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 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.

Fall Semester: Year One

Credit Hours

BM529: Foundational Science I* 5

MPH611: Social and Behavioral Sciences for Public Health

3

PATH513: Histology for Health Professions

2
BM524: Clinical Shadowing/Service Learning 1
Total 11

Spring Semester: Year One

Credit Hours

MPH614: Principles of Epidemiology
BM534: MCAT Prep 4
MPA 5341: Legal and Ethical Issues in Medicine 2
BM525: Clinical Shadowing/Service Learning 1
BM535: Medical Humanities and Ethics 3
Total 13

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

BM536: Human Structure 10
BM530: Foundational Science II* 5

BM519: Presentation Skills and Professional Knowledge

3
Total 18

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 I: BM529

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.

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.

Histology for Health Professions: PATH313

This course provides students with an understanding of the normal architecture of cells and an opportunity to gain appreciation of how cellular components specialize to form primary tissues, and of how these tissues give rise to organs and organ systems.  The course allows for the evaluation of the structure-function relationships in normal cells, tissues, and organs.  Students will acquire morphological pattern recognition and cell/tissue/organ identification skills at the light microscopic level and to a lesser extent at the electron microscope level through a lecture-lab combination, systems-based approach.  Students will be introduced to proper use of a light microscope and essentials of microscopy.  Utilizing light microscopes in a laboratory setting and on-line tutorials to recognize the morphology of structures, students will relate these structures to their function. 

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.

Medical Humanities and Ethics: BM535

Students will learn 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.

 

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.

Foundational Science II: BM530

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.

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: BM532

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: BM531

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.