The KL2 Clinical Scholars program is a three year training experience designed to prepare physician-scientists and select doctoral level PhD investigators for independent careers in clinical and patient-oriented translational research. The program leads to a Master’s degree in Clinical and Translational Research. The program is funded in part by a KL2 grant from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is linked to the University’s Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA).
Applicants must have a research or health professional doctoral degree or its equivalent. Degrees from other fields will be considered on a case by case basis.
Applicants from underrepresented racial/ethnic minority (African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Pacific Islanders) and disadvantaged backgrounds and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applicants to the Clinical Scholars Program must meet the following criteria to be eligible for consideration for appointment in a Rockefeller University Laboratory.
Valid New York State medical license or eligibility for a limited permit.
Credentials suitable for appointment to The Rockefeller University Hospital.
Commitment to performing a human subjects study at The Rockefeller University Hospital to examine important biomedical questions under investigation in their host laboratory.
Training in Advanced Cardiac Life Support.
The application process includes both the completion of the on-line application http://scholarapplication.rockefeller.edu, including letters of reference, and a letter from the proposed mentor recommending the Scholar’s appointment and indicating both the human subjects project the Scholar will work on and the Scholar’s and mentor’s joint plan for the Scholar’s career development.
Scholar applicants are encouraged to identify potential mentors by reviewing the Rockefeller Laboratory Heads at http://www.rockefeller.edu/research/faculty/labheads/. Scholars should contact the potential mentor directly to discuss the possibility of joining the mentor’s lab. For additional information about potential mentors, Scholar applicants can contact Dr. Coller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications are considered complete when we have received the completed application form, the required application materials, two letters of reference, and the mentor’s letter. The Search Committee will not review incomplete applications.
About The Rockefeller University KL2 Clinical Scholars Master's Degree Program
At the Rockefeller University Hospital, scientists link lab bench to bedside, conducting clinical research that would be difficult to carry out anywhere else. The hospital is a key component of the university’s Center for Clinical and Translational Science, serving as a focal point of translational research on campus.