Training Resources and Opportunities

Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research (MICHR) is dedicated to enabling clinical and translational research in order to improve the lives of individuals and their communities. This group provides engaging and effective multidisciplinary education and effective mentoring that has increased the number of high quality and clinical translational investigators across a broad career spectrum. This program offers courses and workshops as well as a Masters of Science in Clinical Research.

The Child Health Evaluation and Research (CHEAR) Center is one of the largest health services research centers that focuses on children. The CHEAR Center is a multidisciplinary health services research unit based in the Department of Pediatrics that brings together faculty from multiple subspecialties and institutes across the University of Michigan. Though interdisciplinary collaboration, the CHEAR Center addresses the most pressing child health issues focusing on the structure, function and financing of the health care system for children; the governmental programs designed to improve children’s health; health disparities; and the interface between health and social welfare program. The CHEAR center offers educational seminars as well as a two year training program, Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship during which fellows can pursue a master’s degree.

The University of Michigan School of Public Health offers the On Job/On Campus Master's Degree in Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis. This program provides means for those interested in clinical research to develop expertise in research design and statistical analysis. It is designed to improve the quality of clinical research and address the shortage of people with clinical expertise who are trained in quantitative research methods.

Fellows with an interest in health professions education may apply to the University of Michigan Medical School’s Master of Health Professions Education program. The program prepares practicing professionals to become scholarly educator-leaders. This innovative program provides foundational knowledge and skills across five core domains: theories of teaching and learning; teaching practice; assessment and evaluation; research and scholarship; and leadership. The highly individualized curriculum is based upon competency areas essential to the development of proficient scholars and future educator-leaders in the health sciences.

University of Michigan Medical School Global REACH (Research, Education and Collaboration in Health) facilitates and supports health research, education and collaboration among University of Michigan Medical School faculty, students and global partners worldwide.

For fellows with a strong interest in education, the Medical Education Scholars Program (MESP) provides an opportunity to study and apply principles of medical education in depth. This 9-month program is designed for medical school faculty and fellows to develop as leaders in medical education. Skills emphasized include educational leadership, teaching and scholarship.

The Patient Safety and Quality Leadership Scholars Program (PASQUAL) is a good fit for fellows with an interest in quality improvement and patient safety. The program provides an academic and applied foundation in principles and methods for improving the quality and safety of patient care. Participants acquire skills in quality and safety leadership, teaching and scholarship. Throughout the program, there is opportunity to develop and implement a hands-on project to practice safety and quality techniques.

The University of Michigan Clinical Simulation Center (CSC) provides an innovative instructional environment and learning laboratory with challenging immersive simulation training. The CSC plays an integral role in leading change through innovative and effective education and establishing assessment methodologies in clinical care. Researchers at CSC represent multiple departments and specialty practices, which provides the Center with breadth and depth in its assessment of simulation technologies for diverse and variable medical applications.