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Biomedical and Translational Science

The School of Medicine faculty is now offering two new clinical research training programs, the Master of Science (MS) in Biomedical and Translational Science (BATS), and the Certificate Program in Clinical Research. These programs were developed to address the acute need for clinical researchers trained to meet the increasingly sophisticated demands of the clinical research environment. 

The recent rising interest in evidence-based medicine, comparative effectiveness research and the science of quality assessment and improvement make these new programs particularly timely.

The MS-BATS is a flexible one- to two-year program designed to prepare physician scientists in the conduct of interdisciplinary clinical research. It is aimed at junior faculty in clinical departments, fellows, residents, medical students and physicians and others with a solid background in science who are interested in developing the skills needed to conduct, interpret, evaluate and apply clinical research. It may also be of interest to and appropriate for those with doctoral preparation in other disciplines who are interested in clinical research.

The four courses below represent the core courses and will partially satisfy the full course requirements of the MS degree:

Individuals who are interested in understanding the fundamentals of clinical research training who are unable to commit to a Master's level degree program at this time can complete the courses listed above; in addition several BATS courses can be completed through UC Irvine Extension via AccessUCI

Enrolled UC Irvine Extension students who satisfactorily complete all four of the above MS-BATS core courses will earn a Certificate in Clinical Research.  Completed coursework through University Extension will be accepted as partially satisfying the full coursework requirements of the MS-BATS degree should students decide to apply and are accepted into the MS degree program at some future date.

Individuals interested in enrolling in the MS degree program for fall 2012 entrance into the program will need to apply by January 17, 2012.  For specific questions regarding the full MS degree program, please contact Francine Jeffrey via email or by phone at: 949.824.6064.

Individuals interested in pursuing the Certificate in Clinical Research, or enrolling in single BATS courses, can contact  Julie Pai via email or by phone at: 949.824.6333.