Master of Science in Medical Health Sciences
Welcome to the Master of Science in Medical Health Sciences (MSMHS) program
at Touro University California
This program is designed to enrich a student's academic knowledge base as well as
to strengthen a prospective medical student's credentials for admission to medical
school. This one-year program consists of a rigorous graduate curriculum in the basic medical sciences and a semester long research
The faculty at Touro University are committed to education and the development of innovative and effective educational strategies. Students will engage in a rigorous graduate curriculum, consisting of courses in all areas of basic sciences: Anatomy, Biochemistry, Neuroscience, Physiology, Cell Biology, Pharmacology, and Immunology and Microbiology. The content and rigor of these courses will be similar to medical school and will therefore offer students a sense of the challenges of a medical school curriculum.
In addition to spring semester coursework, students will participate in a research internship in the spring semester with one of the faculty. This internship will culminate in an oral and written presentation. Students will have a broad range of research areas to choose from, including drug design for HIV, microbiology, ion channels, cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, neuronal development, obesity, and public health.
After completion of the program, a student will have increased his/her basic medical science knowledge base, will have been fully engaged in a research project, and will have a much stronger application to medical school.
We welcome any inquiries regarding our campus and our program and look forward to your participation in this program.
The Mission of the Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine (TUCOM) Master of Science in Medical Sciences (MSMHS) program is to provide opportunities to enhance a student's credentials for entry into healthcare and scientific professions by offering a strong, challenging biomedical science core curriculum that is complemented by a mentored research internship experience. The curriculum is enhanced by a campus environment providing opportunities to participate in an exciting array of extracurricular clinical, education, research, and community service activities available to Touro students.
Alan Miller, Ph.D.
Program Director, Master of Science in Medical Health Sciences
Associate Professor, College of Osteopathic Medicine
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