Master of Medical Science Curriculum

The MMS curriculum is designed to academically, scientifically, and professionally prepare students to be acceptable applicants into the LECOM College of Osteopathic Medicine, School of Dental Medicine, or School of Pharmacy.  Within this one-year, non-thesis program, students are exposed to a variety of biomedical science and healthcare courses.

The MMS program incorporates 38-credit hours of courses addressing concepts that are basic to the practice of osteopathic medicine, dental medicine, and pharmacy.   The program encompasses a total of 38 weeks of academic study as follows:

  • June – August (8 weeks of classes)
  • August – December (15 weeks of classes)
  • January – April (15 weeks of classes)

The following is a list of required courses, course numbers, and credit hours per course.

June 11,– August 3, 2018
Courses Credit Hours
Structural Anatomy 3
Biostatistics 2
Physiology 2
Introduction to Research 1
Subtotal 8
August 13, – November 30, 2018
Courses Credit Hours
Health Disparities 3
Biochemistry I 2
Physiology II 3
Epidemiology 3
Microbiology 4
Subtotal 15
January 14, – April 26, 2019
Courses Credit Hours
Biochemistry II 2
Medical Genetics 2
Functional Anatomy 3
Pathology 3
Behavioral Medicine 3
Evidence Based Problem Based Learning 2
Subtotal 15
Total 38