Hands-On Experience with Clinical Research
UCSF’s Pre-Health Undergraduate Program (PUP) offers undergraduate college students from the Bay Area and around the country a valuable combination of mentorship, classroom training and networking support with the goal of attracting them to careers in clinical and translational science.
“PUP gives undergraduates an opportunity to explore a career path that they may not have considered before,” said Peter Chin-Hong, MD, MAS, director of the program and an associate professor in the UCSF School of Medicine.
College students interested in the health sciences long have had “shadowing experiences” following providers who see patients, which offers a glimpse into clinical medicine, he said. “What has been missing is a corollary experience in clinical and translational research.”
Managed by the Clinical and Translational Science Training program of UCSF’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), the PUP program recently completed its latest five-week training cycle that culminated with presentations by 21 graduates.
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