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2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medical Master’s, MS


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Admission

This program maintains an admission process unique to the program. Prospective students are encouraged to review the admission  requirements in order to best prepare themselves for a successful future at EVMS.

Academic Calendar

This program maintains an academic calendar unique to the program that includes exam schedules. All students are encouraged to review the academic calendar  in order to be successful at EVMS.

Tuition and Fees Process

This program maintains a tuition and fees process unique to the program. All students are encouraged to review the tuition and fees process  in order to best prepare themselves for a successful future at EVMS.

Curriculum


The EVMS Medical Master’s One Year program

The EVMS Medical Master’s program is a one-year pre-professional (postbaccalaureate) master’s degree program designed for students who wish to matriculate into medical school.

The curriculum, which mainly consists of medical school courses taken with first year medical students, also contains a presentation skills and professional knowledge course aimed at improving students’ interview skills and knowledge about other players in the healthcare field with whom they would interact as a physician.

The program provides an opportunity for highly motivated students to improve their academic credentials by demonstrating their academic abilities in a rigorous medical school environment. For this reason, it is particularly suitable to help students make themselves more competitive applicants to allopathic and osteopathic medical programs.

Goals and Objectives

It is the goal of the Medical Master’s One Year program that every student successfully complete the program to become more academically competitive and an overall better candidate for admission to the professional school of his/her choice.

To accomplish this goal, the program has established the following objectives:

  • Offer five first-year medical school courses within the Medical Master’s Program curriculum to create a challenging academic environment.
  • Enhance student interviewing skills through the use of mock interviews with accompanying feedback.
  • Initiate patient exposure through Standardized Patient experiences.
  • Advise students individually and in small groups based on student ability and intention.
Transferability of Credit 

No courses may be transferred for credit leading to the Medical Master’s Degree.

Unique to our Two-Year Program

The EVMS Medical Master’s program is a two-year pre-professional (post-baccalaureate) master’s degree program designed for students who wish to matriculate into medical school.

The curriculum, which mainly consists of medical school courses taken with first year medical students, also contains the following courses: Human Structure, Presentation Skills and Professional Knowledge, Principles of Epidemiology, MCAT preparation, Clinical Shadowing and Service Learning, Legal and Ethical Issues in Medicine and Social and Behavioral Sciences for Public Health.

The program provides an opportunity for highly motivated students to improve their academic credentials by demonstrating their academic abilities in a rigorous medical school environment. For this reason, it is particularly suitable to help students make themselves more competitive applicants to allopathic and osteopathic medical programs as well as dental and other health professions programs.

Goals and Objectives

It is the goal of the Medical Master’s Two-Year Program that every student successfully complete the program to become more academically competitive and an overall better candidate for admission to the professional school of his/her choice.

To accomplish this goal, the program has established the following objectives:

  • Offer five first-year medical school courses within the Medical Master’s Program curriculum to create a challenging academic environment.
  • Enhance student interviewing skills through the use of mock interviews with accompanying feedback.
  • Initiate patient exposure through Standardized Patient experiences.
  • Advise students individually and in small groups based on student ability and intention.
  • Provide students with physician shadowing experiences to better their understanding of the medical profession and increase their competitiveness for medical school.
  • Provide MCAT preparation to improve MCAT scores and improve students’ competitiveness for medical school.
Transferability of Credit

No courses may be transferred for credit leading to the Medical Master’s Degree.

Note


Students must complete both years of the program to be eligible to matriculate into EVMS.

One-year program


*Courses taken with first-year medical students.

Total Requirement: 33 Credit Hours


Two-year program


The two-year Medical Master’s program offers academic record enhancement to students with MCAT scores of at least 496, and limited clinical shadowing and volunteer experiences. Students take all the courses in the one-year program curriculum along with MCAT preparation, MPH courses and clinical shadowing and volunteer experiences.

*Indicates courses taken with first-year medical students.

Total Requirement: 47 Credit Hours


Note


  1. Students are required to have a vehicle. Students will be shadowing area physicians for the first two semesters of the program and need adequate transportation for those offices not on campus.
  2. The schedule of classes will be provided before the start of each semester.
  3. Students are expected to retake the MCAT exam within 30 days of completing the MCAT Preparation course.
  4. Students who do not complete both years of the Medical Master’s program are not eligible for the EVMS MD program. Students should consult other MD programs they wish to apply to in order to determine eligibility. Some schools will not consider applicants until after they have completed the post-baccalaureate program as listed in the student’s professional school application.

Faculty and Staff


Program Director

Deborah Damon, Ph.D., Professor

Program Staff

Michelle Japzon MS Program Administrator

Erin Neal, MS Advisor/Clinical Coordinator

Dominique Bennett, Office Coordinator

Tara Chavis, Administrative Secretary

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