DMD/MS in Clinical and Translational Science
If you are interested in conducting research and transferring clinical skills from "bench to the bedside," "study to practice," and "practice to policy," then you should consider UIC's DMD/MS in Clinical and Translational Science joint degree program.
Through didactic coursework, a series of workshops and seminars, and a mentored research project, the joint DMD/MS CTS helps build a new generation of dental faculty and clinical investigators focused on teaching evidence-based dentistry and improving patient health through research. Graduates of the DMD/MS CTS program are ready to enter and capitalize on specialty programs that provide research opportunities combined with clinical training.
Interested dental students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, preferably no later than May 1 of their first year in the DMD program (D1 year). Dental students choosing the joint program should be dedicated to the goals of both programs and of high academic talent to accomplish the goals and demands of the joint program. The program will typically require only one year beyond the commitment for the DMD degree.
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School-Wide Core Requirements (26 semester hours)
- BSTT 400 – Biostatistics I (4 semester hours)
- EPID 403 – Introduction to Epidemiology: Principles and Methods (3 semester hours)
- IPHS 520 – Public Health Frameworks for Researchers (3 semester hours)
- IPHS 598 – Research in the Public Health Sciences – MS (16 semester hours)
Divisional Core Requirements (12 semester hours)
- BHIS 509 – Informatics for the Clinical Investigator (3 semester hours)
- BSTT 401 – Biostatistics II (4 semester hours)
- HPA 522 – Public Health Research Design and Methods (3 semester hours)
- HPA 526 – Leadership and Diversity in Clinical Research (2 semester hours)
- HPA 590 – Grant Writing (1 semester hour)
- GC 501 – Scientific Integrity and Responsible Research (1 semester hour)
Electives (6 semester hours)
All students must complete a minimum of 6 semester hours of electives selected from across disciplines at UIC. With input from their advisor and mentor, students will choose appropriate electives that are tailored to their unique backgrounds, skill levels, areas of interest, research focus, and future goals. At least 9 semester hours must be 500-level courses excluding thesis or independent study.