MS-BATS Program



Two new clinical research training programs are getting under way at UC Irvine School of Medicine: the Master's of Science in Biomedical and Translational Science (MS-BATS) and the Certificate Program in Clinical Research.

MS-BATS is a flexible one- to two-year program designed to prepare physician scientists to conduct interdisciplinary clinical research. It is aimed at junior faculty in clinical departments, fellows, residents, medical students and physicians who are interested in developing the skills needed to conduct, interpret, evaluate and apply clinical research.

The MS-BATS may also be of interest to those with doctoral preparation in other disciplines who are interested in clinical research. The recent rising interest in evidence-based medicine, comparative effectiveness research and the science of quality assessment and improvement, make the MS-BATS program particularly timely.

For those not prepared to commit to the Master's degree program or who are interested in the fundamentals of clinical research training, several classes can be completed through UC Irvine extension. The four courses listed below, which form the core courses of the MS-BATS program, are taught by UC Irvine School of Medicine faculty, and will satisfy part of the requirements of the MS-BATS program should students desire. Upon completion of the following courses, students will receive a Certificate in Clinical Research through UC Irvine Extension:

  • Introduction to Medical Statistics
  • Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology and Medical Decision-Making
  • Design and Analysis of Clinical Research
  • Ethics in Clinical Research

We are pleased to be able to offer these programs to address the acute needs for clinical researchers trained to meet the increasingly sophisticated demands of the clinical research environment.

A new cohort of students is now forming for the Certificate in Clinical Research. Limited space is available.

For more information, contact Thuy Pham, 949-824-0095 or Marissa Saplala, 949-824-9041, about the MS-BATS or Jackie Badwah, 949-824-3413, about the Clinical Research Certificate.