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Tips for Getting Started in Research

University Hospitals is the second largest private employer in Northeast Ohio, with over 32,000 employees, serves the needs of patients through an integrated network of 21 hospitals, more than 200 outpatient health centers and primary care physician offices in 16 counties, and over 3,400 active clinical research studies.

Clinical research helps find new treatments, new ways of using established treatments, better ways to help diagnose and treat individuals with any health-related condition, observe how people are affected by different factors and learn more about medicine and healthcare from the patient’s point of view.

To equip our future employees with the tools they need, see the following items below.

Clinical Research Careers Guide

There are many clinical research roles at University Hospitals which require varying degrees of education and experience. Roles also vary in their daily duties which can be suited for those wanting more clinical experience, and those more interested in working behind the scenes. Review this guide to see what careers may be of interest.

Shadowing Program Information

The University Hospitals Clinical Research Shadowing Program allows high school, college students, and prospective career seekers, who are interested in research careers, the opportunity to see researchers in action. Learn more about the Shadowing Program.

Summer Program Information

Students interested in an interactive program where they will meet clinical researchers at UH and learn the clinical research process are encouraged to apply for the UH Clinical Research Summer Program. Learn more about this observational program.

Career Exploration Toolkit for School Advisors

There are many offerings the UH Clinical Research Center provides to students and faculty at high schools and colleges. To schedule any of the offerings, please contact ClinicalResearch@UHhosptials.org.

A Mentee’s Guide to Successful Internships

Being accepted as a new intern can be daunting and confusing for students. Students are encouraged to review these tips to help them have a successful internship at University Hospitals.

A Mentor’s Guide to Successful Internships

University Hospitals Caregivers interested in mentoring students for career development can review these tips to provide a successful educational experience to students.