The Fundamentals of Clinical Investigation course is held every August, Monday-Thursday. from 5:30–7:30 p.m. (the start time for some evenings is 5 p.m.). The objective of the course is to train physicians to interpret the clinical experimental literature. This course is open and free to all Baylor personnel. Any student enrolled in a CSTP program, or who wish to enroll in a coming year, must enroll in FCI for credit. Non-CSTP students my either take the course for credit or enroll as an audit student. The table below compares the two options.

2019 DATES: Aug. 5-22

Group Presentations
Participants will be assigned to groups, each of which will critique a clinical research article and present this critique to the class in the last class session. This activity is optional for audit students, but highly recommended.

To register for the course, download the appropriate registration form. Completed registration forms, signed by both the student and student's supervisor (not the program admin), may be emailed to Kelly Levitt.

Sandwiches are served at 5:15 p.m. and the first lecture commences at 5:30 p.m.

2019 Course Schedule
Special Student Registration form- CREDIT
Special Student Registration form - AUDIT

Do I take the class for credit or do I audit?

Course Element

Special Student (Credit)

Audit Student

Enrolling in CSTP in the future

Take for credit





GSBS Credits Earned




Required-max. of 2 absences allowed

As required by your program

Group Presentation


Participation optional. Those not presenting attend and ask questions

Final Exam