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 structured clinical shadowing and volunteer experiences.

Fall Semester: Year One Credit Hours
BM530: Foundational Science II 8
MPH611: Social and Behavioral Sciences for Public Health 3
BM524: Clinical Shadowing/Service Learning 1
Total 12
Spring Semester: Year One Credit Hours
MPH614: Principles of Epidemiology 3
BM534: MCAT Prep 4
MPA 5341: Legal and Ethical Issues in Medicine 2
BM525: Clinical Shadowing/Service Learning 1
Total 10

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

Fall Semester: Year Two Credit Hours
BM536: Human Structure* 7
BM519: Presentation Skills and Professional Knowledge 3
Total 10
Spring Semester: Year Two Credit Hours
BM531: General Mechanisms of Disease* 6
BM532: Skin, Muscle and Bone* 4
BM533: 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. 

Course Descriptions

Fall Semester: Year One

Foundational Science II: BM530

Foundational Science II is a 17-week module divided into four blocks.  In the first block, molecular and cell biology will be reviewed.  In block two, metabolism and cell signaling will be covered.  In the third block, the interaction of cells with their environment will be explored, including the structure and function of tissues, electrical activity in cellular function, autonomic physiology and the basic principles of biostatistics and pharmacology will be introduced.  In the final block of the module, a brief introduction to microorganisms will be provided and then learning the foundations of immunology.  Together, the module will provide the foundational building blocks necessary to progress to subsequent modules in the curriculum. 

Social & Behavioral Sciences for Public Health: MPH611

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.

Clinical Shadowing & Service Learning: BM524 & BM525 

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.

Spring Semester: Year One

Principles Of Epidemiology: MPH614

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. This course includes lectures, reading and individual and group assignments.

MCAT Preparation: BM534

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. 

Legal and Ethical Issues in Medicine: MPA 5341

Examination of the relationships and impact of health law and medical ethics in healthcare by analyzing case studies of contemporary health issues.

Clinical Shadowing & Service Learning: BM524 & BM525 

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.

 

Fall Semester: Year Two

Human Structure: BM536

The Human Structure course is devoted to developing a three-dimensional understanding of the human body.  Information will be presented in various formats using online, live and interactive methods followed by a dissection of a human donor in the human anatomy laboratory.  This is a course designed for active, self-motivated learners who carry a strong professional drive to master the content.  Materials will cover the following:  1. Anatomical concepts and structures 2. Clinical applied anatomy 3. Medical imaging (plain film, CT, MRI, US) and 4. Developmental anatomy.

Presentation Skills and Professional Knowledge: BM519

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 healthcare 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 healthcare economics.

Spring Semester: Year Two

General Mechanisms of Disease: BM531

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.

Skin, Muscle and Bone: BM532

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.

Gastrointestinal System and Metabolism:  BM533

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.