UVM’s Master of Medical Science degree is a 30-credit, one-year, on-campus program, which includes a cohesive set of core courses that cover the major biomedical disciplines and provides the foundation of understanding how the human body works. It covers the fundamentals of biochemistry, cell biology, physiology, pharmacology, biostatistics and human anatomy course that prepares graduates well for medical and other health professional school curriculum. While designed to be completed in 1 year, our flexible curriculum allows for a part time option.
Students must complete a comprehensive exam, integrating their knowledge of core course material in a written paper, by their end of their final semester in the program.
Students may contact us directly regarding our linkage opportunities.
One Year Sample Schedule
This course flow allows students to complete the MMS degree in 1 year (student can take ANNB 300 either at the start of the program (summer start) or the end of the program (fall start).
|ANNB 300 Anatomy (6 credits)||BIOC 301 General Biochemistry (3 credits)||BIOC 302 General Biochemistry (3 credits)|
|MPBP 301 Human Physiology & Pharmacology (4 credits)||CLBI 301 Cell Biology (3 credits)|
|PHRM 308 Integrative Physiology and Pharmacology (3 credits)||Capstone (2 credits)|
|Elective OR Biostatistics (3 credits)||Elective OR Biostatistics (3 credits)|
Two Year Sample Schedule
This course flow allows students to complete the MMS degree in 2 years.
|Year 1 Fall||Year 1 Spring|
|PHRM 308 Integrative Physiology and Pharmacology (3 credits)||CLBI 301 Cell Biology (3 credits)|
|MPBP 301 Human Physiology & Pharmacology (4 credits)||RAD 396 Radiological Anatomy (3 credits)|
|Elective (3 credits)|
|Year 2 Fall||Year 2 Spring|
|BIOC 301 General Biochemistry (3 credits)||BIOC 302 General Biochemistry (3 credits)|
|PH 303 Biostatistics (3 credits)||Capstone (2 credits)|
|Elective (3 credits)|
MMS Curriculum Requirement
* Designates Core Course. No substitutions allowed.
This course curriculum is 30 credits and designed to enhance students’ academic portfolio and increase their success in the health related fields.
|MMS Required CORE Courses (subject to change)||Fall||Spring||Summer|
|BIOC 301 General Biochemisty I||✔|
|MPBP 301 Human Physiology & Pharmacology||✔|
|PHRM 308 Integrative Physiology and Pharmacology||✔|
|BIOC 302 General Biochemisty II||✔|
|CLBI 301 Cell Biology||✔|
|Additional Course Requirements||Fall||Spring||Summer|
|Anatomy||ANNB 300 Human Gross Anatomy or||✔|
|RAD 396 Radiological Anatomy||✔|
|Biostatistics||PH 303 Biostatistics I: Applied Research in Public Health or||✔||✔||✔|
|CTS 320 Analyze Clinical & Translational Research||✔|
|CTS 325 Multi Analysis Clin&Trans Research||✔|
|MPBP/PHRM 390 Capstone (optional)||✔|
(common electives listed below)
|OBGY 200 Understanding Human Pregnancy||✔|
|MMG 233 Genetics and Genomics||✔|
|PHRM 240 Molecules to Medicine||✔|
|SURG 200 Emergency Medicine Research I||✔|
|PHRM 200 Medical Canabis||✔|
|Public Health Courses||✔||✔||✔|
Disciplines within The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont offer a variety of courses at the graduate level. Some of these courses are offered on a rotating basis. Please refer to the registrar’s website for up-to-date course offerings: https://www.uvm.edu/registrar. Any of the following courses that list prerequisites should have been met prior to registration. Below is a non-exhaustive list of electives for consideration.
BIOC 351 Proteins I: Structure and Function
BIOC 352 Protein/Nucleic Acid Interactions
BIOC 354 Nucleic Acids
BIOC 372 Cancer Biology
CTS 302 Quality Health Care
CTS 305 Cell to Society I *
CTS 306 Cell to Society II *
MMG 222 Clinical Microbiology
MMG 223 Immunology
MMG 225 Eukaryotic Virology
MMG 233 Genetics and Genomics
MPBP 310 Molecular Control of the Cell
NSCI 302 Neuroscience**
PATH 303 Translational Pathology
PH 301 Public Health & Health Policy
PH 302 Epidemiology I
PH 304 Environmental Public Health
PH 305 Policy Org & Financing of Health Care
PH 306 Social & Behavioral Public Health
PH 312 Food Systems & Public Health
PH 313 Public Health and Social Justice
PHRM 200 Medical Cannibis
PHRM 201 Introduction to Pharmacology^
PHRM 240 Molecules and Medicine^
PHRM 272 Toxicology^
PHRM 290 Topics in Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology^
PHRM 305 Milestones in Pharmacology*^
SURG 301 Immunity and Host Defense
*2 credits (it is anticipated that students would enroll in CTS 305 in the fall and CTS 306 in the spring)
** 4 credits
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