UMMC, in collaboration with the Mayo Clinic and Pennsylvania State University, is excited to announce the newly-established Clinical Research Education for the Workforce (CREW) program.
Modeled after Mayo Clinic’s training program, CREW is UMMC’s first institutional training and development program specifically for employees serving as Clinical Research Coordinators (CRCs), regardless of title. The 40-hour, certificate program includes 20 hours of foundational, online training and 5 half-day, in-person, educational sessions.
Made possible by NIH grant 3UL1TR002014-03S2, the program is free to all UMMC faculty and staff and features:
Registrants should first complete the pre-test in Healthstream, followed by the online course components, which must be completed prior to the in-person component. After the in-person component, a post-test is required.
The pre-test, online Healthstream courses, and post-test will be assigned after registration, except as noted below. All applicable CITI courses must be completed, as well. An online course listing can be found below:
All faculty and staff interested in expanding their clinical research knowledge are welcome to attend.
New employees functioning as Clinical Research Coordinators (CRCs)—those working directly with research participants or supporting clinical research studies through data entry, data management, or regulatory support—will be required to complete the program within3 months of hire or during the first available session. “New” employees shall be defined as those joining UMMC since January 1, 2019, or who began in a CRC role at UMMC since that time.
Current employees functioning as CRCs, regardless of title, are required to complete the program by September 2020. Current employees, however, may request an exemption if they have CCRP or CCRC certification, OR receive a passing score on the CREW competency test. Waivers will not be granted for employees new to the CRC role at UMMC.
The online portion of the program will be accessible beginning September 30, or upon hire for new employees. The in-person component will be hosted at least quarterly. Registration is available here. Future sessions include:
-December 11 - 13, 2019
-February 24 - 26, 2020
-May 18 - 20, 2020
For any CREW questions, please contact John "Kyle" Bennett at firstname.lastname@example.org or 601-815-5019.