The two-year Medical Master’s program offers academic record enhancement to students with MCAT scores of at least 23 or 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.

Students in this program have the option to take three additional MPH courses, at a discounted rate, to complete the Core Public Health Certificate in addition to their master's degree. 

 

Two-Year Program

Fall Semester: Year One

Credit Hours

BM-529: Foundational Science I* 5

MPH-611: Social and Behavioral Sciences for Public Health

3

BM-537: Contemporary Human Histology

2
BM-524: Clinical Shadowing/Service Learning 1
Total 11

Spring Semester: Year One

Credit Hours

MPH-614: Principles of Epidemiology
BM-534: MCAT Prep 4
BM-535: Medical Humanities and Ethics 3
BM-525: Clinical Shadowing/Service Learning 1
Total 11

Students must achieve a grade of B or better in all of the first year courses and must retake the MCAT to continue into the second year of the program. Students must complete both years of the program to be eligible to matriculate into EVMS. ** 

 

Fall Semester: Year Two

Credit Hours

BM-536: Clinical Anatomy Foundations 4
BM-530: Foundations II* 5

BM-519: Presentation Skills and Professional Knowledge

3
Total 12

Spring Semester: Year Two

Credit Hours

BM-531: General Mechanisms of Disease* 6
BM-532: Skin, Muscle and Bone* 4

BM-533: Gastrointestinal System and Metabolism*

5
Total 15

*Indicates courses taken with first-year medical students.

**Although the program does not specify a specific MCAT score to be eligible to take the second year and complete the program, students will need a score of at least 503 and a 3.5 average GPA to be competitive for most allopathic medical schools. 

Foundational Science I*: BM-529

The Foundational Sciences 1 module introduces students to the molecular and biochemical underpinnings of cellular structure and function, and initiates the foundations of clinical practice through the conductance of a patient-centered interview. Students will apply the principles of cell structure and function to clinical scenarios.   

Foundational Science II*: BM-530

The Foundational Sciences 2 module addresses the fundamentals of organ structure and function, and builds upon the foundations of clinical practice laid in earlier modules. Students will be able to apply the principles and process of organ structure and function to effective practice.

Skin, Muscle and Bone*: BM-531

The Skin, Muscle and Bone module provides students with the tools to recognize the causes and potential diseases of the integumentary and musculoskeletal systems. Through integration of these systems, the students will develop the ability to diagnose and create management plans for diseases of skin, muscle, and bones based on signs, symptoms, complaints, and diagnostic results.

General Mechanisms of Disease*: BM-532

The General Mechanisms of Disease module serves as a transition from the foundational modules to the organ systems modules. It focuses on the general mechanisms of disease, introducing students to microbiology and infectious disease, principles for discriminating healthy from unhealthy conditions, and predicting clinical manifestations from available data. Students will interpret clinical data and prioritize differential diagnoses and management plans. Students will also conduct integrated and focused physical examinations based on chief complaint and history.

Gastrointestinal System and Metabolism*:  BM-533

The Gastrointestinal System and Metabolism module provides students with the tools to recognize causes and potential gastrointestinal and metabolic diseases. Students will develop the ability to develop diagnoses and management plans for gastrointestinal system and metabolic diseases based on signs, symptoms, complaints, and diagnostic results.

Clinical Anatomy Foundations: BM-536

Clinical Anatomy Foundations is a team based course designed to prepare students for a multitude of health profession careers from medical illustration and simulation to medicine. It is a unique blend of systems-based and regional instruction with a focus on clinical relevance. The course will require an active learner approach that involves flipped classrooms, small groups, multimedia, plastinated material, regional dissection, models and prosected cadavers, as well as ultrasounds. Each week students are expected to complete online preparatory modules prior to an hour of interactive flipped classroom. There is also a two hour lab experience per week to actively reinforce the week's learning objectives. This lab will take the form of small group interactive foundation stations and clinically relevant stations which students will rotate through in teams.

Presentation Skills and Professional Knowledge: BM-519

Presentation and Professional Knowledge Skills is a team based course covering non-academic aspects of the admissions process including practice interviews and history/vitals using standardized patients in small groups; application strategies; AMCAS application, personal statement; the role of health care team(various allied health professions) in delivering medical care; community medicine; coping skills (personality types, cultural issues, interview anxieties, effective study strategies, setting goals and failure);  ethics and health care economics.

MCAT Preparation: BM-534

The students will take an MCAT preparation course taught by Kaplan Test Prep during the spring of year 1. EVMS faculty advisors and academic counselors will monitor students’ progress in the course. 

Clinical Shadowing & Service Learning: BM-524-525 

Clinical Shadowing and Service Learning opportunities are included throughout the first year of this program.  The Medical Master’s Program will arrange 3+ hours/week of shadowing and 4+ hours/week of service learning experiences.  Participation in these activities will be monitored by EVMS faculty advisors and academic counselors. Transportation is not provided; students must have their own means of transportation.

Medical Humanities and Ethics: BM-535

To see patients as whole persons in contexts and in relationships thereby preserving the innate empathy and sensitivity that brought students to medical school in the first place.   

Social & Behavioral Sciences for Public Health: MPH-611

This course is a social and behavioral sciences core course for the MPH program. Psychological, social, and cultural concepts and models relevant to health and disease in society are reviewed and critiqued. The course will enable students to describe core theoretical perspectives from each of the social science disciplines of psychology, sociology, and anthropology. Students will learn how to select and apply appropriate social and behavioral models to the design of public health interventions and policies. The course will also cover existing social inequalities in health status related to race, social class, and gender, and the critical intersection between social risk factors, behavioral risk factors, and the development and implementation of public health interventions. Social ecological models that influence population health at multiple levels are emphasized.

Principles Of Epidemiology: MPH-614

An introduction to epidemiology as a body of knowledge and a method for analyzing community health problems. Emphasis is on how to measure and describe the health of populations, the natural history of diseases in population groups, standardization of rates, sources of data, study designs, measurements of risk, evaluation of screening tests, causal inferences and outbreak investigation. Lectures, reading and individual and group assignments.

Contemporary Human Histology: BM-537

Description TBD