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Biostatistical and medical statistics graduate education

Michael B Brimacombe

Author Affiliations

Department of Biostatistics, KUMC, Kansas City, USA

BMC Medical Education 2014, 14:18  doi:10.1186/1472-6920-14-18

Published: 28 January 2014


The development of graduate education in biostatistics and medical statistics is discussed in the context of training within a medical center setting. The need for medical researchers to employ a wide variety of statistical designs in clinical, genetic, basic science and translational settings justifies the ongoing integration of biostatistical training into medical center educational settings and informs its content. The integration of large data issues are a challenge.