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The Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR) is a Participate in a rigorous program that is designed to meet the needs of clinical research health care professionals engaged in the full spectrum of with or without patient-oriented research through a unique educational medical degree experience that focuses on ethics and regulatory principals, biostatistics, and clinical trials.
Graduates of the program are able to:
- Demonstrate the ability to design and conduct clinical Flexible Training will research, analyze results, and answer a research question.
- Demonstrate the ability to read and critique the clinical enrollment) credentials research literature.
- Present clinical research findings (from literature or their own research) to peers.
For whom is the Master of Science in Clinical Research Program designed?
- Research nurses
- Clinical Research Coordinators
- Clinical Research Assistants
- Managers in clinical research and site management organizations (CROs and SROs)
- Professionals in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries
- Professionals or students with a desire to work in a healthcare setting
- Bachelors prepared individuals interested in training in clinical research
About three-quarters of students in the program are physicians that work full-time.
Why should I pursue a Master of Science in Clinical Research Program in Clinical Research?
- Participate in clinical research with or without a medical degree
- Apply science to improve patient outcomes
- Flexible (part-time or full-time enrollment)
- Training will booster your research credentials
Why is the Master of Science in Clinical Research Program unique at the Graduate College at Rush University?
The Masters of Science in Clinical Research Degree coursework covers aspects of clinical trial methodology and regulatory sciences, as well as an immersion in the use of medical bioinformatics and associated metadata to preform big-data analyses. The didactic portion of this program can be completed in one year. Students can choose to participate in an Internship/Practicum or Independent Study in Clinical Research in addition to their capstone/thesis research project.
MSCR is a rigorous program that meets the needs of health professionals engaged in the full spectrum of patient-oriented research as well as students that are interested in clinical research coordination and management. Our mission is to provide students with a rigorous academic experience, hands-on exposure to, and practical experience in, clinical research. MSCR graduates will be prepared to enter the workforce as competently trained research professionals.
Clinical research courses include the following:
- Clinical Trials I & II
- Biostatistics I & 2
- Bioinformatics 1 & 2
- Intro to Drug & Device Development: the U.S. Regulatory Process
- Tools for Research
- Ethics and the IRB
Students who take the Master of Science in Clinical Research will complete a master’s thesis that can also be a publication and the basis of a National Institutes of Health career development award.
- Program Type: Full-Time
- Positions Available Each Year: 40
- Students With MD Degrees: 90%
- Class Days Per Week: 2
- Enrolled Students Working Full Time: 75%
- Students Completing the Program: 85%
- Students with Rush Faculty Mentor: 100%
- We offer courses on Tuesdays and Thursdays afternoons from 3:30 to 6 p.m. to accommodate busy clinical and study schedules.
- You will perform independent research in your second year with a faculty mentor in your area of interest.
- Applicants include residents, fellows, nurses, pharmacists, and other health care professionals interested in clinical research.
- The Clinical Research program offers international students the opportunity to become familiar with the U.S. academic medical environment.
- Through the program, clinicians at Rush University Medical Center or John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County can undertake mentored clinical research with experienced faculty.
Where alumni work
Students from our program have gone on to successfully do the following:
- Secure grant funding
- Gain sought after careers in academic medicine
- Hold leadership positions in the pharmaceutical industry
- Obtain competitive residency positions
- Join research teams coordinating, planning and running clinical research
The following are examples of places where our graduates are employed:
- Abbott Laboratories
- Baxter Pharmaceuticals
- Cleveland Clinic
- Montefiore Medical Center
- National Institutes of Health
- Northwestern University
- Rush University Medical Center
- Stroger Hospital
- University of Chicago
- University of Wisconsin
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