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Marshall University Biomed Virtual Grad School Fair October 5

Posted by Tim on September 28, 2016 in Academic Presentations, Academics, Event, Graduate School Programs, Networking

On Wednesday, October 5, 12pm to 5:30pm EST the Office of Research and Graduate Education will be hosting an online chat room at the Biomed Virtual Grad School Fair representing the following Marshall University’s Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine graduate programs:

  • MD/PhD
  • Biomedical Sciences PhD
  • Biomedical Sciences Research MS
  • Biomedical Sciences MS Medical Sciences emphasis (med school prep program)
  • Clinical and Translational Science, MS

Students may register at

I hope you will send your best and brightest students to visit online with us about the programs we offer and how Marshall could fit into their future graduate studies.

Marshall’s Biomedical Sciences (BMS) Graduate Program offers a PhD and both a thesis and non-thesis MS. Please take a moment to learn more…

Biomedical Sciences PhD:

  • Rotation requirement – minimum of three labs, each at least 120 hours
  • The PhD program (is optional for Research MS) begins in mid-summer so students can experience Biomedical Sciences Preparation for Graduate Academics (PGA) Boot Camp, begin their first rotation, get to know their cohort, and acclimate to the Huntington area
  • Our primary goal through biomedical sciences is to use a translational research approach to help reduce the numerous health disparities of the Appalachian patient population and to improve health outcomes for our region.
  • NEW Application Deadline for the PhD Program!
    • Priority Deadline of November 15 and applications will be accepted until the class is full.
  • Accepted PhD students will receive an annual stipend, tuition remission, and health insurance.The current stipend is $25,000 per year. 

 Biomedical Sciences MS with an area of emphasis in Medical Sciences:

  • No MCAT or GRE required
  • Pathway Program – Requirements
    • The Medical Sciences program is now an official Pathway Program into the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine (JCESOM)
    • Have a minimum 3.4 GPA in the Medical Sciences program at the time of the Marshall medical school interview and graduate with a 3.4 GPA
    • Pass the MS comprehensive exam on the first attempt in May of the second year of the program
  • Pathway Program – Benefits
    • Gain an interview at JCESOM without an MCAT score (If applicant takes the MCAT and meets the other Pathway Program requirements then the MCAT will not be considered)
    • Receive a program letter of support
    • Out-of-state applicants will be interviewed at the same time as in-state students, regardless of residency. JCESOM tuition cost will be based on residency status.
  • Application Deadline – Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis with a deadline of June 1
  • Two year master’s degree

Clinical and Translational Science, MS

  • First class enrolled in Fall 2016
  • The goal is to equip our students with the information and training necessary to translate basic advances into improved patient care that will enhance the quality of life for patients in the Appalachian region.
  • Graduates of Marshall’s CTS MS program will be able to lead all aspects of clinical trials of new drugs and procedures.
  • Application Deadline – April 1
  • Scholarships available – Competitive application for accepted students
  • This program may be used as stepping stone to medical school