Certificate Program in Translational, Entrepreneurial, or Regulatory Science
Only one application is required for both the Certificate and ITMAT Funding.
- Entrants must have an MD, PhD, MSN, VMD, or DMD level degree.
- Entrants must be students who are enrolled in a graduate degree program at Penn.
The Online Certificate Application requires the following items:
- Curriculum Vitae
- Personal statement: a one page description of career goals that includes a description of how the certificate meets your educational objectives
- Please note in your statement if you are applying for an ITMAT Funding award
- Transcripts — ONLY for predoctoral applicants — upload an unofficial transcript from your current graduate program issued to you from your institution's registrar
- If you are admitted to the program, official transcripts may be requested
If you are applying for ITMAT Funding, include:
- Research plan: 1-page description of proposed research project
- Entrepreneurial Certificate: project should emphasize innovation with the potential to commercialize
- Three letters of support from the applicant's:
- Primary research mentor (send them the guidelines below)
- Secondary/co-mentor if applicable, or faculty member who can speak to your suitability for the Certificate program and/or experience in research
- Third faculty member who can speak to your suitability for the Certificate program and/or experience in research
- NOTE: Certificate applicants may only apply for TL1 awards and are not eligible for the ITMAT Scholarship
Creating a CollegeNet Account
- Create a CollegeNet account. After logging into CollegeNet, select “Online Application”.
- Enter your Personal Information. Save and continue to Program Information.
- Choose “Perelman School of Medicine Masters Programs”
- Select: “ITMAT Certificate Program”
- You can enter information in stages, at your own pace, and access the application any number of times until submission.
- Once the application has been fully submitted, check the status and note the receipt of recommendation letters.
Please note that the mentor's letter of support has specific guidelines
The Mentor(s) letter of support should address the following:
- The commitment to mentor the candidate
- The suitability of the trainee's education objectives for stated career goals
- The feasibility and relevance of stated area of research to be undertaken during the program to include:
- The resources available to complete the research
- The availability of collaborative relationships that may be required to undertake the research question
- Mentor's prior experience mentoring translational research trainees
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
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