Mohsin, pictured right, alongside Greta Ann Herin, PhD, (left) associate professor of biology at EMU, and undergraduate biology student Autumn Berry of Raphine, Va. The group gave a presentation during the Suter Science Center Campaign tour of the student research labs on March 25, 2013. (Photo by Lindsey Kolb)

Hands-On Research Sets EMU Biomedicine Program Apart

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:

  1. 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.
  2. MA in biomedical teaching prepares graduates to teach in a community college or trade school, or enhance teaching skills in a secondary setting.
  3. 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: