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Master's Programs


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Welcome to the Master's Programs of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine! We offer a wide variety of programs in both Allied Health and the Basic Sciences, including everything from Anesthesia and Genetic Counseling to Bioethics and Public Health. Our faculty members are energetic, accessible educators who aim to meet their students' needs. The Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine is the largest biomedical research institution in Ohio and the only medical school in Cleveland. It is ranked among the nation's top 25 medical schools in research funding from the National Institutes of Health.

The School has established affiliations with all of the city's major health systems, including University Hospitals Case Medical Center, The Cleveland Clinic, Louis Stokes Veterans Administration Medical Center, and MetroHealth Medical Center. Our campus is just minutes away from downtown Cleveland in University Circle, which encompasses 550 park-like acres in a vibrant urban environment. Our campus is within a short walk of some of Cleveland’s most outstanding destinations, including the world-famous Cleveland Orchestra.

Allied Health Programs


Anesthesiologist Assistant Program
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Anesthesiologist
Assistant

Anesthesiologist Assistant

Genetic Counseling Program
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Genetic
Counseling

Genetic Counseling

Physician Assistant Program
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Dietetic Internships

Dietetic Internships

Physician Assistant Program

Physician
Assistant

Physician Assistant

Accreditation Status:

CWRU School of Medicine has applied for academic program approval from the State of Ohio Regents' Advisory Committee on Graduate Study (RACGS) , and Accreditation - Provisional from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). Accreditation – Provisional is an accreditation status for a new PA program that, at the time of its initial accreditation review, demonstrated its preparedness to initiate a program in accordance with the accreditation Standards.

CWRU anticipates matriculating its first PA class in the summer of 2016, pending achieving Accreditation - Provisional status at the March 2016 ARC-PA meeting. In the event that ARC-PA withholds accreditation, CWRU will not admit students in Summer of 2016. If provisional status is granted, it indicates that the plans and resource allocation for the proposed program appear to demonstrate the program's ability to meet the ARC-PAStandards if fully implemented as planned.

Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status and it is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class.

Master of Science in Anesthesia Program


MS in Anesthesia

Anesthesiologist Assistant Program

The MSA Program at Case confers a two year terminal degree which prepares graduates for lucrative careers as certified anesthesiologist assistants (CAAs). CAAs are mid-level clinicians who work as valued members of the Anesthesia Care Team (ACT) in the operating room setting. This program is 24 months long (6 semesters back-to-back) and is comprised of a set sequence of courses.

It is a full time program and must be attended in person at one of the three sites in Cleveland, Houston, or Washington, DC. Students progress through their didactic classes and clinical rotations together which cultivates a valuable support system between the members of each cohort. This program is heavily clinically based; students learn to insert IVs, stock drug carts, and calibrate anesthesia machines during their first semester and are in clinical rotations within a month of starting the program. In their second year of study students complete rotations in specialty areas of anesthesia including pediatrics, neurology, trauma and cardio/thoracic; they may also request elective rotations at 75 affiliate hospitals nation wide.

Cleveland, Ohio: 216-844-8077
Washington, DC: 202-758-2502
Houston, Texas: 713-574-9499

216.844.8077

info@anesthesiaprogram.com

Genetics & Genome Sciences


MS in Genetic Counseling

Genetic Counseling

The Genetic Counseling Training Program, leading to a Master of Science degree, is a two-year academic program comprised of didactic course work, laboratory exposure, research experience and extensive clinical training.

The program, directed by Anne L. Matthews, R.N, Ph.D., is an integral component of the teaching and research programs in the Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences. The Program is accredited by the Accreditation Counseling of Genetic Counseling (ACGC) and graduates are eligible to sit for the American Board of Genetic Counseling certification examination. The overall objective of the Genetic Counseling Program is to prepare students with the appropriate knowledge and experiences to function as genetic counselors in a wide range of settings and roles who can interface between patients, clinicians and molecular and human geneticists. Graduates of the Program will be prepared to work in a variety of settings including both adult and pediatric genetics clinics, specialty clinics such as cancer genetics and metabolic clinics, and prenatal diagnosis clinics, as well as in areas of research or commercial genetics laboratories relevant to genetic counseling and human genetics.

216.368.1821

alm14@case.edu

Dietetic Internships


Master’s Degree in Nutrition with Public Health Dietetic Internship (MS/PHN)

Public Health Nutrition

Recognized as the longest running educational program of its type in the nation, this program confers a master’s degree in public health nutrition and concurrently provides an accredited dietetic internship for students making them eligible to take the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) examination. Students in the MSPHN program have a 99% pass rate for the RDN exam and nearly 100% job placement rate within 6 months of graduation. Students obtaining this degree and the RDN credential pursue careers as dietitians within public health settings including governmental agencies, the wellness industry, and clinical practice. The program can be completed over 20 months on a full time basis and students can begin coursework in the Fall, Spring, or Summer semesters.


Combined Master of Science (MS) Degree in Nutrition with Dietetic Internship (CDI/MDP)

Public Health Nutrition

Created in 1965, the CDI/MDP was the first such program in the country formed from the collaborative efforts of a private university and independent medical facilities. Students in this program are committed to a career as Registered Dietitian Nutritionists. They complete a Master’s of Science Degree in Nutrition at Case Western Reserve University while simultaneously completing their dietetic internship at one of our partner hospitals (Louis Stokes Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University Hospitals Case Medical Center and the Cleveland Clinic). The CDI/MDP program has a concentration in Research Processes and Applications, providing students opportunities to conduct and present research during the program. Upon completion of the supervised practice/dietetic internship component, students will be eligible to take the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) examination. The CDI/MDP program has had a 97% RDN exam pass rate over the past 5 years. In addition, nearly 100% of our graduates are employed within 3 months of graduation. Students graduating from this program have found employment in a variety of settings such as Cleveland Area Hospitals, Pediatric Hospitals, Academic Medical Centers, Community Hospitals, and within the Food Industry.

Physician Assistant Program


Accreditation Status

The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation - Provisional status to the Case Western Reserve University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Case Western Reserve University.


Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding Accreditation-Provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students.

Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class.

Please go to our website: https://case.edu/medicine/physician-assistant/ if you have further questions.

216.368.3028

PAProgram@case.edu

Basic Sciences Programs


Applied Anatomy
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Applied Anatomy

Applied Anatomy

Department of Biochemistry
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Biochemistry

Biochemistry

Department of Bioethics
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Bioethics

Bioethics

Clinical Research Scholars Program
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Clinical Research Scholars Program (CRSP)

Clinical Research Scholars Program (CRSP)

Department of Anatomy


MS in Applied Anatomy

Applied Anatomy

Students in this post baccalaureate program earning the Master of Science in Applied Anatomy use their rigorous training in the anatomical sciences to establish an academic basis for their application to professional schools. Case Western Reserve University medical students earning the joint MD/MS degree program seek advanced training in the anatomical sciences. The joint MD/MS program is undertaken and completed concurrently with the medical curriculum, particularly if the student enters the graduate program during the first year of medical school.

The Applied Anatomy program was established for students seeking a comprehensive education in the anatomical sciences, particularly individuals pursuing careers as medical health professionals and teachers who desire an advanced degree to enhance their skills and credentials.

216.368.2433

christine.marshall@case.edu


We Offer Dual Degrees!


MS/MD

Department of Biochemistry


MS in Biochemistry & MS in Biochemical Research

Biochemistry

The Department of Biochemistry is a renowned center for research and teaching in the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. With over one hundred faculty, staff, graduate, and post-graduate trainees, the department offers a vibrant and unique environment for biomedical research. The legacy of the department began with Harland Wood's discovery of carbon dioxide fixation.

Today our faculty carry on the tradition of research excellence with nationally and internationally recognized contributions to biomedical sciences. Our graduates routinely go on to further their careers in medicine, research, teaching, biotechnology, and scientific writing.

216.368.3334

imd4@case.edu


We Offer Dual Degrees!


MD/MS - JD/MS - MBA/MS - MPH/MS (under review) - MA in Patent Practice/MS (under review)

More info on Dual Degrees

Department of Bioethics


MA in Bioethics

The Department's highly successful Master of Arts program in Bioethics emphasizes the multi and interdisciplinary nature of the field. Since 1995, it has provided advanced training in bioethics for students and professionals who will encounter bioethical issues in the course of their primary careers.

Bioethics MA students/colleagues have the opportunity to work closely with department faculty in their specialty areas while completing the MA degree in only one year (full-time)

216.368.8718

marie.norris@case.edu


We Offer Dual Degrees!


MA/JD - MA/MSN - MA/MPH - MA/MSSA - MA/MD

More info on Dual Degrees

Clinical Research Scholars Program (CRSP)


M.S. in Clinical Research

Clinical Research Scholars Program (CRSP)

Case Western Reserve University's Master's in Clinical Research in the Clinical Research Scholars Program (CRSP) is a flexible two-to- four year Master's program designed to provide MDs and PhDs in health-related disciplines with rigorous didactic education in clinical research methods coupled with an in-depth mentored investigative experience.

The CRSP program consists of three parts: formal didactic modular and semester-long course work; a seminar series that focuses on communication skills required for career development; and an intensive mentored experience centered on a specific clinical research problem.

216.368.2601

angela.bowling@case.edu


Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
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Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Public Health Nutrition Program
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Nutrition

Nutrition

Department of Pathology
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Pathology

Pathology

Department of Physiology and Biophysics
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Physiology &
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Physiology & Biophysics

Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics


MS in Biostatistics

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The MS in Biostatistics program was just redesigned based on input from a wide array of potential employers to make sure our graduates will have the edge in an evolving marketplace, where biostatisticians are increasingly expected to have complementary knowledge in areas of application.

Intensive option to complete in just 12 months!

Internships in industry, top ranked hospitals and leading research centers

3 Tracks: Biostatistics, Genomics and Bioinformatics, Health Care Analytics

Imagine yourself as an analyst on prospective studies to compare treatments or identify genes linked to disease, or analyzing large health care data to learn about health care in the real world setting.

If you can picture yourself using your statistical skills to save and improve lives, then you should picture yourself in our MS Biostatistics program!

216.368.5957

vdc7@case.edu


We Offer a Dual Degree!


BS/MS

More info on Dual Degree

Department of Nutrition


Master’s Degree in Nutrition


This program has been approved as Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program

Public Health Nutrition

The MS Nutrition Program at Case Western Reserve University confers a master’s degree in Nutrition, which can be completed in one to two years depending on the student’s course load. The program offers students flexibility in designing their course of study based on academic and career goals. Thirty, (30), graduate credit hours are required for the MS degree including 7 credit hours from two required nutrition courses, at least 18 total credits from elective nutrition courses, and the remaining credits chosen from electives. This program flexibility allows students who subsequently wish to apply to dietetic internship programs to complete their internship application required courses (DPD) while also earning their MS nutrition degree. Program flexibility also offers students the opportunity to include in their course of study a concentration in maternal and infant nutrition, geriatrics or sports nutrition. Other concentration options are in the planning stages, so email the department for further information. The MS in nutrition degree prepares students for careers in a variety of health care settings, government or non-profit organizations, corporations, private practice, wellness related industries and professional degrees such as medicine, dentistry, physical therapy, physician assistant programs. In addition, the program provides students the opportunity to improve their academic record and gain valuable experience in research and applied nutrition to enhance their competitiveness for doctoral level study in nutrition and entrance into medical school. Students can pursue the MS degree either full or part-time. Students can choose to complete a thesis (Plan A) or take a comprehensive exam (Plan B) to complete their degree.


Joint Degrees


MD/MS Biomedical Investigation in Nutrition

The joint MD/MS in nutrition degree program is for students already accepted into medical school who wish to focus on gaining specific knowledge in nutrition via this joint degree. Students in this program enroll in the non-thesis, (type B), MS programs in the School of Medicine concurrently to pursuing their medical degree, using a common template. The core activities for this degree include credit from the medical core curriculum, 3-6 graduate courses in nutrition, participation in a common seminar series, scientific integrity training, and a requirement for a special project that reflects a full year of research (18 hours of 601 non-graded credits) culminating in a written report and examination. This program will require 5 years overall to complete the requirements for both degrees. Students who wish to join the MD/MS program may apply to the Program after arriving at the University any time prior to Fall of their second year of medical school. For more information, please see MD Dual Degrees in the School of Medicine Bulletin. 




Master of Public Health/Master of Science in Nutrition

This is a dual degree program that is offered jointly by the Departments of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Nutrition. The core Master Degree courses include a mixture of those from nutrition, biochemistry and public health.

The trained graduate could be employed in a wide variety of settings, including (but not limited to) local, state, national, or global public policy, governmental public health, hospital outreach, community-based health non-profit organizations, health organizations, research projects; or the Food and Drug Administration. Additionally, these graduates could serve as health emissaries to foreign countries regarding nutrition, sufficient food supply, sanitary environment, food safety, oral rehydration, or the advisability of food supplements.

216.368.2440

paw5@cwru.edu

Department of Pathology


MS in Pathology

Department of Pathology

The Master's Program in Pathology is intended for students with a background in the biological or chemical sciences, typically a bachelors or baccalaureate degree, who are interested in pursuing advanced coursework in the basis of disease. This coursework may be useful for those interested in pursuing a professional doctoral degree (e.g. M.D., D.O., D.D.S., or D.M.D.) or other health professions degree.

Since the core curriculum and electives include many topics of medical relevance, including histology, gross anatomy, pathology, cancer and immunology. Graduates of the Program can pursue opportunities in basic or clinical research, teaching, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, health care, or government. While the Master's may be a terminal degree, it may also lead to admission to professional or Ph.D. programs.

216.368.2433

christine.kehoe@case.edu

Department of Physiology and Biophysics


MS in Medical Physiology

The Department of Physiology and Biophysics at Case Western Reserve University offers a post-baccalaureate program leading to an MS degree, for students who would like to advance their studies in Medical Physiology. The program has two variants:

Most students pursue a traditional Post-Bacc curriculum consisting exclusively of classroom work. In addition to our on-campus program, we anticipate offering this curriculum over the internet by the fall of 2014. In this program, the student takes the core curriculum (18 semester hours) during the first year, and 12 hours of electives in the second year. It is possible to complete the curriculum in one year.
Some students elect to pursue a research-intensive Post-Bacc curriculum. In this case, the student takes the usual core curriculum during the first year. However, during the second year, the student performs original research in the laboratory of a faculty member. In addition, the student writes a thesis. No elective coursework is required.

216.368.2084

Ben Reece: MSMPadmissions@case.edu


Public Health Program
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Public Health (MPH)

Public Health (MPH)

Systems Biology and Bioinformatics
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Systems Biology
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Systems Biology & Bioinformatics

Public Health Program


Master of Public Health (MPH)

Public Health Program

Through a dynamic program of education, research, and service, it is the mission of the CWRU MPH Program to prepare graduates to develop, implement, and evaluate authentic solutions to community health problems that promote and protect the health of diverse populations.

Connect with a top-rated medical school and renowned affiliated hospitals like University Hospitals and the Cleveland Clinic. We also work closely with local health departments, community organizations and safety-net providers. Leading research centers are based in the same dept. that offers the MPH.

With a customized plan of study and 9 dual-degree programs, we surely have a program that's just right for you!

216.368.4268

bioinformatics@case.edu

Systems Biology and Bioinformatics


MS in Systems Biology and Bioinformatics

Systems Biology and Bioinformatics

The Systems Biology and Bioinformatics program at CWRU offers trainees the opportunity to combine both experimental and computational or mathematical disciplines to understand complex biological systems. The goal of this program is to produce scientists who are familiar with multiple disciplines and equipped to conduct interdisciplinary research.

The SYBB program trains scientists who are able to generate and analyze experimental data for biomedical research and to develop physical or computational models of the molecular components that drive the behavior of a biological system.

216.368.4268

bioinformatics@case.edu

Part-Time Master's Programs


Department of Biochemistry

Biochemistry

Biochemistry

Part time MS in Biochemistry – Is it right for you?

For much of what you have done previously, you have been rushed through an educational experience, in many ways not your own making. In fact, you had an 8:30 to 3:30 schedule until you graduated high school. In college, you could arrange your schedule, but not the amount of time you would spend studying, often late into the night.

Fast forward to today. In the part time MS in Biochemistry program, you take as many or as few courses each semester as you would like. For CWRU employees, you can take up to 15 hours of coursework per year free as part of your fringe benefit. The major element of the program is accumulating the 36 credit hours required for graduation. Depending on whether you anticipate a future at the bench or at the front of the classroom, you can tailor your schedule to do as much research as you would like, or none at all. This is YOUR MS program with wide latitude in how it is constructed and how long you take to complete it (note, the School of Graduate Studies will only allow five years to complete the degree; many of our full time students complete the program in 18 months).

Questions? Contact the Director, Dr. William Merrick to see how easy this program might be to fit to your busy life. He can be found on the internet at wcm2@case.edu or by phone at 216.368.3578. Hope to hear from you soon.

Information about part-time master's degree program.

Clinical Research Scholars Program

Clinical Research Scholars Program (CRSP)

Department of Biochemistry


Biochemistry

Part time MS in Biochemistry – Is it right for you?

For much of what you have done previously, you have been rushed through an educational experience, in many ways not your own making. In fact, you had an 8:30 to 3:30 schedule until you graduated high school. In college, you could arrange your schedule, but not the amount of time you would spend studying, often late into the night.

Fast forward to today. In the part time MS in Biochemistry program, you take as many or as few courses each semester as you would like. For CWRU employees, you can take up to 15 hours of coursework per year free as part of your fringe benefit. The major element of the program is accumulating the 36 credit hours required for graduation. Depending on whether you anticipate a future at the bench or at the front of the classroom, you can tailor your schedule to do as much research as you would like, or none at all. This is YOUR MS program with wide latitude in how it is constructed and how long you take to complete it (note, the School of Graduate Studies will only allow five years to complete the degree; many of our full time students complete the program in 18 months).

Questions? Contact the Director, Dr. William Merrick to see how easy this program might be to fit to your busy life. He can be found on the internet at wcm2@case.edu or by phone at 216.368.3578. Hope to hear from you soon.

Information about part-time master's degree program.

Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Epidemiology & Biostatistics

The MS Biostatistics program trains students to analyze data in health and medical research studies and prepare them for well-paying careers (average starting salary over $70,000) that contribute to improving and saving lives.

Information about part-time master's degree program.

Public Health Program

Public Health (MPH)

Department of Pathology

Pathology

Pathology

Please contact the department for more information on Part Time Degree

Systems Biology and Bioinformatics

Systems Biology and
Bioinformatics

Systems Biology and Bioinformatics

The program in systems biology and bioinformatics offers a flexible curriculum with a minimal number of required classes (SYBB Journal club (SYBB 501), Bioinformatics for Systems Biology (SYBB 459) and Current Proteomics (SYBB 555) are the only required classes); themajority of classes taken toward the MS are tailored to the student's research interests and thesis project. This flexibility enables students that are interested in pursuing the MS on a part time basis to maximize employee tuition benefits. A CWRU employee (or spouse) has a total of 15 credit hours/year (6 per semester and 3 per summer session) with which to pursue a degree. Taking only this number will net a part time student a MS in 5 semesters and 2 summer sessions; not taking a class during the summer sessions will result in it taking 6 semesters to get the MS; and if a student were to take a single class a semester, it would take 11 semesters to reach the requisite number of classes needed for the MS.

Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics


Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics

The MS Biostatistics program trains students to analyze data in health and medical research studies and prepare them for well-paying careers (average starting salary over $70,000) that contribute to improving and saving lives.

Information about part-time master's degree program.

Public Health Program


Master of Public Health (MPH)

Department of Pathology


MS in Pathology for CWRU employeees only

Department of Pathology

Please contact the department for more information on Part Time Degree

Systems Biology and Bioinformatics


MS in Systems Biology and Bioinformatics

Systems Biology and Bioinformatics

The program in systems biology and bioinformatics offers a flexible curriculum with a minimal number of required classes (SYBB Journal club (SYBB 501), Bioinformatics for Systems Biology (SYBB 459) and Current Proteomics (SYBB 555) are the only required classes); themajority of classes taken toward the MS are tailored to the student's research interests and thesis project. This flexibility enables students that are interested in pursuing the MS on a part time basis to maximize employee tuition benefits. A CWRU employee (or spouse) has a total of 15 credit hours/year (6 per semester and 3 per summer session) with which to pursue a degree. Taking only this number will net a part time student a MS in 5 semesters and 2 summer sessions; not taking a class during the summer sessions will result in it taking 6 semesters to get the MS; and if a student were to take a single class a semester, it would take 11 semesters to reach the requisite number of classes needed for the MS.

Master's Student Opportunities


These opportunities are open to all Master's students in The School of Medicine


Seminar Series

Seminar Series

Seminar Series

Every year the Office of Graduate Education sponsors a graduate student career development seminar series. The goal of this seminar series is to help develop students into the best professionals they can be. Topics include:

  • - Identify and utilizing your strengths
  • - Preparing professional school applications
  • - Time management
  • - Interviewing skills
Internship Program

Internship Program

Internship Program

The Office of Graduate Education at the School of Medicine offers an internship program to School of Medicine graduate students. This program provides many different types of paid and unpaid opportunities for students looking to get experience in various areas in the field of medicine. These internships provide important job experience and connections that can help lead to jobs, as well as enrichment experiences for those wishing to improve applications to professional programs.

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Clinical Inquiry (IQ) classes for pre-med students

Clinical Inquiry (IQ)

Clinical Inquiry (IQ)

These courses, offered at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, build on our medical school's highly recognized system for learning clinical skills as well as achieving growth in professional skills. Many medical schools across the country are now adopting this system of instruction.

Learn more

Seminar Series


Seminar Series

Every year the Office of Graduate Education sponsors a graduate student career development seminar series. The goal of this seminar series is to help develop students into the best professionals they can be. Topics include:

  • - Identify and utilizing your strengths
  • - Preparing professional school applications
  • - Time management
  • - Interviewing skills

Internship Program


Internship Program

The Office of Graduate Education at the School of Medicine offers an internship program to School of Medicine graduate students. This program provides many different types of paid and unpaid opportunities for students looking to get experience in various areas in the field of medicine. These internships provide important job experience and connections that can help lead to jobs, as well as enrichment experiences for those wishing to improve applications to professional programs.

Learn More >

Clinical Inquiry (IQ) classes for pre-med students


Clinical Inquiry (IQ) classes for pre-med students

These courses, offered at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, build on our medical school's highly recognized system for learning clinical skills as well as achieving growth in professional skills. Many medical schools across the country are now adopting this system of instruction.

Learn more