The Biomedical Masters Program (BMP) curriculum includes three major components: core courses, electives, and experiential activities. A common “core” has been designed to enrich the background of students who have a minimal level of basic science training. These courses are complemented by electives and experiential activities that are chosen on the basis of each student’s interests and needs. Study plans are organized along Areas of Concentration designed for students interested in biomedical research (with MS as terminal degree or toward PhD-granting graduate programs) or in admission to Medical and Dental Schools
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The BMP provides ample experiential activities in research, community service, hospital volunteering, and physician shadowing. The student is expected to take the initiative to find suitable matches and schedule several sessions of physician shadowing and exposure to a clinical environment during the Fall, Spring, and/or Summer terms in order to accommodate all students. Available opportunities will be posted on the BMP website and matches will be made each term to optimize the experiential benefit for all students during their tenure in the program.
This self-directed course, guided by BMP faculty mentors, requires documented participation in any combination of service opportunities from hospitals, clinics, shadowing, to community service. In addition, laboratory research opportunities are available. Students will have one designated supervisor or mentor for each experiential activity.