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CCTS Application Information

2017 CCTS applications are now being accepted through due May 15, 2017. 

Before you begin, it may be helpful to gather the following documents and information.

  • Application Supplement
  • Curriculum Vitae or Biosketch (NIH Format)
  • Personal Statement outlining:
    • Prior relevant experience (personal, educational and/or professional)
    • Overall research interests and long term research/career goals
    • How your participation in this program will enable you to achieve your goals
    • How this program fits into your current training/employment requirements/goals
  • Letter of Recommendation referencing relevant research, academic, and professional work
  • Letter of Support from employer that outlines their support for your participation in this program, including 50% release time for 1 year (July – June) to attend class and complete required assignments
  • New Scholar Agreement Form 
  • Supervisor Agreement/Approval 
  • CRAI Assessment

All materials except the online application can be sent to the CCTS program by:

Email (preferred):  areber@salud.unm.edu with CCTS Application in the Subject

Fax: 505-272-2412

Mail: BREP Office - CCTS Application
          MSC08 4560
          1 University of New Mexico
          Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

photo: UNM HSC students in the pharmacy labCCTS Eligibility

Students must have:

  • Already completed doctoral-level training in the areas of basic science, public health, medical, clinical, engineering or social science (MD, PhD, PharmD, ScD, etc).
  • A strong interest in expanding their skills in Clinical and Translational research

Individuals who are receiving additional training at UNM (i.e. post-doctoral and clinical fellows), or those that are currently employed at UNM as junior faculty are strongly encouraged to apply. Students currently seeking a graduate degree in these areas may also be considered for admission, if space is available.

ANNOUNCEMENT: To all training grant applicants (institutional and individual) and Clinical Fellowship and Residency Program Directors: The Master of Science in Clinical Research and related Certificate programs are excellent opportunities to provide training to Clinical or Research Fellows and/or Junior Faculty. However, due to the limited space available and the increased interest and demand, a Letter of Institutional Support signed by Dr. Shiraz Mishra, MSCR/CCTS Program DIrector, must be obtained PRIOR to listing these training programs in any internal or external grant applications. Please contact the BREP office for more information.

photo: UNM HSC students in a labCCTS Application Instructions

Applications for the CCTS Certificate Program are accepted once per year for Summer Admission. Applications will begin being accepted in August (year prior to start), with a May 15 application deadline (year beginning program), for a program start in July.

A complete application requires the following items be completed:

  • UNM Application with "GCERT Clinical and Translational Science" as the Intended Field of Study
    Application Supplement
    • Official transcripts from every college/university attended will be required.
  • Curriculum Vitae or Biographical Sketch (NIH Format)
  • Personal Statement outlining:
    Letter of Recommendation
    • Prior relevant experience (personal, educational and/or professional)
    • Overall research interests and long term research/career goals
    • How your participation in this program will enable you to achieve your goals
    • How this program fits into your current training/employment requirements/goals
  • Letter of Support from employer (i.e. Department Chair/Program Director/Principal Investigator) that outlines their support for your participation in this program, including 50% release time for 1 year (July – June) to attend class and complete required assignments.
  • New Scholar Agreement Form 
  • Supervisor Agreement/Approval
  • CRAI Assessment

Space is limited; applying to the program early is strongly encouraged.

Only complete applications will be considered.

Photo: UNM HSC students in a labWhat to Expect in the CCTS Program

You will receive an email confirming the completion of your application once we have received all of the following items:

  • Completed Online Application
  • Application Supplement
  • Official transcripts
  • CV/Biographical Sketch
  • Personal Statement
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Letter of Support
  • New Student Agreement
  • Supervisor Agreement/Approval
  • CRAI Assessment