Patient-Oriented Research Practicum

The UF MD-PhD Practicum has enjoyed strong faculty leadership and mentorship by experienced clinical investigators since 2010. Our Practicum Director is Coy Heldermon, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine (Oncology).

The morning sessions include: Introduction to Resources at UF Health Science Center (HSC) and UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI). Practical considerations for clinical study design are explained through case studies. Ethical and regulatory considerations are introduced.

The remainder of the time is spent developing an idea for a Patient-Oriented Clinical Research Study supervised by Dr. Heldermon. Projects since 2010 are shown in the following table:

MD-PhD Clinical Research Practicum Projects (’10 – ’18)

MD-PhD Clinical Research Practicum Projects (’10 – ’18)