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.
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 510S||Medical Biochemistry I||7.5|
|IMSP 520S||Medical Physiology I||3.5|
|MLAS 525S||Animal Anatomy||2.0|
|MLAS 606S||Clinical Laboratory Techniques and Concepts||1.0|
|MSPA 580S||Medical Microbiology I||4.0|
|IMSP 511S||Medical Biochemistry II||0.5|
|IMSP 521S||Medical Physiology II||3.5|
|MLAS 529S||Molecular Genetics||2.0|
|MLAS 530S||Biostats In Vet Science||3.0|
|MSPP 513S||Special Topics in Anatomy||4.0|
|Total Credit: 31.0|
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.