Master of Science


Biomedical Sciences

The Masters in Biomedical Sciences program has been developed for students wanting to strengthen their academic credentials through graduate-level coursework to gain entrance into allopathic medical, osteopathic medical, dental, optometry, and other health professions programs.

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Overview
The emphasis of the MS in Biomedical Sciences program is to strengthen a student's academic credentials for entrance into Health Professions programs through graduate coursework.

The Post Bac Program at ACPHS has been developed to train students interested in pursuing careers in medicine, dentistry, optometry, physician assistant, pharmacy, etc to gain successful entry into Health Professions Programs.

The ACPHS Post Bac program includes a core set of science courses focused on a comprehensive and clinically relevant infectious disease pathway combined with Humanities courses that develop the intra- and interpersonal skills necessary to become a well-rounded Healthcare Professional.

The program offers career-interest flexibility with bioselectives in specific areas of focus and guidance from a Capstone Thesis Advisor from any ACPHS program. Additionally, this program includes a formal MCAT preparation program and has specifically designed workshops to help students prepare for Health Professions application.

The program provides students opportunities to add important real-world experience to their academic accomplishments by shadowing, volunteering, and working at three of Upstate New York's most prominent medical centers.
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coursework
MS in Biomedical Sciences is a 35 credit, one-year degree graduating

This interdisciplinary Post Bac program brings together basic, applied, and clinical scientists from departments across the College to provide students with a Biomedical Sciences education that gives students a strong foundation that is a springboard into top-tier Health Professions programs.

The Post Bac is a Capstone program that combines required and elective courses. This approach allows students to achieve success through completion of 29 science and 6 humanities credits. In addition to the course work, students in the Master's in Biomedical Sciences are required to attend Preparation in Health Professions workshops to develop their medical school application, interviewing skills, craft a personal statement and learn about the Admissions process for Health Professions schools.
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Capstone Project
The Master's in Biomedical Sciences curriculum requires all students to complete a three-credit capstone paper and presentation. ACPHS has designed the Post Bac capstone to showcase a student's skills in integrating- scientific reasoning, critical thinking, and communication with content and context from multiple disciplinary areas. Students may complete their capstone project in any department at the College, having the flexibility to tailor their project and paper towards career goals and interests.
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Life After ACPHS
The ACPHS Post Bac program emphasizes graduates' acceptance rates into top-tier health professions schools that will allow them to pursue careers in allopathic medicine, osteopathic medicine, dentistry, podiatry, optometry, and other medical professions.

Students benefit from the program director and faculty advisors engaging in formal and informal discussions with students about their career goals from the onset of the Biomedical Science program. This hands-on offered by program faculty ensures that graduates will have received unmatched academic preparation combined with real-world healthcare experience at nearby medical centers.

The fully integrated and comprehensive approach to a Post Bac education found at ACPHS equips graduates to pursue acceptance and enrollment in the country's best health professions schools or Ph.D. programs.