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Biomedical Sciences

Why Pursue Training and a Career in the Biomedical Sciences?

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If your passion is the life sciences, particularly its practical application in health care or in research, a foundation in biomedical sciences offers a wide career path. Scientists in the biomedical field are frontrunners in today's sophisticated and increasingly skilled medical and research arenas.

The success of PCOM’s Biomedical Sciences program is defined by the success of its students. The program focuses on the development of a solid knowledge base with an emphasis on developing strong academic and professional skills.

Highlights of our program include:

  • We train and then validate that each student can successfully demonstrate the applications of his or her knowledge and skills in rigorous academic and professional settings. It is this training and validation that sets our program apart, as students leave us with a sense of confidence and purpose having experienced their growth in a meaningful and personal manner.
  • The program’s faculty are experts in their fields while the PCOM healthcare and medical school atmosphere offers a collaborative learning framework with exposure to multiple medical-related disciplines.
  • Program offerings span both PCOM campuses in Suwanee, GA and Philadelphia, PA.

Our graduates have a high acceptance rate into professional degree programs and various career paths (sampling below).

Professional Schools

  • Osteopathic Medicine
  • Allopathic Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Podiatry
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy

Research, Technology & Industry

  • Medical Technology
  • Biotechnology
  • Biomedical Research and Development
  • Pharmaceutics (biomedical technologist, pharmaceutical sales representative, etc.)

Civil Service, Education & Policy

  • PhD Programs in Science
  • Science Teaching
  • Scientific Writing Editing
  • Healthcare Policy
  • Forensic Medicine
  • Public Health/Epidemiology
  • Medical Law
  • Medical Ethics
  • Administration
  • Investigator (forensic, accident scene, social services)

Allied Health

  • Physician Assistant
  • Nursing
  • Technician (laboratory, imaging, physical therapy, etc.)

The Program

The Master of Science (MS) degree program in Biomedical Sciences provides an opportunity for students to pursue appropriate graduate studies in which they obtain additional preparation and credentialing necessary for further professional studies and training and knowledge base development appropriate for careers in the biomedical sciences and teaching.

The integrated curriculum establishes a broad-based biomedical science foundation from which students receive rigorous professional skills training within a learning environment that emphasizes applications to human medical, biotechnological, research, and clinical models. The program’s faculty are experts in their fields while the PCOM healthcare and medical school atmosphere offers a collaborative learning framework with exposure to multiple medical-related disciplines.

The Master of Science (MS) in Biomedical Sciences is designed to be completed in two years but may be extended upon approval of the Program Directors. The foundation year of the program focuses on developing each student’s biomedical sciences and professional skills base while providing them the opportunity to demonstrate their professional and academic potential by improving and confirming their academic credentials. The first year of the program also helps each student to strengthen and increase their understanding of basic biomedical principles and content through exposure to the interdisciplinary perspectives they will be expected to excel in as future professionals. Students enter as MS degree candidates and, upon completion of the first year of study, may progress to one of the several second-year degree concentrations described below or elect to receive a certificate of graduate study. Additionally, students who wish to engage in a two-year research experience may apply to the Two-Year Master of Biomedical Science Thesis Research option available at the GA-PCOM.

Concentration Options

The second year of the program allows students the flexibility to complete their Master of Science Degree on either campus in one of professional areas (concentrations) listed below:

Students may pursue a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) either during or after the completion of the second year concentration their Master of Science degree.

 

Last Updated: 5/1/15