KL2 Clinical Scholars Master's Degree Program
Overview of the KL2 Clinical Scholars Program
The KL2 Clinical Scholars program is a training experience designed to prepare physician-scientists and select doctoral level PhD investigators for independent careers in clinical and patient-oriented translational research. The program leads to a Master's degree in Clinical and Translational Research. The program is funded in part by a KL2 grant from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is linked to the University's Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA). In addition, some Clinical Scholars are funded from Rockefeller University endowment funds; these Clinical Scholars do not have to meet the NIH citizenship requirements. Those individuals who demonstrate superior performance during the program will be eligible to extend their training in the Rockefeller University Graduate School as candidates for the PhD degree.
The program is designed to provide an optimal environment and mentoring structure for the Clinical Scholar to develop the experience and capabilities necessary to initiate an independent career as a patient-oriented and translational investigator.
The application process is not complete until the committee receives a letter from your proposed mentor recommending your appointment and indicating both the human subjects project you will work on and your mentor's and your plan for your career development.
If you have already selected a mentor, please ask your mentor to send the letter.
If you do not have a mentor but have identified potential mentors on http://www.rockefeller.edu/research/faculty/labheads/, please contact the potential mentors directly to discuss the possibility of your joining their lab. If you want additional information about potential mentors, contact Dr. Coller at Barry.Coller@rockefeller.edu.
Your application is considered complete when we have received the completed application form, the required application materials, two letters of reference, and the mentor's letter. The Search Committee will not review incomplete applications.