Other Opportunities

Areas of Special Interest

Clinical Investigation Sciences at the School of Public Health and Information Sciences

The University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences has developed several options for individuals interested in Clinical Investigation Sciences (CIS).

The Masters of Science (MSc) in CIS is a 30 credit hour degree. Required coursework provides a broad overview of clinical research and related topics. Elective courses allow students to tailor the degree emphasis to best match their career interests. MSc students also engage in mentored and independent research that culminates in a professional paper suitable for a journal submission or grant proposal.

The Certificate in CIS provides valuable skills and training in clinical research in a condensed, 15 credit hour program ideal for medical students, residents, fellows, early-career faculty, and other full-time health science professionals interested in conducting or supporting clinical trials.

  • Courses are offered both online and in the late afternoon and early evening, accommodating the schedules of employed professionals, students and post-graduate health sciences trainees.
  • Coursework integrates biostatistics and epidemiology methods in a problem-based learning format with additional instruction in several other biomedical and clinical research topics.


Fellowship in Pediatric 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: www.louisville.edu,www.instituteforbioethics.com or call 852-4980.