Advanced Postgraduate Program in Clinical Investigation (APPCI)
Call for Applications
The UF CTSI is now accepting applications for Summer/Fall 2013 APPCI admission.
Application Deadline: 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Email all application documents as a single searchable PDF file no larger than 4MB to:
Eve Johnson, M.A., Program Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Potential candidates are encouraged to contact the program with any questions:
- Eve Johnson, MA, Program Coordinator (email@example.com, 352-273-9307)
The Advanced Postgraduate Program in Clinical Investigation (APPCI) is a two-year mentored training program for faculty and senior trainees in the health sciences who have a passion to pursue clinical/ translational research as a major component of their careers. APPCI requirements are designed to provide individuals with sufficient research experience, didactic knowledge and publishable research outcomes to be competitive for a K-level or equivalent mentored research award.
APPCI Scholars receive tuition for core coursework and for up to 30 credit hours total (including core courses) toward a Master of Science with a concentration in clinical/ translational science. The APPCI also provides oversight of course and research progress by the APPCI Advisory Committee, review of grant applications, an initial consultation with CTSI-affiliated statisticians, and opportunities for collaboration with other research scholars. We encourage participants with interest in all aspects of clinical/ translational research (from bench to bedside to community).
APPCI is offered to individuals who are eligible for the next level of extramural funding (e.g., NIH, ADA, NSF, JDF, AHA, etc.) through mentored or other investigator-initiated awards and who demonstrate commitment of faculty employment from their departments.
Individuals admitted into APPCI who have not taken a standardized pre-professional aptitude test for entry into U.S. professional schools (e.g., MCAT, DAT, PCAT), or who have not completed an academic or professional degree in the U.S., will be required to take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) before being formally admitted to a master’s degree program. APPCI courses may be taken while the individual is preparing for the GRE. The TOEFL or equivalent may also be required.
APPCI Scholars must meet the following program requirements:
- Completion of a research project within the two-year timeframe of APPCI participation
- Project must be developed with a primary mentor, with support and feasibility from within the primary mentor’s current research portfolio
- Project should be designed as a pilot project for K-level funding
- Project must be clinical/translational in focus
- Mentorship by experienced clinical/translational researchers with a record of independent grant funding
- Primary mentor is required to have current extramural funding
- Mentors should have expertise in the area(s) of proposed APPCI research
- Mentors should have an existing funded research portfolio upon which the applicant’s research project can be built
- Enrollment in the Master of Science in Clinical and Translational Science (MS-CTS) program, which is a 30-credit-hour master’s program with a required thesis
- 20 hours per week dedicated time from department/division to pursue MS coursework and research, and to attend other Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) multidisciplinary workshops and seminars
- Participation in the CTSI Practicum
- Submission of two manuscripts based on APPCI research project by the end of year two
- Attendance and presentation at the annual CTSI Research Day
- Completion of semester progress reports
Current APPCI Scholars
Meet our APPCI Scholars.