Educational Opportunities

Educational Opportunities

Areas of Special Interest

Clinical Research, Epidemiology and Statistics Training Program (CREST)

This program is offered by the University of Louisville Center for Epidemiology and Clinical Investigation Sciences and supported by a Clinical Research Curriculum Award (K30) from the National Institutes of Health. This three-tiered degree program consists of a graduate certification in the Clinical Investigation Sciences, an M.S.P.H. that can be done jointly with the M.D. degree and a Ph.D. in Epidemiology-Clinical Investigation Sciences. Since inception in 1999, the Program has had over four dozen graduates. Students in the program have authored over 125 publications, made over 175 presentations, received over $3 million in grant funding as Principal Investigator and almost $4 million as Co-Principal Investigator. This training is absolutely essential to achieve success as a clinician scientist and to compete for research funding necessary for career advancement. Even for those who do not have an interest in academic medicine per se, trainees find this program to be valuable in the care of their patients because it teaches them how to read, interpret and utilize the medical literature in the current area of evidence based medicine. More information can be found at:

Health Professions Education Certificate
The University of Louisville Graduate School at the Health Sciences Center offers this twelve hour, web enhanced graduate program that is grounded on adult education “best practice”. It is customized for healthcare professionals and results in an academic credential springboard for advanced degrees.

FellowshipinPediatric Emergency Medicine
The Department of Pediatrics offers an ACGME-accredited fellowship at Kosair Children’s Hospital. Residency trained pediatricians and emergency physicians are eligible to participate in the three-year fellowship. Fellows will become proficient in acute and emergent care of infants, children, and adolescents, complete the CREST program and individual research, and assist faculty in the education of students and house staff.

Fellowship in Sports Medicine
The Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine offers a twelve-month ACGME-accredited Fellowship in Sports Medicine. Residency trained Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine physicians will gain experience in diagnosing and treating injuries and illnesses common to athletes and other active individuals. Fellows will work directly with the NCAA Division 1 Big East Louisville Cardinal athletic teams, Bellarmine University’s Division 2 athletes, and Spalding University’s NAIA teams. Additional experiences in local marathon/mini-marathon and high school athletics is provided.

Additional Educational Opportunities
Collaborative programs within the basic science departments allow both specific research study and more formal instruction leading to a Master of Science or Doctor of Philosophy degree, which can be integrated with the usual flow of training. Such arrangements are best made 6 to 12 months in advance. New programs in Public Health, Business Administration and Education also offer classes and programs that might be of interest to some residents in training and lead to advanced degrees. Residents are encouraged to enroll if interested and will be allowed appropriate scheduling flexibility to complete these courses. Additional information may be obtained at the University of Louisville website:, or call 852-4980.