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CREST Program Admission Requirements

Applicants must read and understand the descriptions and objectives of the courses, review the course start and end dates, and review the overall program goals. Applicants must also agree to commit to attending at least 70% of the classes for each course, and completing the majority of the homework.



To apply for CREST (Clinical Research Enhancement through Supplemental Training), candidates will need to complete and submit the online CREST Program application.

The following  must also be included: Required Supplemental Documents For All Applicants:

  • Statement of Purpose: please explain your specific research interests and goals, your individual strengths and what makes you a good candidate for this program, why you want to be in the program, and how it will assist you in achieving your career goals.
  • Three Letters of Recommendation:  recommendation letters must come from the recommender not the applicant. Choose recommenders who know your skills and abilities, and can speak to why you are a good candidate for the program.
  • Unofficial copies of academic records: if your educational background is not MD, a copy of all undergraduate and graduate courses work/transcripts must accompany your submission. You could upload it with your application or email it as attachment or fax to 858-534-9168
  • Current resume or C.V.



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