Master of Science Degree in Medical Sciences

(formerly the Post-baccalaureate Premedical Program)

Please direct inquiries to:
Office of Recruitment and Outreach
Center for BioHealth, Suite 345
817-735-2789
E-mail:gotogradschool@unthsc.edu

The Master of Science program in Medical Sciences is designed to provide additional opportunities to those individuals who would like to enhance their credentials for entry into medical school by offering a strong, challenging biomedical science core curriculum in the environment of a health science center. 

The average time to complete the M.S. in Medical Sciences is twelve months (mid-May through mid-May). Each student is responsible for the completion of the requirements for Master of Science program in Medical Sciences according to the procedures that follow. Each item must be completed in the sequence and time period indicated. Forms are subject to revision at any time and should be obtained from the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences' web site.

Each student is responsible for the completion of the program according to the procedures that follow. Each item must be completed in the sequence and time period indicated. Forms are subject to revision at any time and should be obtained from the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences' web site.

Admissions Requirements:

Applicants must meet the General Admission Requirements for the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Information on the application and application process may be found on the GSBS Admissions website.

For this program, and only this program, the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) is required instead of the Graduate Record Examination. While not the only criterion considered in acceptance into medical school, the applicant should have a competitive MCAT score before the application deadline. In general, composite MCAT scores below 20 and individual subset scores below 6 are not competitive for medical school. 

If the applicant has plans to retake the MCAT for future medical school admissions, he/she should sit for the exam no later than August during the first semester of the year he/she enters the program.

PLEASE NOTE: MCAT scores cannot be sent electronically. The applicant must print his/her scores from the AAMC website, complete with verification code, and either fax or mail them to the admissions office.

For those individuals who are planning to qualify for consideration for medical school admission at TCOM as part of the program, the following are required:

  1. Successful completion of all undergraduate course requirements for TCOM as listed in the current catalog;
  2. Competitive undergraduate grade point average (In general, an overall undergraduate GPA below 3.0 is not considered competitive for medical school) and a GPA of 3.5 in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences' Medical Sciences program;
  3. Competitive MCAT score taken prior to the application deadline; and
  4. Completed medical school application submitted to the Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service (TMDSAS) and a secondary application submitted to the TCOM Office of Medical Student Admissions according to the TMDSAS and TCOM application deadlines.

Frequently Asked Questions - Admissions


 Curriculum

The following curriculum is required of all students enrolled in the Medical Sciences program beginning Summer 2012:

M.S. Degree Plan for Medical Sciences

Summer
BMSC 5100 Application Workshops3 1 SCH
BMSC 5400 Biostatistics 4 SCH
BMSC 5201 Clinical Practice Preceptorship3 2 SCH
BMSC 5390.001 Special Problems: Health Disparity Research and Education3 1 SCH
BMSC 5390.002, .003 or .004 Special Problems: MCAT Prep1,3 2 SCH
MOLB 5201.002 Introductory Biochemistry2 2 SCH





8-12 SCH

1Special Problems: MCAT Prep is required of all students in the Medical Sciences program. Students who have earned a score of 28 or higher or who have completed an MCAT prep course within the last six months may petition for a waiver of this requirement. To petition for a waiver, send an e-mail to gsbs@unthsc.edu. The course will be graded Pass/Fail.

2Introductory Biochemistry is an optional course that students may elect to take to review basic biochemistry. The course will be graded Pass/Fail.

3When completing the TMDSAS application, these courses are considered non-science.


Fall
BMSC 5301 Integrative Biomedical Sciences I: Principles of Biochemistry 3 SCH
BMSC 5302 Integrative Biomedical Sciences II: Molecular Cell Biology 3 SCH
BMSC 5303 Integrative Biomedical Sciences III: Immunology 2 SCH
BMSC 5231

Introduction to Health Disparities/Issues in the United States3

2 SCH
BMSC 5350 Principles of Epidemiology and Evidence-based Medicine3 3 SCH
CBAN 5400 Structural Anatomy I 2 SCH

Total
17 SCH

Spring
BMSC 5304 Integrative Biomedical Sciences IV: Physiology

5 SCH

BMSC 5305 Integrative Biomedical Sciences V: Pharmacology 2 SCH
BMSC 5121

Ethical, Legal and Social Issues for Responsible Clinical Research3

2 SCH
BMSC 5312

Introduction to Clinical Research & Studies3

3 SCH
CBAN 5401 Structural Anatomy II 5 SCH

Total
15 SCH


Total Required Courses
40 SCH

This page last updated 29th Oct 2013