Medical Science (MD/MS)

Major: Medical Science
Degree Awarded: Medical Doctor/Master of Science (MD/MS)
Calendar Type: Semester
Minimum Total Credit Hours: 30.0 
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 26.9999
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 11-9121

About the Program

The MD/MS in Medical Science (MD-MS) dual-degree program is designed to prepare physician scientists for careers as lifetime learners. The program is built on the foundation that clinical medicine and biomedical research enjoy a unique synergy. Physician scientists are uniquely poised to recognize, understand, apply, and expand clinical applications of basic research or identify novel or emerging areas of scientific inquiry that are needed to support clinical efforts.

The MD/MS degree in Medical Science would accept Drexel medical students who are in good academic standing following completion of the required medical school coursework as outlined in the plan of study and transfer them into the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies where they would be enrolled in the second year of the MMS program. At the end of this year, if they successfully complete MMSP 501SMMSP 502SMMSP 503S, and MMSP 504S, these students are eligible for the Master of Science in Medical Science.

At the conclusion of this one-year course of study, students will transfer back to the medical school to complete their requirements for the MD degree.

Additional Information

Drexel University College of Medicine
Division of Pre-Medical and Pre-Health Programs
245 North 15th Street, Mail Stop 344, Room 4104 NCB
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Degree Requirements

MMSP 501SResearch in Medical Science I6.0
MMSP 502SResearch in Medical Science II6.0
MMSP 503SResearch Seminar I3.0
MMSP 504SResearch Seminar II3.0
IDPT 500SResponsible Conduct of Research2.0
Transfer credits from MD program10.0
Total Credits30.0

Sample Plan of Study

Second Year
MMSP 501S6.0MMSP 502S6.0
MMSP 503S3.0MMSP 504S3.0
IDPT 500S2.0 
Transfer credits from MD program10.0 
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Total Credits 30
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