Education & Training

VIICTR provides access to education and training opportunities for faculty, fellows, residents, and medical students at its member institutions. These offerings are regularly updated.

Formal Training
Opportunities Sponsor, Division, Org Location Duration Faculty Jr Faculty Fellows Residents PostDocs Students
Medical Scientist Training Program Medical School (BCM)/GSBS (BCM) 8-10 years           Yes
Clinical Scientist Training Programs            
Doctoral Degree in Clinical Investigation NIH (K30) 180 term-hours of credit + submission of an RO-1 Yes Yes Yes      
Masters of Science Degree in Clinical Investigation NIH (K30) 30 hours of required and elective courses and submission of a K-23 Yes Yes Yes      
Certificate Program in Clinical Investigation NIH (K30) Completion of course requirements, including Fundamentals of Clinical Investigation, Clinical Investigation for the Career Scientist, seminar, and an elective course Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes  
Graduate Training Programs
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology GSBS (BCM) 4-6 years           Yes
Cell and Molecular Biology (Interdepartmental/Interinstitutional) GSBS (BCM) 4-6 years           Yes
Developmental Biology (Interdepartmental/Interinstitutional) GSBS (BCM) 4-6 years           Yes
Molecular and Cellular Biology GSBS (BCM) 4-6 years           Yes
Molecular and Human Genetics GSBS (BCM) 4-6 years           Yes
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics GSBS (BCM) 4-6 years           Yes
Molecular Virology and Microbiology GSBS (BCM) 4-6 years           Yes
Neuroscience GSBS (BCM) 4-6 years           Yes
Pathology and Immunology GSBS (BCM) 4-6 years           Yes
Pharmacology GSBS (BCM) 4-6 years           Yes
Structural and Computational Biology and Molecular Biophysics (Interdepartmental/Interinstitutional) GSBS (BCM) 4-6 years           Yes
Translational Biology and Molecular Medicine Graduate Program (Interdepartmental/Interinstitutional) GSBS (BCM) 4-6 years           Yes
Initiative for Maximizing Student Diversity           Yes
Postdoctoral Research Training Programs
Department of Molecular Virology and Microbiology BCM Variable         Yes Yes
Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics BCM Variable         Yes Yes
Department of Molecular and Human Genetics BCM Variable         Yes Yes
Department of Pediatrics Adolescent Medicine and Sports Medicine Leadership Education in Adolescent Health 2 years         Yes Yes
Department of Pediatrics The Gordon and Mary Cain Pediatric Neurology Research Foundation BCM/TCH Variable         Yes Yes
Clinical Neuropsychology BCM/UT Houston 2 years         Yes Yes
Division of Atherosclerosis and Vascular Medicine AVB Postdoctoral Program BCM/Rice University Variable         Yes Yes
Department of Neurology Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care Center BCM 1 year         Yes Yes
REACH IRACDA K12 Postdoctoral Fellowship Program NIH (K12)/BCM, Prairie View A&M, U of H, University of St. Thomas 3 years         Yes Yes
Children's Nutrition Research Center BCM 2 years (MD)/ 3 years (PhD)         Yes Yes
NSBRI Postdoctoral Fellowship BCM/NASA 2 years         Yes Yes
VA Advanced Fellowship Program in Mental Illness Research and Treatment BCM/MEDVAMC 2 years     Yes   Yes  
VA Advanced Fellowships (PhD and MD) in Health Services Research BCM/MEDVAMC 2 years     Yes   Yes  
National Research Service Award for Primary Medical Care Fellowships BCM/MEDVAMC 2-3 years     Yes   Yes  
VA Systems Redesign Fellowship BCM/MEDVAMC     Yes Yes Yes  
Graduate Medical Education BCM/Affiliated Institutions Variable       Yes   Yes
CPRIT Training Program--Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center BCM/CPRIT Variable     Yes   Yes Yes
NASA Space and Life Sciences Training Programs NSBRI/NASA Variable         Yes Yes
Medical Research Fellows Program HHMI 1 year/ 8-10 mo.           Yes
Graduate Program in Nurse Anesthesia
Doctoral Capstone Project Department of Anesthesia and SAHS 36 mo.           Yes
Physician Assistant Program
Master's Paper Project School of Allied Health Sciences 30 mo.           Yes
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellowships
VA Systems Redesign LEAN Training BCM/MEDVAMC   Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Undergraduate Medical Education
MD Program Medical School (BCM) 4 years           Yes
MD/MBA Dual Degree Program BCM/Rice University 5 years           Yes
MD/JD Dual Degree Program BCM/ UofH Law Center 6 years           Yes
MD/MS Dual Degree Program NIH (K30)/BCM 6 years           Yes
MD/MPH Dual Degree Program BCM/UT Houston 5 years           Yes
Research Track Medical School (BCM) 4 years           Yes
Ethics Track Medical School (BCM) 4 years           Yes
International Health Track Medical School (BCM) 4 years           Yes
Geriatrics Track Medical School (BCM) 4 years           Yes
Care of the Underserved Track Medical School (BCM) 4 years           Yes
Medical Management Track Medical School (BCM) 4 years           Yes
Genetics Track Medical School (BCM) 4 years           Yes
Space Medicine Medical School (BCM) 4 years           Yes
Student Scholarly Project Medical School (BCM) 18 mo.           Yes
Grants and Contracts Course BCM 9 weeks Yes Yes Yes Yes    
Grant Writing Course (Center for AIDS Research) BCM 8 weeks Yes Yes Yes Yes    
Scientific Writing Course (Center for AIDS Research) BCM 4 weeks Yes Yes Yes Yes    
Foundations in Health Services Research Seminar (VA HSR&D Center of Excellence) BCM/MEDVAMC Ongoing   Yes Yes Yes Yes  
Career Development Seminar (VA HSR&D Center of Excellence) BCM/MEDVAMC Ongoing   Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Research Compliance Courses/Workshops BCM Variable Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Faculty Opportunities
Opportunities Sponsor, Division, Org Location Duration Faculty Jr Faculty Fellows Residents PostDocs Students
Translational Research: Multidisciplinary K12 Urologic Career Development Program NIH (K12)/BCM/ NIDDK 2 years Yes Yes Yes      
Faculty Mentoring/Teaching Opportunities
Mentoring Program - Center for AIDS Research BCM/ UT Houston Variable Yes Yes        
Mentoring Program - Physician Assistant Program BCM Variable Yes Yes        
Medical Student Education - Patient, Physician and Society Course (PPS) Medical School (BCM) Variable Yes Yes        
Longitudinal Ambulatory Clinical Experience (LACE) Medical School (BCM) Variable Yes Yes        
Integrative Clinical Experiences Medical School (BCM) Variable Yes Yes        
Ethics Medical School (BCM) 3 mo. Yes Yes        
Medical Student Education - Integrated Promblem Solving (IPS) Medical School (BCM) 1 year Yes Yes        
Mentoring Program - VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence BCM/MEDVAMC Yes Yes        
Rice University/BCM Health, Humanism, and Society Scholars (HHSS) Program (mentoring) BCM/Rice University Variable Yes Yes        
Mentoring Program - VA Systems Redesign Program BCM/MEDVAMC Yes Yes        
Faculty Development Workshops Medical School (BCM) 18 mo. Yes Yes        
Educational Scholars Fellowship Program BCM/ UT Houston Variable Yes Yes        
UH Master of Education in Teaching with an Emphasis in the Health Sciences BCM/ U of H 2-5 years (36 cr hrs) Yes Yes        
Educator Peer Coaching and Review BCM Yes Yes        
Team Based Learning BCM Yes Yes        
Faculty Development Conference BCM 3 days Yes Yes        
Academy of Distinguished Educators BCM Yes Yes        
Education Resource Center BCM Yes Yes        
Classes through the HAM TMC library
Opportunities Sponsor, Division, Org Location Duration Faculty Jr Faculty Fellows Residents PostDocs Students
Seminars and Symposia TMC Library Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
VIICTR Member Organizations
  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Texas Children's Hospital
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
  • Ben Taub Hospital
  • University of Houston College of Pharmacy
  • Gulf Coast Consortia