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 Research Resources (NCRR) 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.