The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Investigation (CI) is a 16-credit certificate program for young investigators committed to pursuing academic careers in clinical research. Students will gain knowledge in the core competencies of clinical research and investigation, such as study design, research implementation, statistical approaches, responsible conduct of research, scientific communication and literature critique, and leadership and community engagement. Three different tracks have been developed for the certificate: clinical investigation, translational medicine, and genetics/genomics.

On average, scholars complete the certificate requirements within one to two years. All course work must be successfully completed within five years from the start of the first course. Credits cannot be transferred into the CI program.

The evening course format allows for full- or part-time enrollment that can accommodate clinical schedules for students at any point during their careers.