Finding a master’s program that gave him the best possibility to get into medical school and specialize as a neurologist or pediatrician led Ghassan Mohsin from the shores of Lake Erie to the mountains of Virginia.
Mohsin, a 2012 graduate of the University of Buffalo, The State University of New York, is a current Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) masters in biomedicine student. His experience as an undergraduate double major in pharmacology/toxicology and biological sciences didn’t begin to compare to the opportunities he’s finding at EMU.
“The research opportunities here – working one on one with my professor – are top notch,” said Mohsin. “A small university like EMU provides so much more than a larger university setting.”
Over the past 10 years, more than 90 percent of EMU students who completed EMU’s pre-medical program were accepted into medical school, compared to the national average of 49 percent. EMU’s MA in biomedicine – now completing its first year – anticipates similar success rates for students who complete the two-year residential program.
About the MA in Biomedicine program
The post-baccalaureate MA biomedicine offers three tracks:
- MA in biomedical science prepares graduates for entrance into medical, dental, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant, and other graduate level health care schools with doctoral programs.
- MA in biomedical teaching prepares graduates to teach in a community college or trade school, or enhance teaching skills in a secondary setting.
- MA in biomedical leadership prepares graduates for administrative work within a health care, clinic, or other biomedical setting.
Applications for enrollment in the MA in biomedicine for fall 2013 are still being accepted. Find out more at: emu.edu/ma-biomed/