The Masters Program in Pain Research, Education and Policy was originally created to enhance the incomplete training of health care providers and other professionals caring for individuals suffering from chronic pain. True to this mission, most of our graduates have made use of their MS-PREP degree to accelerate the trajectory of their original career paths. Pharmacists, physicians, nurses, physical therapists, dentists, acupuncturists and other clinicians have taken advantage of their additional expertise to assume more responsibility in their clinical organizations, take on new leadership positions, or improve their prospects in a competitive health care job market. Other graduates have leveraged their degree or certificate to move into new career paths such as pain education, program administration, research and advocacy work. And still other graduates have used their masters as a stepping-stone to other terminal degrees such as medicine or public health.