NextGen Training Program
Clinical Research Scholars Program (CRSP)
Overview of the Training Program and Environment
The primary objective of the CRSP is to train a cadre of oral health scientists interested in academic careers that focus on conducting clinical and/or translational research in a multidisciplinary setting. The CRSP is recruiting well-qualified individuals with: a DDS/DMD or equivalent; a DDS/DMD who are currently beginning an advanced dental education program, a DDS/DMD who already possess a dental specialty certificate or MS degree, or individuals who have recently graduated with a DDS/DMD, advanced dental education certificate, or a PhD who seek to learn clinical research methods.
Fellows will learn how to interact with basic scientists and individuals from other disciplines in conducting clinical research. Applicants can choose to take one of two options:
- If you are a clinician without an MS or PhD degree, you may choose the Master's in Science in Clinical Research (MSCR) degree, which requires a minimum of 36 semester hours of credit, is designed as a two-year program. Or,
- If you are a clinician with an MS or PhD or are enrolling in a Dentistry MS specialty degree program, you may choose The Translational and Clinical Research Curriculum (TCRC).
- Either option would include additional NextGen experiences that include:
- Leadership training experiences
- The NextGen monthly Interdisciplinary Journal Club, and
- Periodic NextGen Interdisciplinary Retreats with other NextGen trainees.
For More Information, Contact:
Dr. Steven Offenbacher
Telephone: (919) 537-3205