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Dr. Claire Clark

Director of Admissions

Center for Clinical & Translational Science

College of Medicine

800 Rose St. Rm C-300

Lexington, KY 40536-0293

Program website

859-257-3513

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  The Department of Behavioral Science in the College of Medicine, in affiliation with the University of Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science, offers a Ph.D., M.S., and graduate certificate program in Clinical and Translational Science (CTS). The academic discipline focuses on acceleration of the translation of basic science advances to tangible improvements in public health. This interdisciplinary program is designed to expand research career opportunities for exceptional professionals with terminal professional health care degrees (e.g., physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, public health professionals).

Doctoral Application Requirements

Is a CV Required? Yes
Additional Instructions for CV If you are affiliated with one of the Center for Clinical and Translational Science's training or career development program (e.g. T32/TL1, KL2, etc), please include this information on your CV.
Is a personal statement required? No
Additional instructions for personal statement: Rather than providing a traditional personal statement, please upload a document with responses to each of the following questions. Write each question completely before providing your answer beneath it.

Please answer each of the questions in your own words. Your answers will be evaluated on the basis of both content and demonstrated writing ability.

1. In your own words, please compare and contrast Clinical and Translational Science with Basic Science.

2. How do your research interests align with Clinical and Translational Science?

3. Why are you pursuing graduate study in Clinical and Translational Science? Why are you pursuing this particular track of graduate study (e.g. Certificate, MSMS, or PhD) in Clinical and Translational Science?

4. What are your professional goals and how will education in Clinical and Translational Science help you to reach those goals?

5. Please provide a semester-by-semester timeline for completing the requirements for the CTS program to which you are applying. Indicate which courses you will take each semester, when you plan to sit for your qualifying examinations, and when you plan to submit your dissertation. If you have already taken CTS courses, indicate which courses you have taken and when. (See here for the program requirements for the PhD: https://behavioralscience.med.uky.edu/bscience-phd-clinical-translational-science)

6. In 250-500 words, provide a research question in which you are interested and then describe the Clinical and Translational Science methods you would use to answer that research question.

7. Please provide the names, departmental affiliations, and email addresses of your Clinical and Translational Science research mentors below. These individuals should have agreed to serve as your mentors prior to submitting this application.

a. Your primary mentor:
Department:
Email address:

b. Your mentor with a primary appointment in the Department of Behavioral Science (Search here for a listing of options in the department):
Department:
Email address:

c. The proposed chair of your graduate committee:
Department:
Email address:
Is a writing sample required? No
Are other documents required? Yes, transcripts from all institutions attended.
Does this program require applicants submit GRE Subject Test Scores?  No
Fall Deadline October 1
Spring Deadline May 1
Summer Admission No
How many letters of recommendation will your application require? Two.
Additional instructions for letters of recommendation: 1. If the applicant is in a residency or fellowship program, a letter from the residency/fellowship director is required.

If the applicant is a faculty member, a letter from his or her division or department chair is required.

2. In addition to a letter from the residency/fellowship director or department chair, a letter from the applicant's primary research mentor (e.g., dissertation committee chair) is required.

MS in Medical Science- Clinical & Translational Science Pathway

Is a CV Required? Yes
Additional Instructions for CV If you are affiliated with one of the Center for Clinical and Translational Science's training or career development program (e.g. T32/TL1, KL2, etc), please include this information on your CV.
Is a personal statement required? Yes
Additional instructions for personal statement:

Rather than providing a traditional personal statement, please upload a document with responses to each of the following questions. Write each question completely before providing your answer beneath it.

Please answer each of the questions in your own words. Your answers will be evaluated on the basis of both content and demonstrated writing ability.

1. In your own words, please compare and contrast Clinical and Translational Science with Basic Science.

2. How do your research interests align with Clinical and Translational Science?

3. Why are you pursuing graduate study in Clinical and Translational Science? Why are you pursuing this particular track of graduate study (e.g. Certificate, MSMS, or PhD) in Clinical and Translational Science?

4. What are your professional goals and how will education in Clinical and Translational Science help you to reach those goals?

5. Please provide a semester-by-semester timeline for completing the requirements for the CTS program to which you are applying. Indicate which courses you will take each semester and when you plan to sit for your examination or submit your thesis. If you have already taken CTS courses, indicate which courses you have taken and when.

(See here for the program requirements for the MSMS-CTS Pathway: https://behavioralscience.med.uky.edu/bscience-ms-medical-science-clinical-translational-science-pathway)

6. Please name the proposed Chair of your graduate committee, his/her department, and email.

Name:
Department:
Email address:

Is a writing sample required? No
Are other documents required? Yes, transcripts from all institutions attended.
Does this program require applicants submit GRE Subject Test Scores? No
Fall Deadline October 1
Spring Deadline May 1
How many letters of recommendation will your application require? Two
Additional instructions for letters of recommendation 1. If the applicant is in a residency or fellowship program, a letter from the residency/fellowship director is required.

If the applicant is a faculty member, a letter from his or her division or department chair is required.

2. In addition to the letter from the residency/ fellowship director or department chair, a letter from the applicant's primary research mentor (e.g., thesis committee chair) is required.

Director of Graduate Studies

Dr. Hannah knudsen
Robert Straus Behavioral Science Laboratory
(859) 323-3947

Graduate School Admissions Officer

Vivian Bowling

201A Gillis Building
859-257-4619
vivian.bowling@uky.edu


Contact

Dr. Claire Clark

Director of Admissions

Center for Clinical & Translational Science

College of Medicine

800 Rose St. Rm C-300

Lexington, KY 40536-0293

859-257-3513

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