CREST (Clinical Research Enhancement through Supplemental Training) program is targeted to researchers from all disciplines, particularly physicians enrolled in fellowship training or starting their academic career. The curriculum provides comprehensive coverage of all dimensions of clinical research while allowing scholars to spend the majority of their time in research and clinical activities.
*Please note that "Core Courses" are offered twice a year but you only need to take them once!
Epidemiology I (CLRE-251) - Winter or Summer - 2 units
Epidemiology II (CLRE-257) - Spring or Fall - 2 units
Patient-Oriented Research I (CLRE-250) - Summer or Winter - 2 units
Patient-Oriented Research II (CLRE-256) - Fall or Spring - 2 units
Biostatistics I (CLRE-253) - Winter or Summer - 2 units
Biostatistics II (CLRE-254) - Spring or Fall - 2 units
Health Services Research (CLRE-252) - Summer or Winter - 2 units
Data Management and Informatics (CLRE-255) - Fall or Spring - 2 units
Scientific Communication Skills (CLRE-259) - Winter - 2 units
CREST Certificate Electives:
Professional Development Seminar Series (CLRE-258):
Group Coaching - Summer - 2 units
Personal Development Skills - Winter - 2 units
Project Management - Spring - 2 units
Research Budgeting and project management - Fall - 2 units
must select one (2 unit) seminar from Professional Development Series above.
Total units required for CREST Certificate: 20
Total Units Required for MAS Degree = 40
Details of the Master’s Degree program curriculum can be found at the