Advanced Degree Options

Advanced degree options are available. Currently, we are unable to fund training for all fellows. However, each year the department allows new fellows to apply for funding for one of these training pathways. Fellows have the opportunity to pursue a graduate degree or certificate in one of the following programs:

Post-Graduate Program in Translational Biomedicine
One of a few such clinical graduate programs in the U.S., the GPTB trains scientists in the principles and techniques of scholarly, patient-oriented research, including epidemiological and translational research and clinical trials. The GPTB has attracted a stellar team of trainees from a multitude of diverse disciplines and backgrounds, and has proven unparalleled in providing a strong, interdisciplinary core curriculum and expansive cutting edge research opportunities and mentoring.

College of Public Health
Iowa's COPH helps society respond to new and emerging threats, as well as other long-standing public health concerns, including air and water quality, aging, cancer, health care quality and services, obesity, tobacco, and substance abuse.

Masters in Clinical Investigation 
A 2-year interdisciplinary program designed for post-doctoral fellows and junior faculty from the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, and Pharmacy pursuing careers in clinical research. This program is supported by Iowa’s NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award and provides a structured didactic curriculum in research methods in the context of a mentored research experience.

Masters in Medical Education
A 2-year program coordinated through the Office of Consultation and Research in Medical Education (OCRME). The program requires the completion of 30 semester hours and is designed for post-doctoral fellows and junior faculty from the Colleges of Medicine wishing to pursue careers in medical education. The program includes all facets of medical education, including the practice and principles of educational research