical Research Training Program utilize a Pass/Fail grading scale. Each Course Director is required to make clear on their course syllabus how grades will be determined, what work in the course will be graded, and what standards will be applied.

More information about the CRTP program, grades and course work is available on pages 195-201 of the School of Medicine Bulletin.


School of Medicine Bulletin


CRTP 250

“The program definitely improved my ability to create high-quality research proposals, conduct my own research, create a better understanding of the ethics of research and good clinical practice, and to be a critical consumer of information."  Yousuf Zafar, MD 2009 CRTP Graduate
Associate Professor, Duke University School of Medicine