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Clinical Scholars Program

The Clinical Scholars Program helps fulfill Cedars-Sinai's fundamental mission of service to the community by educating and training healthcare professionals and medical research personnel.

The program offers formal clinical-research training to those aspiring to academic and research careers. Its mission is to:

  • Educate clinicians and doctoral-level professionals about the foundations of clinical and translational research—in a spirit of creativity and independence—to optimize their likelihood of success as productive clinical investigators.
  • Highlight the relevance of basic scientific knowledge to human disease and teach clinical scholars how such knowledge can be translated effectively into research. The program seeks to develop clinician-investigators who are focused on research related to prediction, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of human disease.


The program dovetails well with the full schedules of busy clinicians and doctoral-level professionals. Learn about the program’s curriculum and key requirements.

Application Information

Following nomination, prospective clinical scholars must meet the requirements for admission. Understand more about these requirements and the application process.

Accepting applications: April 1 - July 12th 2024 for the Fall 2024 Clinical Scholars class.
Deadline: July 12, 2024

Program Success

Clinical Scholars Program Team

C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD
Joshua M. Pevnick, MD
Curriculum Director
Denis Magoffin, PhD
Grant & Research Development Director
Emma Yates Casler
Program Manager

Have Questions or Need Help?

If you have questions or would like more information about the Clinical Scholars Program at Cedars-Sinai, please call or send us a message.

Emma Yates Casler, Program Manager