George Mason University and Georgetown University jointly offer two programs designed for individuals who would like or need to augment their academic credentials to qualify for acceptance to medical, dental or other health related schools.
The post-baccalaureate Advanced Biomedical Sciences Certificate is a 9-month program that is particularly beneficial for those who have all of the prerequisite courses for medical or dental school (biology, chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, math), but otherwise may have a modest science background (non-science majors, for example), modest grades in sciences as undergraduates, and/or may also need to improve their Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) or Dental Admissions Test (DAT) scores.
The program includes preparation for professional examinations (MCAT, DAT) and outstanding advising and support towards students’ goals.
Applicants are expected to have a earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university, the desire to pursue a career in medicine or dentistry, and overall credentials suitable for acceptance to graduate programs in the College of Science at George Mason University and the Georgetown University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. The program begins with the fall semester, and all classes are held at the state-of-the-art Prince William Campus.
The joint MS in Biomedical Sciences is a 34 credit 11 month program that is ideal for those seeking enhancement of their academic records prior to admission to medical school. Applicants must have completed all prerequisite courses for medical/dental school (biology, chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, and math). Ideal candidates for the M.S. in Biomedical Sciences Program should hold a BA or BS degree in biology, chemistry, physics, or a related field from an accredited university with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applicants must present one of the following official acceptable test scores: MCAT (minimum 27) or GRE General Test combined score of 308 (148 Quantitative and 160 Verbal, which is equal to 1200 old combined score), with MCAT score preferred. In addition, applicants are required to submit 3 letters of recommendation or a pre-medical committee letter; statement of desire to pursue a career in medicine, biomedical research or a related field; a self assessment or department form, a completed Mason graduate application (on-line application is preferable) along with a the appropriate application fee; two copies of official transcripts from each institution attended; and a resume. Candidates interested in medicine should have substantial and relevant clinical experiences. Candidates interested in biomedical research should have substantial and relevant research experiences.
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