Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences was established to provide educational and research opportunities for students in a variety of different career paths. Degrees offered include Master of Medical Science, Master of Science in Biomedical Science, Master of Science in Medical Education, Master of Science in Nursing, Doctorate of Anatomy Education, Doctorate of Medical Microbiology Education, Doctorate of Pharmacy Education, and Doctorate of Medical Education.
The Master of Medical Science program is offered at both the Erie and Bradenton campuses and provides coursework integrating basic and clinical sciences. The Master of Science in Biomedical Science program is offered at the Erie campus to students enrolled in the College of Medicine and offers a structured curriculum to students interested in a career as a physician-researcher. The Master of Science in Medical Education is an online program that creates educator-scholar leaders and education specialists. The Master of Science in Nursing-Clinical Nurse Leader Program is delivered entirely through distance education with the clinical component completed at a facility within the LECOM Clinical Affiliate Network that is closest to the student’s home, or their employer.
The doctoral programs in Anatomy, Medical Microbiology, Pharmacy, and Medical Education are offered at the Erie campus and provide opportunities for students to become subject-matter experts, receive formal training in educational practice, and conduct an original educational-based dissertation project.
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Looking to continue your education as a current student or a working professional? Grow in your education with one of LECOM’s Graduate School of Biomedical Science programs. We offer degrees including Master of Medical Science, Master of Science in Biomedical Science, Master of Science in Medical Education, Master of Science in Nursing-Clinical Nurse Leader, Doctorate of Anatomy Education, Doctorate of Medical Microbiology Education, Doctorate of Pharmacy Education, and Doctorate of Medical Education.
The MSMEd program is for those who desire to become educator-scholar leaders with emphasis on teaching the next generation of healthcare providers, patient education, leadership and research. Past students included current medical, pharmacy, and dental students, transitional rotating interns, international medical school graduates (IMGs), and off-cycle medical school graduates who desired to strengthen their applications for residency by having a thesis-based research project, designated research mentor, and conference presentations.MORE ABOUT THE Master of Science in Medical Education
The Doctoral Program in Medical Education produces medical education scholars for academic and clinical institutions. With the increasing number of new osteopathic and allopathic medical schools and residency programs, expertise in academic leadership, accreditation, administration, faculty development, and research/scholarship are of increasing importance. This program builds upon the foundation developed from the LECOM Master of Science in Medical Education program to develop doctoral-level educator-scholar leaders. Its innovative curriculum is delivered online to provide temporal and spatial flexibility for busy professionals.MORE ABOUT THE Doctoral Program in Medical Education
LECOM offers a one-year, non-thesis Master of Medical Science (MMS) degree in Erie, PA, and the Bradenton, FL campus. The mission of the MMS program is 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.MORE ABOUT THE Master of Medical Science
A shortage of Anatomy Educators with advanced degrees in the United States has led to an increasing need for qualified educators to teach anatomical sciences at the undergraduate or doctoral level. As senior Ph.D. faculty members move into administrative roles or retire, and the number of osteopathic and allopathic medical schools and physician assistant and nurse practitioner programs increases, the demand for Anatomy Educators will continue to grow demonstrating a definite need for Doctoral level Anatomy Educators.MORE ABOUT THE Doctoral Program in Anatomy Education
The Doctoral Program in Medical Microbiology Education (DME) is designed to prepare students to become teaching faculty at the undergraduate and graduate levels. With the increasing number of new allopathic and osteopathic medical schools and other advanced medical degree programs, such as physician assistant and nurse practitioner programs, opening in the United States, a larger number of teaching faculty will be needed.MORE ABOUT THE Doctoral Program in Medical Microbiology Education
The Doctoral Program in Pharmacy Education (DPE) features an innovative curriculum designed to train students in pharmaceutical and clinical sciences, pedagogical principles, and scholarship of teaching and learning. Students will complete laboratory-based, lecture-based, and online coursework in pharmaceutics, pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, pharmacotherapeutics, drug information, and educational theory; as well as teaching practicums, journal clubs, and educational research.MORE ABOUT THE Doctoral Program in Pharmacy Education
The LECOM Master of Science in Nursing – Clinical Nurse Leader (MSN-CNL) full time curriculum consists of 16 courses taken over 4, or 8 terms, semesters which will earn the student 45 credit hours and 500 clinical leadership hours to earn a Master of Science in Nursing and coursework to become certified as a Clinical Nurse Leader. The curriculum is divided into 3 distinct domains, which concludes with the MSN-Clinical Nurse Leader Capstone Project, in which students will develop either a policy change or intervention to be tested during their clinical practicum and present for defense as well as at a National Nursing Leadership conference to compete scholarship requirements for both a Masters and certification as a CNL. Additionally, students will submit manuscript for publication prior to earning their degree. Essential core, clinical core and specialization core courses will meet all requirements for both CNL certification and American Association of Colleges of Nursing. All didactic content will be delivered virtually, with clinical hours completed with leadership preceptor(s) chosen and approved within the area in which they reside.MORE ABOUT THE Master of Science in Nursing
LECOM offers a research-focused curriculum concurrent with the DO program for students who desire a strong research background and/or are interested in a career as a physician-researcher. The MSBS program is a graduate-level program for medical students that serves as a structured research experience. Through coursework, research design, laboratory experience, and a comprehensive research project, the MSBS program will produce graduates qualified for clinical medicine able to develop independent research programs.MORE ABOUT THE Master of Science in Biomedical Science