Formal Coursework

Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center Gastroenterology Fellowship Program fellows funded by the training grant with an interest in clinical or health services research will be encouraged to enroll in one of the existing graduate programs at Case Western Reserve University, as indicated by their background and long-term research interests. Other trainees will be encouraged to enroll in individual courses offered by the following:

  • Case School of Engineering
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Medicine
  • Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
  • Weatherhead Case School of Management

Clinical Research Scholars Program

Case Western Reserve University offers a clinical research curriculum, known as the Clinical Research Scholars Program (CRSP), to develop a program for individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in clinical investigation.

The curriculum spans two years and provides instruction in the basic tenets to all fields of clinical research. Following an initial two-week summer series, semester courses in biostatistics, clinical epidemiology, analytic methods, statistical programming and research integrity and compliance follow. In the second year, trainees will differentiate into one of the following tracks:

  • Disease mechanisms
  • Clinical trials
  • Health services research
  • Outcomes and epidemiology
  • Prevention and promotion

Longitudinal Instruction in Summer Series

There will also be a seminar series that includes longitudinal instruction in the following areas:

  • Career management
  • Professional development
  • Biomedical writing
  • Presentation skills

Successful completion of the didactic material and a mentored research project, along with a scientific publication in a peer-reviewed journal, will result in a master's degree in Clinical Research.

Master of Science Program

The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics offers an MS Program with concentrations in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Genetic Epidemiology, or Health Services Research. The Master's degree requires 36 hours of credit including nine hours of common core courses, and either an MS Thesis or Practicum.

Master of Public Health Program

The Master of Public Health Program at Case Western Reserve University provides broad training, including biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health sciences, health services administration and social and behavioral sciences.

The program has a particular emphasis on urban health and care of the underserved. The two-year curriculum requires 36 credit hours, with a total of 15 credits accumulated in five core required courses, nine credits for three courses in the concentration of their choice, three credits for an elective course, and nine credits from the "Capstone Experience," a public health field practicum encompassing one semester.

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