After successful completion of the Interdepartmental Medical Science program, students may enter the Master of Science in Medical Science (MMS) program. During the MMS program, students may select one of the second year medical school courses to register for, or six credits of graduate biological science coursework instead. Additionally, students complete 18 hours a week of clinical or benchtop research for a principal investigator. The research is non-thesis based, but in many instances leads to published abstracts or articles. The year culminates with a poster session where students will present their research findings.
Master of Science in Medical Science News
Congratulations to the Master of Science in Medical Science Sacramento program class of 2014 on 100% acceptance into medical school!
Master of Science in Medical Science Faculty
Master of Science in Medical Science Curriculum
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Students who have earned a minimum B average from the Interdepartmental Medical Science year are given the opportunity to select one of two second-year medical school offerings, either the pharmacology or pathology course. They take the exact same quizzes and exams as the medical school students and are graded based upon the medical school class average. Additionally, students are required to participate in a a year of non-thesis research. Students select a topic of interest and find a researcher working in that field. They then work alongside the principle investigator to conduct their research. The research can be lab- or clinical-based. Students not meeting the minimum 3.0 GPA will be evaluated by the Academic Oversight Committee on an individual basis for admission into the Master of Medical Science program. If accepted, the student will need to complete six credits of graduate-level biological science coursework in lieu of the second-year medical school course.
After successful completion of the program, the student is awarded a Master of Science degree.
Admissions to Drexel University College of Medicine's MD Program
We are excited to announce that Drexel University College of Medicine will make available a minimum of 25 seats in its entering medical school class to be competitively selected from students in the Philadelphia and Sacramento Interdepartmental Medical Science program and the Master of Science in Biological Science and Master of Science in Medical Science programs.
Division of Pre-medical and Pre-health Programs
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies
New College Building, Room 4104
245 North 15th Street, Mail Stop 344
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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