In an effort to prepare the next generation of investigators to conduct clinical and translational research, CTSA training programs have taken the lead to create an educational environment that will define the discipline of clinical and translational science. The overall goal is to create competency-based educational curricula for training clinician-scientists in clinical and translational science.
NCATS, in collaboration with the CTSA Education and Career Development Key Function Committee, formed the Education Core Competency Work Group to define the training standards for core competencies in clinical and translational research. The work group’s final recommendations for core competencies include 14 thematic areas that should shape the training experiences of junior investigators by defining the skills, attributes, and knowledge that can be shared across multidisciplinary teams of clinician-scientists.
- Core competencies for Clinical and Translational Research
- Special Interest Competencies which include competencies for:
- Pediatric Translational Research
- Special Considerations for T1 Research
- Academia-Industry Drug Development
- Medical Device Innovation & Technology Transfer
- Define core competencies in 14 thematic areas that shape the training experiences of junior investigators
- Address gaps in the current understanding of pediatric health and illnesses and the need for research discovery (appended pediatric competencies)