FELLOWSHIP IN CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH ETHICS CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
The Fellowship in Clinical and Translational Research Ethics (CTRE) program was created as part of the CTRE Core of the South Carolina Clinical and Translational Research Institute (SCTR). The program is designed to provide health professionals who are interested in clinical research ethics with sufficient background in that discipline to warrant special recognition in the form of a Certificate in Clinical and Translational Research Ethics. Please click here for a short informational video.
Fellowship application protocol: Health professionals who are interested in applying to the Fellowship Program must submit an application. Interested parties must apply before the drop-add date (by end-of-business Thursday before drop/add Friday) in the fall or spring semester. Those wishing to obtain academic credit for the courses that comprise the Fellowship must register for them through the MUSC Registrar’s Office. All Fellows must finish on time all courses in which they are enrolled.
Full-time students who register for credit do not have to pay additional tuition. Part-time students who wish to register for academic credit must pay additional tuition for these courses. Full-time and part-time students and non-student personnel of MUSC who do not want academic credit can register for the Fellowship solely through the Institute of Human Values in Health Care Office (not the Registrar’s Office) without paying tuition. All others must pay tuition and register through both the Registrar’s Office and the Institute of Human Values in Health Care Office.
The Fellowship can be completed in one year or two. Those who elect to take the two-year track must complete ETH750 and ETH 789 the first year and ETH 738 and ETH 705 the second year. (See Table)
|Semester||1 Year Track||2 Year Track|
|Spring 1||ETH 789|
|Fall 2||N/A||ETH 738|
Academic credit students: Each course must be completed in the semester in which it was registered. If not completed on time, a status of “Incomplete” will be submitted to the registrars office. At the end of the following semester, the grade of incomplete will be changed to the merit grade that fits the level of work completed for the course. A grade of 3.0 (B) or better is required for certificate credit.
Non-academic credit students: Each course must be completed in the semester in which it was registered. If not completed on time, the course must be restarted when it is available next.
Using a variety of instructional methods, these courses will give the fellow a broad and deep background in research ethics, sufficient to earn special recognition in the form of a Certificate. The Program covers all clinical and translational research ethics competencies. Members of the MUSC family who complete the Fellowship program are offered membership in the MUSC Institute of Human Values in Health Care and the CTRE Consultation Service (a service of the MUH Ethics Committee).
The Faculty of the Fellowship in CTRE Certificate Program comprises a wide variety of health care professionals at MUSC who are dedicated to providing the best possible program. With their expertise, the program boasts a broad spectrum of specialties.