The Master of Science in Medical Sciences (MSMS) is an integrated, multidisciplinary interdepartmental program in the basic medical sciences. Providing trainees with a broad-based, one-year core curriculum, the program is designed to improve their academic credentials for admission to professional schools.
Each year, over 100,000 college graduates take the Medical School Admissions Test (MCAT). In doing so, they will be competing for some 25,000 first-year medical school seats. Graduates of our MSMS program have consistently improved their MCAT scores, as well as had their academic record and admission credentials enhanced.
Often students arriving at medical school are caught off guard by the speed at which an enormous amount of material is covered – and by the fact they are hearing so many new terms and concepts. Because the MSMS curriculum mirrors the first year of medical school, our graduates spend less time during their first year of medical school trying to learn what a term is, and more time understanding what it does. As a result, during their time at PHSU’s medical school, MSMS graduates outperform traditional students on USMLE Step 1 scores.
“Applying to medical school is a holistic process. Our MSMS graduates have better academic profiles. They interview and show better. And they have a much better chance for acceptance.”
Emil R., Vice President of Student Affairs
“The material is clear and comprehensive, the instructors knowledgeable and caring. I'm very pleased with my experience at PHSU.”
Zuberdina D., Second Year Medical Student
At Ponce-St. Louis, we provide an extremely robust educational experience. Our MSMS program has the ability to track and predict your academic success with a stunning accuracy. How do we do this? You will experience and cover virtually all material associated with the first year of medical school. And, in doing so, you will answer thousands of questions. We’ll track every answer to every question. The data collected daily from you and all your classmates through testing, combined with the data from all previous MSMS students is then used to measure your comprehension identity subjects where you need help and highlight areas where you excel.
Applicants are required to submit their MCAT results and have a minimum 2.70 GPA on a 4.0 scale. A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university is required that includes the following coursework: