The Master of Arts in Biomedical Science offered by Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona is designed for students who need an additional opportunity to improve their credentials and MCAT score to be more competitive for medical school.
There is a guaranteed interview and acceptance to some of the affiliated professional programs.
One reason to pursue your MA at Midwestern University is that many applicants may not be accepted to medical school not because they are unqualified, rather because of the limited availability of spots in medical school.
This MA in Biomedical Sciences will allow you to become a stronger candidate for medical school because of your newfound exposure to the biomedical sciences and opportunity to strengthen your academics.
Although, not necessary it is preferable that premedical students arrive with a Bachelor degree based in the major sciences.
If your grades were not the best as an undergraduate student then coming to Glendale, Arizona should be high on your list.
All students will complete a minimum of 45 quarter hour courses in the basic sciences and medical ethics. Typical courses include:
The capstone course is basically a literature-based thesis on a topic of your choice (generally a disease condition), followed by a presentation in a seminar format.
Each quarter students are required to take elective courses to bring their total quarter credits to 15. Electives cover a variety of disciplines; include other biomedical science courses and professional preparation courses (MCAT or PCAT Preparation, Health Career Planning, Medical Terminology, Learning Styles and Assessment, etc).
To be eligible for the Biomedical Science degree you will need to complete the typical coursework required for admission into medical, dental, or pharmacy school, which may include:
These courses must be completed at "C" level or better ("C-" not accepted).
Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis but it is expected that applicants will complete their applications by no later than July 15.