CRTP includes 26 course directors and over 150 research faculty from across every department in the Duke University School of Medicine.


There are over 550 alumni from Duke, the National Institutes of Health and the Uniformed Services University.  An average of 26 students graduate from the program each year.

Current Students

Each year 50 to 70 students enroll at CRTP for the degree program, the certificate program or just to complete a course of particular interest to them.

CRTP is an integral part of fellowship and training programs in clinical departments across Duke University Medical Center.  Moreover, throughout the country and the world, CRTP alumni are filling key roles in academic medicine, the NIH and other governmental agencies and industry as they generate research funding and mentor future generations of academics.

Jason Katz, MD MHS

“I would say the CRTP program is absolutely pivotal to a successful clinical research provides the necessary skillset in order to effectively communicate with all members of the investigative environment in an academic career."

Jason Katz, MD MHS
Associate Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, UNC Mechanical Heart Program
Medical Director, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
Medical Director, CardioVascular & Thoracic Intensive Care Unit (CVTICU) and Critical Care Service