Graduate Education

The interdisciplinary certificate, master's pathway, and PhD programs in clinical and translational science (CTS) are designed to establish knowledge-based and skill-based competencies in communication, professionalism, critical thinking, and synthesis of knowledge, planning, management and assessment, and leadership in the following areas: 

  • CTS methods and technologies
  • Scientific knowledge
  • Measurement and statistics
  • Research integrity 
  • Collaboration and team building

To learn more about these programs:

Clinicians who are interested in pursuing a career as a clinician-scientist should strongly consider formal training such as the PhD program in Clinical and Translational Science. You need the structure and accountability that a degree program like this helps to build, including meaningful mentorship and collaboration with other researchers outside your field. We are our own worst enemies when it comes to managing our time and setting feasible personal goals and expectations. A program such as this can create something of a research career driving lane to keep you focused and on track with where you are, what information you need to move forward, and where you need to go.

Headshot of Dr. Matthew Bush
Matthew Bush, MD, PhD, MBA
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery; Vice Chair for Research; 2017 Graduate of the UK PhD Program in Clinical Translational Science