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, 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 current medical students and provides a structured curriculum to medical students interested in a career as a physician-researcher. The Master of Science in Medical Education is an online program and provides a structured curriculum to produce graduates as education specialists.

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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Continue to grow with LECOM

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, Doctorate of Anatomy Education, Doctorate of Medical Microbiology Education, Doctorate of Pharmacy Education, and Doctorate of Medical Education.

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Master of Science in Medical Education

The MSMEd program is for current medical, pharmacy, and dental students, transitional rotating interns, off-cycle graduates, and international medical graduates who desire to strengthen their applications for residency by having a thesis-based research project, designated research mentor, and additional skill sets centered around helping health care providers and patients learn. Also, students will learn a unique set of skills to support success in residency.

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Doctoral Program in Medical Education

The Doctoral Program in Medical Education produces designated 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.

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Master of Medical Science

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.

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Doctoral Program in Anatomy Education

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.

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Doctoral Program in Medical Microbiology 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.

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Doctoral Program in Pharmacy 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.

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Master of Science in Nursing - Clinical Nurse Leader

The LECOM Master of Science in Nursing – Clinical Nurse Leader (MSN-CNL) program is comprised of 16 courses separated by distinct domains that build upon the foundations of nursing practice, including: current trends and issues in health care systems and nursing services; clinical performance improvement that focuses on quality and care outcomes; and the delivery of a highly responsive, effective, efficient, and cost-conscious health care services.

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Master of Science in Biomedical Science

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.

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