Certificate Program in Clinical Trials Management & Regulatory Compliance (International)

In partnership with Universidad CEU San Pablo

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At a Glance

1 Quarter

The University of Chicago’s Certificate Program in Clinical Trials Management & Regulatory Compliance will equip Universidad CEU students with the ability to navigate and lead the drug development process, coordinate and manage a clinical study from both the research site and the sponsor organization, and manage a variety of projects in the healthcare industry. Students complete the certificate program in one intensive quarter of study at the University of Chicago.

Program Outcomes

The intended outcome of this program is a procedural and administrative understanding of the clinical trials process. Students will acquire the ability to initiate and lead clinical research studies that adhere to FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and ICH (International Council for Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Pharmaceuticals for Human Use) guidelines. After completing this certificate, students will leave with the following skills:

  • Ability to run a cost-benefit analysis of a clinical development process.
  • Experience designing studies and trials from multiple perspectives in the healthcare industry.
  • Familiarity with state, federal, and international regulations and best practices in a clinical setting.

Enrollment Status and Academic Credit

CEU students will be enrolled as full-time University of Chicago students, earning a total of 300 units of academic credit during the autumn quarter. 

All participants must hold an equivalent of a four-year bachelor's degree in the US. Please visit the CEU Admissions page for the full list of requirements.

Program Structure

All courses will be offered at the University of Chicago during the autumn quarter. Students will complete an intensive set of foundation courses prior to the start of the term, followed by one quarter of full-time study. 

An experiential component of the program is incorporated into the CTMI 30112 course. Students will gain real-world experience and have an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills they have acquired to operations, regulation, and monitoring clinical trials processes.  They will also network with industry professionals.

Designed For

Designed for students currently enrolled in a pharmacy degree program at Universidad CEU San Pablo

Outcomes for CEU students

  • Many students have pursued doctoral studies with the aim of obtaining a PhD, aspiring to research positions in the pharmaceutical industry, universities, and research centers.
  • Others have opted to enroll in a master’s degree with an internship to enter the medical sector of pharmaceutical companies. 
  • Many of our students have already entered the workforce in diverse roles, including key account manager, oncology marketing manager, clinical trials pharmacist, biomedical scientist, clinical research coordinator, market manager, regulatory affairs specialist, and associate director.
  • Students have undertaken their professional careers in various places, such as Spain, the UK, Germany, and the US, with outstanding stays in hospitals such as Ramón y Cajal and companies such as MERCK, GSK, Reboot, and UChicago Medicine.
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Downtown Chicago Campus – Building Locations

Gleacher Center 
450 N. Cityfront Plaza Drive 
Chicago, IL 60611

Classrooms on Concourse Level

NBC Tower 
455 N. Cityfront Plaza Drive 
Chicago, IL 60611

Classrooms on Floor 28

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