The major philosophy of the MSMS program in the College of Biomedical Sciences is to provide pre-clinical students and clinicians with the critical evaluation skills and research awareness necessary to implement evidence-based practice -- a need that is impossible to achieve exclusively within time constraints of most existing professional degree programs. To this end, the Master of Medical Science degree (MSMS) in the GCBS complements the existing programmatic offerings at WesternU and elsewhere. The MSMS program will educate students who intend to become physicians, dentists, podiatrists, physician assistants, pharmacists, optometrists and other health professionals in the research basis of medical knowledge and provide the analytic tools necessary to become well-informed, evidence-based practitioners.
The course series is comprised of a minimum of 45 semester credit hours needed to complete the MSMS program. This includes 28 hours of didactic study and 12 hours of clinical shadowing, research, small group case-based learning and laboratory leading to a capstone project. Starting in June, the three semester program curriculum is designed to prepare students for admission into the health profession of their choice, including: medicine, dentistry, podiatry, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, and physician's assistant The design of the MSMS curriculum while rigorous and accelerated is designed to provide students with a supportive environment and small classes. The courses are self-contained didactic and generally not shared with other programs.
Qualified students who have obtained a baccalaureate science degree will be prepared in a unique, rigorous inter-professional environment for successful application to graduate professional programs, both external and internal, as well as for careers in teaching and industry. The program is made up of both core and elective courses allowing graduates to apply to their prospective fields.
Director of Master of Science in Medical Sciences
, 309 E. Second St.
Pomona, CA 91766-1854
Phone: (909) 706-3842
Fax: (909) 469-5577