Limited space available. Enrollment deadline August 24, 2018.

The UC Davis Department of Internal Medicine, Division of General Medicine, and the UC Davis Health Office of Continuing Medical Education, in conjunction with faculty colleagues from the Department of Public Health Sciences, is presenting an introductory course in Clinical Epidemiology and Study Design from Tuesday, September 11, 2018 through Friday, September 21, 2018 (eight days with one holiday on Wednesday, September 19). The principal instructors are Drs. Patrick Romano, Eleanor Bimla Schwarz, and Laurel Beckett. The course is designed for new faculty, fellows, nurses, and other persons with health professions training who are interested in beginning a career that will involve conducting or interpreting clinical research.

This intensive 34-hour course in clinical research methods will cover issues related to developing a research question, synthesizing the literature, study design, data collection, questionnaire design, data management, sample size planning, data analysis, presentation and publication.  It is designed to meet the requirements for research methods training in most ACGME-accredited fellowship training programs.


Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - FRIDAY, September 21, 2018 (eight days)


Tuesday, September 11- 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Wednesday, September 12- 9:00am - 12:00pm 

Thursday, September 13 - 9:00am - 12:30pm

Friday, September 14- 9:00am - 3:00pm

Monday, September 17- 9:00am-3:00Pm

Tuesday, September 18-  9:00am - 3:00pm

Wednesday, September 19- Holiday- No Class

Thursday, September 20- 9:00am- 12:00 pm

Friday, September 21- 9:00am-3:00 pm

Location: UCDH Center for Health and Technology, 4610 X Street, Sacramento
Tuition: $400 - UC Davis Participant
$500 - Non-UC Davis  Participant DISCOUNTED FROM PRIOR YEARS!
Includes textbook, materials and continental breakfast each day.
Registration: Register Online   (Advanced registration is required)
Up to 34 hours of Continuing Medical Education credit will be available upon request

Requirements:   All attendees must provide their own laptop for hands-on sample size planning sessions.
Submit a one-paragraph summary of your research interests at the time of registration.

Advance registration is required. For registration questions, please contact Gloria Camacho at 916-734-7005 or by email at

For general course information you may contact Patrick Romano at


The University of California, Davis Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit:
The University of California, Davis Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 34 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME. For the purpose of relicensure, the California Board of Registered Nursing accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (report up to 34 hours of credit and fill in “CME Category 1” for the provider number).


Sponsored by:

Office of Continuing Medical Education
Department of Internal Medicine