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Education & Training

The SCTR education and Translational Workforce Development (TWD) programs provide comprehensive training opportunities across the spectrum of clinical and translational research for predoctoral students, postdoctoral fellows, junior faculty, mentors, research staff, and community partners. We encourage career development through mentored training programs, educational courses, innovative learning opportunities, and informative workshops to support those who currently work in research and help develop the future workforce pipeline.        

Investigator Development & Training Awards

Research Career Development Resources

  • Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) eLearning Platform

    Self-paced online learning modules on the processes, policies, and requirements for conducting clinical research. Continuing education credits are available for personnel with ACRP certification.

  • Clinical Trials Bootcamp

    Training on the basic elements of conducting a clinical trial for clinically-focused personnel – new site PIs or clinical trialists – who need additional support or a refresher.

  • Core Clinical Research Training (CCRT)

    An online, self-paced course that provides a comprehensive overview of conducting clinical research at MUSC. The course is open to all research personnel at MUSC and those who successfully complete the course are awarded a digital badge.

  • Getting Started in Research

    A SCTR-developed training resource to help MUSC study teams locate required and recommended trainings and other informational resources for clinical and translational research.

  • Integrated Departmental Education for Administrators (IDEA) Program

    A comprehensive initiative to increase the effectiveness and streamline the administrative process related to research administration at MUSC.

  • Lunch & Learns

    Monthly virtual seminars for research faculty and staff that address topical research issues over the lunch hour.

  • Research Professionals Network (RPN)

    A collaborative effort between MUSC, the University of Vermont, the University of Florida, and Boston University that provides monthly, peer-led, collaborative, virtual workshops on topics of relevance for clinical research professionals. Continuing education credits are provided to all workshop participants.

Scientific Enhancement

  • K to Independence

    Monthly meetings for postdocs and early career faculty to help scholars develop successful extramural grant applications. Meetings take place on the 2nd Friday of each month from 11:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m. over Microsoft Teams. Contact Diana Lee-Chavarria with any questions or to be added to the meeting list.

  • Mentoring

    Resources, trainings, and events for mentors and mentees.

  • Scientific Retreats

    Thematic-based retreats for basic, clinical, and population scientists.

Degree, Certificate, and Other Programs

Structured training programs to further expertise in clinical research.

  • Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR)

    The MSCR prepares healthcare professionals for development and opportunities to further their skills in the clinical research environment and workforce.

  • Certificate in Clinical Research

    The online Certificate in Clinical Research is ideal for healthcare professionals, specialists, residents, and fellows who desire to accrue the core competencies to participate in clinical research. 

  • Fellowship in Clinical and Translational Research Ethics (CTRE) Program

    The CTRE program is designed to provide health professionals who are interested in clinical research ethics with sufficient background in that discipline to warrant special recognition in the form of a certificate in clinical and translational research ethics.

  • Community-Engaged Scholars Program (CES-P)

    CES-P participants design and compete a Community-Based Participatory Research project and training consists of didactic and hands-on sessions that academic and community partners attend together.


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