Medical Degree DO/MD:

Independent Clinical Researcher


Independent Clinical Researchers conduct research on mechanisms of and therapeutic interventions for human disease, including clinical trials for new drugs or treatments. Unlike independent basic researchers, clinical researchers interact directly with their subjects in a clinical setting. Independent clinical researchers work in hospitals, medical schools, industry, and government.

myIDP career category: Principal investigator in a research-intensive institution, Research in industry

ASHG Featured Chat Friday Interview: Thomas Bird

Marshfield Clinic Video Clip:

Additional Resources:

The Clinical Research Forum
Academy of Physicians in Clinical Research