Masters degrees in clinical research

Monday, September 15, 2014

There are many types of masters degrees in the area of clinical research. Let's take a look at some of these:

The NIH-Duke Master's Program in Clinical Research is a collaboration between the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center and Duke University Medical Center. This collaborative training program between the NIH Clinical Center and the Duke University School of Medicine provides formalized academic training in the quantitative and methodological principles of clinical research for health professionals at the NIH. Designed primarily for physicians who are training for careers in clinical research, the program offers formal courses in research design, research management, medical genomics, and statistical analysis. Courses for this program are offered at the Clinical Center by means of video-conferencing from Duke or on-site by adjunct faculty.

In NJ at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, you can pursue a Masters of Science in Clinical Trial Sciences. This program is housed within the Department of Health Informatics in the Rutger's School of Health Related Professions. It is a 36 academic credit program consisting of a 9 credit core along with 27 credits of specialization courses and electives. The core curriculum is specifically designed to be broad enough in its scope to prepare students to work in a variety of job roles related to clinical trials. The content of the core includes the design, initiation, and monitoring of clinical drug trials, federal and international regulations governing drug development, ethics in clinical trials, and a graduate project individualized to the students’ interest and job responsibilities.

Temple University offers a Master of Science in Clinical Research and Translational Medicine through a collaboration between the College of Health Professions and Social Work and the School of Medicine.

The University of Maryland School of Medicine offers a Master of Science in Clinical Research which is a track in the Master of Science program in Epidemiology. It is designed specifically to meet the needs of the clinician or clinician-in-training by providing a combination of course work and research experiences needed for a successful career in clinical investigation. The curriculum provides students with a thorough understanding of clinical research methodology, biostatistics, and research ethics and will provide participants with the necessary skills to conduct independent clinical research, to teach, and to mentor others.

Washington University offers a Master of Science in Clinical Research Management. This program is designed for experienced professionals working in academic research centers or private industry who seek greater depth and breadth of study in the science and business of clinical research. The Master of Science in Clinical Research Management is awarded by University College, the evening and continuing education division of Arts & Sciences. The program is offered in collaboration with the Washington University School of Medicine, and more specifically, the Center for Applied Research Sciences and the Institute of Clinical & Translational Sciences.

Interested in an online master's degree in clinical research?

Drexel offers an MS in Clinical Research for Health Professionals. The MS in Clinical Research for Health Professionals is designed for health professionals interested in pursuing careers in clinical research. Coursework from the Clinical Research Organization and Management program is combined with mentored research activities conducted at the student’s home institution or company.

Arizona State University offers an online Master of Science in Clinical Research Management. This program is for health care professionals nationally and internationally for advanced education as clinical research professionals in the diverse and complex clinical research industry.

Job Posting: Medical Legal Consultant

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Job Posting: Medical Legal Consultant
MediPro Solutions LLC (Boulder, Colorado)

MediPro Solutions is actively seeking licensed and board certified physicians to serve as medical legal consultants and expert witnesses in all specialties. Physician experts serve to assist defense and plaintiff attorneys with the medical aspects of their cases. You must be actively seeing patients at least part time. This is a great way to supplement your income or begin a transition out of clinical medicine.

Learn more and apply here.

Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

What does leadership mean to you? How do you demonstrate your expertise in leadership when you're applying for a new job?

Brown University offers an Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership.

The Brown University Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership prepares leaders to transform healthcare. This 16-month intensive degree program is designed for clinicians, executives, and senior administrators who have significant responsibility in the healthcare industry; including those from health care delivery, public health, drug and product manufacturing, health care consulting, health management systems, insurance, patient advocacy, and from legal, policy and regulatory settings. It is a blend of on-campus and online learning that allows participants to work full time while pursuing an advanced degree.

Graduates can apply for 25 CME credits directly through the American Medical Association. Perhaps this could mean that you can apply some of your CME budget towards this degree program. Learn more about the Brown University Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership.

Job Posting: Director, Medical Operations @ Global Rescue

Monday, August 11, 2014

Job Posting: Director, Medical Operations
Global Rescue

Global Rescue is a worldwide provider of integrated medical, security, intelligence and crisis response services to corporations, governments, and consumers. Founded in 2004 in partnership with Johns Hopkins Medicine, Global Rescues unique operational model provides best-in-class services that identify, monitor, and respond to threats and emergencies. Global Rescue has provided medical, security, and evacuation support to clients during every globally significant crisis of the last decade, including: the Arab Spring; the Japanese tsunami; the Haitian earthquake; Georgias invasion by Russia; and the Mumbai terrorist attacks. Global Rescue maintains redundant Operations Centers and office facilities in Boston, Massachusetts, Lebanon, New Hampshire; Islamabad, Pakistan; and Bangkok, Thailand. For more information, please see

-Lead medical operations teams providing medical
evacuations, consultations and telemedicine worldwide with
Global Rescues Associate Medical Directors and Johns
Hopkins Medicine
-Manage and lead global teams of medical personnel
-Develop strategy and implement policies, training and
-Build and implement budgets, expense tracking and
departmental/regional financial management
-Manage and lead crisis response operations and consulting
projects for clients and strategic partners
-Liaise with leadership, clients, vendors, hospitals, and
-Manage the research and maintenance of operations and
client medical databases
-Represent the company with existing and potential clients
-Travel domestically and internationally

Learn more and apply here.

2014 Fall Institute - American College of Physician Executives

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Don't miss the 2014 Fall Institute - American College of Physician Executives (ACPE).

Nov 14-18 in Scottsdale, AZ

ACPE is offering a wide range of courses for physician leaders who want to gain additional skills to be more effective in their roles as leaders, administrators, and executives. Here are some of the courses you'll find:
  • Authentic Leadership Development
  • Science of High Reliability
  • Leading and Managing Strategic Change
  • Successful Career Transitions: Taking Charge of Change
  • Physician in Management Seminar
  • Integrated Health Systems Series
  • Three Faces of Quality
Learn more and register here.

Interested in a career in journalism?

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

What do you know about journalism? Medical journalism can be a very enjoyable career and it's very different from traditional journalism. To learn more, you can join the Association of Health Care Journalists.

There is also an upcoming Evisors webinar on Aug 6 at 12 pm ET about "Careers in Journalism" and it might be worth exploring. You can learn more about journalism and how to break into the field.

Job Posting: Medical Guidelines Physician

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Job Posting: Medical Guidelines Physician
MCG formerly known as Milliman Care Guidelines

Physician Editor

Translate your clinical, research, and medical management skills into a new full-time career at MCG (Formerly Milliman Care Guidelines). You will join our team of clinicians to produce evidence-based guidelines that help improve quality of care in ambulatory and inpatient settings. The position requires a minimum of seven years of clinical experience; familiarity with health services research, evidence-based medicine, and critical appraisal techniques; strong writing skills; and excellent clinical judgment. Ability to work with a variety of software tools/applications is required. Advanced degree (MPH, MBA, or similar) with other research, academic/administrative, business/consulting, or payer experience a plus.

Our work environment is fast-paced, highly compensated, and supported by strong technology. We offer an exciting opportunity for those who enjoy clinical medicine, but seek system-wide impact. MCG places strong emphasis on employee development, continued education, and teamwork with excellent growth opportunities. This is a home-based position.

Learn more about this job here.

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