Medical Science

Major: Medical Science
Degree Awarded: Master of Science (MS)
Calendar Type: Semester
Total Credit Hours: 57.0
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 26.9999
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 11-9121

About the Program

The Master of Science in Medical Science (MMS) program offers students whose record necessitates a second year of study, the opportunity to earn the Master of Science degree in order to successfully compete as medical school applicants. The MMS curriculum permits students to take additional medical school and other graduate coursework while completing an extensive research project, thus further strengthening their academic backgrounds while gaining a competency highly valued by the vast majority of US medical school admission committees.

The MMS program serves some of our brightest students (as demonstrated by high MCAT scores and other aspects of their previous records) who nevertheless need two years of study in order to gain acceptance to medical school. In addition, it also serves as a destination for some students who begin the one year Interdepartmental Medical Science MS degree program, but opt to transfer into a more comprehensive and highly rigorous program.

Additional Information

Drexel University College of Medicine
Office of Professional Studies in the Health Sciences
245 North 15th Street, Mail Stop 344, Room 4104 NCB
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Degree Requirements

To fulfill requirements for the MS in Medical Science, students conduct either bench-top or clinical research with a Primary Investigator. Students who have a 3.00 or higher GPA may take one second-year medical school course and students whose GPA falls below a 3.00 are required to take 6 credits of graduate level biological science coursework. After successful completion of the program, the student is awarded a Master of Science degree.

Required Core Courses
IMSP 502SMedicine and Society I3.0
IMSP 506SMedical Professionalism and Leadership 2.0
IMSP 512SMedical Biochemistry8.0
IMSP 520SMedical Physiology I3.5
IMSP 521SMedical Physiology II3.5
IMSP 540SCell Biology & Microanatomy I5.0
IMSP 541SCell Biology and Microanatomy II3.0
IMSP 560SMedical Neuroscience6.0
MMSP 501SResearch in Medical Science I6.0
MMSP 503SResearch Seminar I1.0
A minimum of 10.0 credits in the following courses is required with the approval of the program director.10.0
Applications of Clinical Research Biostatistics
Biostats In Vet Science
Research in Medical Science II
Research Seminar II
Graduate Level Elective Credits6.0
Ethical Issues in Research
Intro to Clinical Trials
Scientific Wriring and Medical Literature
Current Federal Regulatory Issues in Biomedical Research
Contemporary Issues in Human Research Protection
Designing the Clinical Trial
Innovative Product Development
Fundamentals of Compliance
Pharmacotherapy in New Drug R&D
Informatics in Pharm Res & Development
Healthcare in Spanish I
Healthcare in Spanish II
Biology of Cancer
Medical Nutrition I
Medical Nutrition II
Medical Immunology I
Medical Immunology II
Human Osteology and Calcified Tissue Biology I
Human Osteology and Calcified Tissue Biology II
The Autopsy in Clinical Forensic Medicine
Introduction to Forensic Radiology
Clinical Forensic Emergency Medicine and Traumatology
Introduction to Forensic Pediatrics
Forensic DNA Analysis
Organizational Management
Molecular Genetics
Medical Pathology I
Medical Pathology II
Medical Microbiology I
Medical Microbiology II
Special Topics in Anatomy
Graduate Pharmacology
Total Credits57.0
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