Clinical Research: Philosophy

The Masters of Science program is designed to train health care professionals to perform and evaluated clinical research. This program is in the Division of Medical Research and Therapeutics of the Rush Graduate College. The two-year, thesis-requiring program involves one year of didactic lectures followed by a one-year, mentored clinical research experience. Both years are designed to provide the necessary skills needed to perform clinical research in the 21st century. The course work is interactive and requires discussion of experimental design issues and historically-important clinical trials. Skills and techniques needed for epidemiology, outcomes, and clinical pharmacology research are also provided. The emphasis of the program is to make available the skills needed for successful undertaking of clinical research and obtaining federal funding.