Medical Sciences M.S. Program Overview

The Master of Science in Medical Sciences (MSMS) (pending SACSCOC approval) at Marymount University is designed to prepare you for a successful career in medicine. This unique program strengthens scientific skills, improves scores on entrance exams, including the MCAT, and gives you a competitive advantage for applying or re-applying to medical or other competitive health professional schools.

The program is offered in collaboration with Ponce Health Sciences University (PHSU), a locally and regionally accredited university through Middle States Commission on Higher Education and the Liaison Committee on Medical Education.

The MSMS program at MU is an intense, full-time academic experience. Students are strongly advised not to have outside employment during the year of this program in order to meet the rigorous requirements of a first-year medical school curriculum.

Students will engage with recorded video lectures from medical experts at PHSU, as well as participate in virtual labs. Time in class is reserved for group discussions, clinical scenarios, and feedback sessions with professors.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate advanced knowledge in the basic sciences (Anatomy, Biochemistry, Histology, Microbiology, Neuroscience, and Physiology).
  2. Recognize ethical and legal dilemmas in biomedical science.
  3. Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills when working with a team.

Predicting Student Success

Comprehensive student data is collected to evaluate students and accurately predict their likelihood of success in medical school. In this process, student responses to in-class questions, homework, and exams are tracked, giving detailed performance insight.

Using this data, students can:

  • Identify their personal strengths and weaknesses, determining which health care career might suite them best
  • Receive feedback and personalized reports detailing their performance on classwork, homework, and exams
  • View their USMLE Step 1 Board Exam performance prediction

Interested in learning more?

Contact the Office of Graduate Admissions for more information


Graduate Admissions Coordinator
(703) 284-5905
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