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Graduate Program

Graduate Program in Clinical Investigation (GPCI)

The focus of the GPCI is to provide physicians, clinical scientists and other health care professionals the knowledge and skills needed to conduct and translate basic science discoveries into clinical applications through patient (human or animal)-oriented research — what is commonly known as “bench to bedside” research. Patient-oriented research includes the study of disease, therapeutic interventions, development of new technologies, and clinical trials.

The program welcomes students who want to pursue research careers in academia, industry, at research institutes, or with health or regulatory agencies.

Students in the GPCI program work hard to gain a substantial foundation from which to lead a lab, present research, fulfill lab funding agency requests, and mentor other scientists.

Deadline for MS and PhD applications is February 1

Forms are accepted year-round for declaring a Minor in Clinical Investigation or pursuing a Certificate in the Fundamentals of Clinical Research.

The graduate program is part of the Research Education and Career Development core of the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research.

Information about Tuition and Fees, guidelines for International Students, and more is available through the University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate School at

Program Office
Graduate Program in clinical Investigation
Sally Wedde, Education Programs Administrator
rec-educationathslc [dot] wisc [dot] edu.