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About the Program

UC Irvine is launching its inaugural class of professionals pursuing the School of Medicine's new Master of Science Program in Biomedical and Translational Science (MS-BATS). A few seats are still available for classes starting in September 2015.

Designed to address the nation's acute need for clinical researchers, the program brings together a strong interdisciplinary team of faculty at UC Irvine to teach doctors and scientists how to turn basic and clinical research into improved patient care.

The program is aimed at:

  • Junior faculty in clinical departments
  • MD fellows
  • MD residents
  • Fourth-year medical students
  • Practicing physicians

It may also be of interest to others with a solid basic science foundation who wish to develop the skills needed to conduct scientifically sound clinical research. It may be appropriate as well for those with doctoral preparation in other disciplines who are interested in clinical research.