CREST Program Curriculum


CREST (Clinical Research Enhancement through Supplemental Training) program is targeted to researchers from all disciplines, particularly physicians enrolled in fellowship training or starting their academic career. The curriculum provides comprehensive coverage of all dimensions of clinical research while allowing scholars to spend the majority of their time in research and clinical activities.

*Please note that "Core Courses" are offered twice a year but you only need to take them once! 

Core curriculum:

Epidemiology I (CLRE-251) - Winter or Summer - 2 units

Epidemiology II (CLRE-257) - Spring  or Fall - 2 units

Patient-Oriented Research I (CLRE-250) - Summer or Winter - 2 units

Patient-Oriented Research II (CLRE-256) - Fall or Spring - 2 units

Biostatistics I (CLRE-253) - Winter or Summer - 2 units

Biostatistics II (CLRE-254) - Spring  or Fall - 2 units

Health Services Research (CLRE-252) - Summer or Winter - 2 units

Data Management and Informatics (CLRE-255) - Fall or Spring - 2 units


Electives: Required for Certificate

Scientific Communication Skills (CLRE-259) - Winter - 2 units

Research Budgeting and project management (CLRE-258)- Spring - 2 units  

Personal Development Skills (CLRE-258)- Fall - 2 units

 Total units required for CREST Certificate: 20

All applicants must select minimum of two seminars. “Scientific Communication Skills" is required. 

 Total Units Required for MAS Degree = 36