Clinical Research (Graduate Group)

Valentina Medici, M.D., M.A.S, Chairperson of the Group

Group Office. CTSC, 2921 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95817; 916-703-9110


Graduate Study. Graduate Group in Clinical Research (GGCR) is an interdisciplinary graduate group in clinical research with a Master of Advanced Study degree in Clinical Research. The GGCR provides a solid clinical/translational, patient-oriented research foundation for junior faculty, clinical and pre-clinical fellows, and post-doctoral scholars. The program centers around three core elements: didactic instruction, mentored research, and special experiences.

Mandatory course work includes biostatistics, epidemiology, patient-oriented research, health services research, data management/informatics, scientific communication, research management, research ethics and career development. The instruction includes a 6-8 -week summer curriculum followed by a one- or two-year core curriculum and electives that can be tailored to best meet each scholar’s career development needs.

Degree Offered.  M.A.S. Plan II

Degree Requirements can be found at