JABSOM now offers a graduate certificate in clinical research

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The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa now offers a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research, a diverse and challenging field where you get to be part of advancing new discoveries and improving human life through science.

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Part of the UH medical school’s Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, the program provides structured and intensive experience and educational opportunity for those seeking to develop skills and knowledge in the area of clinical research and research support.

The fifteen-credit program is flexible, offering students the chance to complete the program in as quickly as two semesters full-time, or to work at their own pace part-time. Students will gain knowledge of clinical research and trial design, protocol development, ethical conduct and statistical data analysis. The program is ideal for medical school applicants, medical trainees, physicians, nurses, and health professionals interested in developing their skills for collaborative research.

Dr. Eunjung Lim, Assistant Professor and Graduate Program Chair, says that recently clinical research management has become one of the most demanding fields.

“The field of clinical research management exceeds the supply of clinical research professionals with current listings displaying 20,000 new job openings in the clinical research field nationwide,” said Lim. “Our certificate program will prepare the knowledge and skills you’ll need to succeed with a combination of coursework and mentored clinical research projects.”

Potential careers include physician researcher, clinical research coordinator, clinical trials manager, regulatory associate and clinical trial monitor. In addition, the certificate program provides students with the opportunity to transition to a higher-level master’s degree program if interested.

The inaugural cohort of students will begin classes this Fall. Applications are due by July 15, 2021. For more information go to the Department of Quantitative Health Sciences website.