Clinical & Translational Science Training

The Clinical and Translational Science Training (CTST) program works with partners to integrate an extensive array of research education and training activities. CTST supports and expands discipline-specific research training programs for investigators translating "laboratory to human subjects" and "evidence into practice." Finally, the program aims to sustain, expand, and further develop the research education program to provide didactic training for learners at all levels.


Post-doctoral Training & Beyond

These opportunities include formal and informal didactic training, or awards with training components.


Pre-doctoral Training

Training and mentorship to pre-doctoral students in clinical and translational research methodology and practice.

  • Yearlong Inquiry Program - Provides support and training in clinical and translational research for medical, dental, nursing, and pharmacy students in a one-year fellowship. The program includes stipends, courses, mentoring, bi-weekly work-in-progress, and faculty-led seminars.
  • Pre-health Undergraduate Program (PUP) - Provides training to undergraduate students to design clinical and translational research in collaboration with a UCSF predoctoral trainee. Students from across the United States participate in this summer program.  Follow this program on Twitter and Facebook.


Online Education

  • Online Education - Opportunities include Designing Clinical Research for Clinical Trainees (DCR-CT), Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) and Implementation Science Online Certificate Program
  • Research to Publication - A joint inititaive with the British Medical Journal to train healthcare workers, junior researchers and medical students outside of the United States on the fundamentals of conducting and publishing clinical research.


Other Training

We collaborate with other programs designed to train UCSF's next generation of clinical and translational researchers.

  • Training in Clinical Research (TICR) * - Provides a broad array of educational opportunities in the methods of clinical research to meet the needs of a diverse set of trainees. 
  • Implementation Science Training * - Provides education, training and consultation services focused on translating research results into more effective interventions and improved population health.

* Affiliated Training Programs