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Comparative Effectiveness & Implementation Research Training Program Comparative Effectiveness & Implementation Research Training Program MS in Clinical Investigation

Comparative Effectiveness & Implementation Research Training Program MS in Clinical Investigation

NYU School of Medicine’s Comparative Effectiveness and Implementation Research Training Program offers an 18-month MS in clinical investigation with a concentration in comparative effectiveness and implementation research. This degree is intended for students who have little or no formal training in clinical research and who want to become independent researchers in the fields of comparative effectiveness and implementation science research.

Students with prior clinical research experience should check out our certificate program.

Curriculum

The MS in clinical investigation requires 35 credits, including foundational research methods courses, core courses, health selective courses, grant writing, and research conduct training. In addition to coursework, students must submit at least one manuscript and one abstract by graduation and present research at the Department of Population Health seminar series “Using Modeling to Inform Public Health.”

Course Schedule

The program begins in the summer term, followed by three or four courses each in the fall and spring semesters, two weeks of intensive courses in the early part of the second summer, and six weeks of classes in the second fall.

Course Schedule 2018–19

Year Term Course Title Credits
2018 Summer Clinical Research Methods 3
2018 Fall Introduction to Biostatistical Analysis, Part I 3
    Advanced Epidemiology 3
    Biomedical Informatics* 3
2019 Spring Advanced Biostatistical Analysis, Part II 3
    Clinical Trial Design 4
    Health Services Research* 4
    Grant Writing 0
2019 Summer Introduction to Dissemination and Implementation Science Research** 3
    Health Communication Strategies to Engage Patients and the Public** 3
2019 Fall Economic Evaluation in Health and Medicine 3
    Advanced Methods in Observational Data Analysis (Biostats III) 3
    Meta-Analyses and Systematic Reviews 3
Total Credits   34/35
*Year 1 selective course, students choose one
**Year 2 selective course, students choose one

Mentorship

Students are matched with a primary mentor and a mentoring committee who are recognized experts in clinical or community-based comparative effectiveness and implementation science research. Students and mentors meet at least twice a month to discuss the students’ progress toward research goals, readings, and complementary education.

Students receive guidance in multiple domains, including technical research advice, teaching, sponsorship, being a role model, career planning, and socialization within the profession. Through an in-depth, mentored research initiative, students have the opportunity to apply classroom learning to their research efforts.