Students who pursue the doctoral program in clinical and translational sciences will enter grounded in a substantive research area and will be prepared to integrate data from multiple disciplines, have strong communication and computational skills and be sufficiently flexible to easily move among different projects and research venues.
The general curriculum provides a strong foundation in fundamental concepts while emphasizing aspects of research design and technology that are broadly applicable across disciplines in industrial, government and academic settings. A series of elective courses will then provide an advanced base of knowledge specific to the student’s area of interest.
This program also includes a rigorous interdisciplinary research component including directed research and dissertation hours.
Currently, the general curriculum is open only to VCU scholars-researchers.