Patient-Centered Research

College

  • Center City Campus
  • College of Life Sciences

Degree Earned

  • Certificate

Program Length
1 year

Program Type

  • On Campus

Prerequisites
Scientific/Medical Background
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The Graduate Certificate in Patient-Centered Research is designed to train students in the principles and methods of patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) and comparative effectiveness research (CER). Students in the Program may come from clinical or scientific backgrounds.

Application Process & Deadlines

Applications for our Graduate Certificate Programs are considered on a rolling admissions basis throughout the year, and newly matriculated students may begin coursework in any academic term. 

A decision is typically reached one to two weeks from the time the application is complete. 

Applications are now available. 

Deadline: Rolling admissions, all semesters 

Application Requirements and Instructions

Program Overview

Investigators trained in patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) and comparative-effectiveness research (CER) are needed to carry out studies that improve health outcomes and reduce health disparities in society. This research is conducted at academic health centers, in healthcare systems, in the pharmaceutical industry and in the private sector and is funded by agencies such as Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).

The Graduate Certificate Program in Patient Centered Research is designed to train students in the principles and methods of patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) and comparative effectiveness research (CER). Students in the program may come from clinical or scientific backgrounds.

Program Outcomes

The objectives of this certificate are to educate and train the next generation of health service researchers in the principles and methods of:

  • Patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR)
  • Comparative effectiveness research (CER)

Persons with an undergraduate degree who want to expand their knowledge base and career opportunities in patient-centered research should consider this certificate. Students may come from clinical or scientific backgrounds. Faculty, medical fellows and residents and employees engaged in basic, clinical and translational research would benefit from this training.

This certificate introduces students to the methods associated with comparative effectiveness research and patient-centered outcomes research. It would be relevant for individuals who want to be involved in patient-centered research, either as an investigator or a team member. No thesis research is required for the certificate.

Curriculum