Certificate in Veterinary Medical Science

About the Program

The School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies in the College of Medicine offers the Veterinary Medical Science (VMS) program. The VMS program is a one-year graduate level certificate program designed to help students enhance their credentials for veterinary medical schools. The VMS program has been designed to augment the student’s understanding of the basic sciences and ensure success in their professional careers as clinical veterinarians. In order to accomplish this goal, students take a combination of graduate animal science and first-year medical school courses.

Upon completion of the VMS certificate program, students have the option to continue their studies in the Master of Laboratory Animal Science (MLAS) program, in order to further enhance their academic credentials for application to veterinary medical schools. Earning the MLAS degree will allow students to pursue advanced careers in laboratory animal science or laboratory animal management.

Additional Information

Erin Vogelsong, MS
Academic Administrator, Assistant Professor
Drexel University College of Medicine

Office of Professional Studies in the Health Sciences
245 N. 15th St., Room 15305
Philadelphia, PA 19102

IMSP 510SMedical Biochemistry I7.5
IMSP 520SMedical Physiology I3.5
MLAS 525SAnimal Anatomy2.0
MLAS 606SClinical Laboratory Techniques and Concepts1.0
MSPA 580SMedical Microbiology I4.0
 Term Credits18.0
IMSP 511SMedical Biochemistry II0.5
IMSP 521SMedical Physiology II3.5
MLAS 529SMolecular Genetics2.0
MLAS 530SBiostats In Vet Science3.0
MSPP 513SSpecial Topics in Anatomy4.0
 Term Credits13.0
Total Credit: 31.0


Admissions Requirements

Candidates for admission must posses a bachelor's degree from a US accredited college or university or its equivalent.  In addition to the completed application, applicants must submit three letters of evaluation (two from science professors, one from a veterinarian or past employer), a personal statements, and official transcripts from all universities and college attended, or where coursework was attempted or taken.  Students are required to have taken a year of biology, chemistry, organic chemistry and physics with respective laboratory sections.  Applicants must also submit official test scores from the General Graduate Record Exam (GRE).  The deadline date for submission is the second Friday in July in the year the student seeks admissions. 

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