Why Pursue Training and a Career in the Biomedical Sciences?
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
- 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).
- Osteopathic Medicine
- Allopathic Medicine
- Veterinary Medicine
Research, Technology & Industry
- Medical Technology
- 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
- Investigator (forensic, accident scene, social services)
- Physician Assistant
- Technician (laboratory, imaging, physical therapy, etc.)
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
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.
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
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.