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CCTS applications to begin in July are accepted through May 15. 

Before you begin, it will be helpful to gather the following documents and information. Apply Now!

  • Application Supplement (online)
  • 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 (online)
  • Supervisor Agreement/Approval (online)
  • CRAI Assessment (online)

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

Email (preferred):  SOMREO@salud.unm.edu with CCTS Application – YOUR FULL NAME in the Subject

The CTS Certificate program is open to students seeking a graduate degree in a basic science, public health, medical, clinical, engineering or social science discipline (M.D., Ph.D., Pharm.D., Sc.D., and M.P.H.). Individuals who have already completed graduate training in these areas and are receiving additional training at UNM (i.e. post-doctoral and clinical fellows), or are currently employed at UNM as junior faculty, are eligible to participate. Admission standards include competitive standardized tests scores (i.e. MCAT, GRE) and strong academic records. Additionally, preference is given to applicants who exhibit ability to effect multi-modal communication with fellow learners, colleagues, instructors and other members of the health care and research communities. Finally, the one-year program schedule is intensive, so regular attendance and in-class participation is required.

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.

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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 Graduate Application through apply.unm.edu with "GCERT Clinical and Translational Science" as the Intended Field of Study
    • College/School: Health Sciences Center (non MD)
    • Department: Graduate Certificate Programs (SOM/HSC)
    • Program/Major: Clinical and Translational Science
    • Degree: GCERT Clinical and Translational Science
    • Interest: General (GCERT-CTS)
  • Application Supplement (online)
  • Official transcripts from every college/university attended will be required.
  • Curriculum Vitae or Biographical Sketch (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
  • 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 (online)
  • Supervisor Agreement/Approval (online)
  • CRAI Assessment (online)

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

Only complete applications will be considered.

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