Other Training Opportunities

Masters in Health and Health Services Research

               The University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School offers a 1 year course in Health and Health Services Research (M.Sc.) as part of the Institute for Health Policy and Innovation (IHPI) Clinical Scholars Program.  Students participate in 3 days of class per week with courses such as Research Design and Analysis, Leadership and Career Development, Research on Health Care Delivery, Financing and Policy and Social and Cultural Aspects of Health.  Students also complete research practica under the guidance of mentors within the pediatric hematology/oncology division or IHPI.  For more information, click here. (linked to ).  There may also be an opportunity for fellows to participate in the full 2 year Clinical Scholars Program.  For more information, click here.

Masters in Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis

The University of Michigan School Of Public Health offers a 2 year course in Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis with an opportunity for the participants to earn a masters degree (M.S.) at the end of the course.  The On Job/On Campus Program was developed in 1985 to provide a means for physicians, dentists, pharmacists, pharmacologists and others who are involved in clinical research to develop expertise in research design and statistical analysis while remaining in their existing employment.  Course curriculum is presented over 4 days each month over 18-20 months.  Fellows will complete a prospective clinical project which will be supervised by a mentor and an advisory team. For further information about the program click here.

Pediatric Coagulation Specialist Training Program

The Hemophilia and Coagulation Disorders Program at the University of Michigan, with support from the National Hemophilia Foundation Clinical Fellowship Grant Program, has made a commitment to provide a unique training experience to prepare hematology fellows for a career in hemostasis and thrombosis.  The U of M Hemophilia and Coagulation Disorders Program includes 2 Medical Directors (1 Adult and 1 Pediatric), 3 nurse specialists, comprehensive paramedical support staff (physical therapist, dental hygienist, social worker) a full-time clinic coordinators and a research coordinator.  It receives funding from the Centers for Disease Control and the Maternal Child Health Bureau and currently serves over 1100 patients with bleeding and thrombotic disorders. Clinical and research faculty members at the U of M (including Paula Bockenstedt, MD, David Ginsburg, MD, Randal J. Kaufman, PhD, Steven Pipe, MD) have made major contributions to the molecular understanding of hemostasis and thrombosis.  These individuals have the skills and complimentary interests to provide a superb training environment. Tracks with two different emphases are available: (1) On the Clinical Emphasis Track, under the supervision of the Pediatric and/or Adult Medical Director, the trainee will participate in inpatient and outpatient consultations for coagulation issues in both adult and pediatric patients, will spend 2 days/week in the outpatient clinics within the hemophilia treatment center, will become familiar with the day-to-day activities of the clinical coagulation laboratory (observing, performing and interpreting assays under supervision of the clinical laboratory director), and will develop a clinical research project in coagulation disorders or participate in an existing project.  (2) Fellows may also select a Basic Research Track, making a one- or preferably two-year commitment to a basic science lab under the mentoring of one of the research faculty involved in hemostasis and thrombosis research.  This would be a full-time commitment to the laboratory, except for participation in outpatient coagulation clinics (no more than 1 day per week).  Eligible candidates include physicians who have completed training from an accredited residency program who have either (a) completed one year of clinical training in PHO at The University of Michigan and wish to fulfill research training requirements with an emphasis on coagulation research, (b) completed at least 1 year of clinical training in either Pediatric or Adult Hematology-Oncology from an accredited fellowship program and desire further coagulation training, or (c) completed all fellowship training requirements but wish to obtain additional training as a coagulation specialist.  Although U.S. citizenship is not a requirement, appropriate immigration status for post-graduate training would be necessary.

Opportunities to Earn a Masters Degree During Fellowship

Our fellows have an opportunity to earn either a M.S. or M.P.H. degree during the second and third year of their fellowship training.

The University of Michigan School Of Public Health offers a 2 year course in Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis with an opportunity for the participants to earn a masters degree (M.S.) at the end of the course.  The On Job/On Campus Program was developed in 1985 to provide a means for physicians, dentists, pharmacists, pharmacologists and others who are involved in clinical research to develop expertise in research design and statistical analysis while remaining in their existing employment.  Course curriculum is presented over 4 days each month over 18-20 months.  Fellows will complete a prospective clinical project which will be supervised by a mentor and an advisory team. For further information about the program’s eligibility and tuition requirements click here.

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        Nor in the hands of a single doctor,

        But rather in the rewards realized from working together.

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