New MS in Medical Physiology Post-Bacc Program at Case Western

Discussion in 'Postbaccalaureate Programs' started by Myuu, Mar 7, 2011.

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  1. Myuu

    Myuu 例えば、貴方の名前を忘れてしまうとか。 。。 Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    We are pleased to announce the creation of a new Post-Baccalaureate Master’s in Medical Physiology program in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Designed for students with a bachelor’s degree in a physical, chemical, or biological science who are seeking advanced training in the physiological sciences, typically in preparation for admission to a professional medical program (e.g. Medical School, Dental School) or a Ph.D. program. Learn more.

    Posted on behalf of:

    Dr. Thomas M. Nosek
    Director of Medical Education and Director of the Master’s in Medical Physiology Post-Baccalaureate
    Program, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Case Western Reserve University

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  3. bananaz

    bananaz 2+ Year Member

    May 9, 2010
    Can students with non-science degrees who have completed the medical school pre-requisite courses apply to this program?
  4. AdJournE


    May 24, 2011
    Bananaz, its all about demonstrating preparedness. Check out the application requirements at the hyperlink above. I talked with program advisors and it is clear that they put weight on preparedness, in particular upper level human science/biology courses. Because this program focuses on grad-level physiology and biophysics courses packed within a very rigorous time-frame, committees are keeping an eye out for strong track records in science/biology. My first degree was in an unrelated field (Mech. Engineering) but have pursued upper-level biomedical science courses to cover my bases, leading to a dual degree. It worked! So I would definately consider courses beyond the standard premed stuff and go for junior/senior-levels: molec bio, biochem, cell bio, immunobio, etc... of course, time providing ;) As of yet, I have not started classes, so be sure to contact the program directly for the best feedback. They are very helpful!
    Last edited: May 24, 2011
  5. DancinSarah

    DancinSarah 2+ Year Member

    Mar 5, 2010
    sounds like an interesting program. is there any type of linkage to case medical school?
  6. Myuu

    Myuu 例えば、貴方の名前を忘れてしまうとか。 。。 Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    Typically, the grad programs here do not offer linkage.:oops::xf::luck:
  7. MedChallenge

    MedChallenge hook 'em 2+ Year Member

    Apr 2, 2011
    How is OOS tuition?
  8. Myuu

    Myuu 例えば、貴方の名前を忘れてしまうとか。 。。 Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    Case is a private school.
  9. skglaso

    skglaso 2+ Year Member

    Feb 23, 2011
    I just got accepted to this program and it seems like the tuition is ~35k if you finish the program in 2 semesters.
  10. eclecticlife


    Jun 6, 2011
  11. Myuu

    Myuu 例えば、貴方の名前を忘れてしまうとか。 。。 Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    Welcome to Case!:)
  12. eclecticlife


    Jun 6, 2011
    Aw thanks! I am pretty excited... and nervous!
  13. tley1115

    tley1115 2+ Year Member

    Aug 24, 2010

    this is absolutely correct. I spoke with Dr. Nosek today and he explained to me how critically they look at a student's ability to handle graduate level bio-medical course work. I would highly suggest making that stand out in your application above other things if anyone is still waiting to hear back.

    I got accepted today and am attending this fall!! Can't wait to meet everyone!
  14. Imagoober

    Imagoober New Member 10+ Year Member

    Feb 23, 2005
    Just wanted to know if anyone applied to medical school while in this program and if there were any informal linkages or higher chances of receiving an interview to CWRU SOM? I am finishing up the BU MAMS program, but am looking into this program, since it's slightly different from what I did - only 1 semester of general Med Phys at BU. Any feedback from current CWRU MS'ers is very much appreciated! :D
  15. jgrek

    jgrek 5+ Year Member

    Dec 5, 2011
    Dont see an application thread for this program so hopefully someone responds here. Ive got 3.25 GPA, sGPA is a little lower. 30P mcat. good amount of ECs... spent two summers interning at a biotech, another summer as a paid research assistant at weill-cornell medical school in NYC. Got to serve as an undergrad TA twice: first for vertebrate anatomy lab, then lead discussion section for environmental studies class. Volunteered at two diff hospitals in emergency room, and GI surgery. Also coached a kids soccer team this past fall. Solid recs (one of my profs just got promoted to Dean at U of Florida). I just turned my app in last week. Thoughts on my chances?
  16. Myuu

    Myuu 例えば、貴方の名前を忘れてしまうとか。 。。 Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    There are no linkages, though the offices are in frequent communication.
  17. FlowerBomb


    Apr 10, 2012
    Are there any current MSstudents who will be going to the SOM this year? Very curious about how the inaugural class is doing.
  18. NNM


    Jul 2, 2011

    I am curious about this program and wanted to find out the following information. I am a senior at CSUEB applying this year, as an undergrad, my problem is my MCAT score, so what does this program offer that would help me improve my MCAT score? Any MCAT prep so forth?
  19. anxiousw

    anxiousw 5+ Year Member

    Aug 22, 2009
    Any updates on this? I'm also very curious. How many people applied / were accepted to at least 1 MD school; or DO school?
  20. spiralina

    spiralina 5+ Year Member

    Sep 22, 2010
    @ FlowerBom & anxiousw

    at least 1 person got accepted this cycle: 1 to the University of Washington-Seattle SOM and 1 to the Case Western Dental school. However, take these # with a grain of salt.
    The program is ideally completed in 2 years. The applicants were 1 year programmers and submitted their AMCAS application only a couple months into the program, therefore the benefit of the program isn't evident. Their previous undergraduate performance probably had a larger factor in med school admissions). ~40-50 students were enrolled in the 2011 year (the first class undergoing this program) and of these 40-50, only a handful (<10 ppl) applied.Therefore the best measure of the benefit and strength of this program will be evident summer 2013.

    That being said, I'd recommend you'd talk to the the admissions counselors to see whether the program is apt for your needs.
  21. FlowerBomb


    Apr 10, 2012
    Thanks for the detailed reply!
  22. Dr Turkelton

    Dr Turkelton 5+ Year Member

    Jul 5, 2011
    Is anyone applying to this program for the fall? It looks great but it's hard finding info about it, anyone know how competitive it is? Or any current students in it willing to share their experiences?
  23. SavantFtw

    SavantFtw 2+ Year Member

    Jul 19, 2012
  24. dreamer01


    May 3, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2013
  25. Pinky642


    Nov 9, 2013
    Does anyone know what the difference is between the MS in Pathology and the MS in Med Phys, besides the obvious coursework? Do they both count as an SMP? If one or the other better for applying to med school later? Please let me know :) Thank you!

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