The goal of the Master of Science in Academic Medicine is to provide a structured pathway for physicians planning careers as clinical educators and researchers and to acquire specialized knowledge in an efficient and comprehensive fashion.
Why Choose Master of Science in Academic Medicine?
One of the main objectives of this program is to train young physicians on how to be skilled clinical educators. Students will acquire a core knowledge about academic medicine that is not included in residency training programs.
In addition to coursework, journal clubs and residency training, each student will conduct a research project under the guidance of an advisory committee. In most cases, this project will encompass clinical or bench research that will result in a first author publication in a peer-reviewed journal.
Academic Medicine Program Admission Requirements
Enrollment in or completion of an ACGME-approved residency program or the equivalent.
Satisfactory completion of at least one year of residency.
A letter of recommendation from the applicant's department chair or program director.
An interview in person, by phone or videoconference.
Medical school transcript.
Academic Medicine Program Requirements
Complete required courses that will provide training relevant to careers in academic medicine.
Attend approved journal clubs overseen by faculty.
Pass in-service training examinations at the 70th percentile or better, or receive board certification, unless the applicant is already board certified. Complete a research requirement.
Master of Science Degree Requirements
Completion of all required didactic study with a B or better in all courses.
Formal presentation of completed master’s thesis to appropriate committee, also open to the university community.
Formal defense of completed research to student's committee.
Acceptance of first authored publication in peer reviewed journal. In special cases the advisory committee can consider alternative forms of scholarly activity to fulfill this requirement.
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Robert T. Sataloff, M.D., DMA, FACS
Professor and Chair, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Senior Associate Dean, Clinical Academic Specialties
Drexel University College of Medicine
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