This month, Bellarmine University is launching a new Master of Health Science in Biomedical Sciences program. This accelerated master’s degree is designed to enhance students’ medical school application. Students also may use the credential for a career in pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, health education, health care administration and other fields.
The program will include MCAT preparation and career advisement in a combination of face-to-face clinical immersion sessions and online instruction.
Over the course of one calendar year, students will receive face-to-face instruction at Bellarmine for a 9-credit intensive summer session, and two 13-credit semesters of online instruction with clinical immersion. Among the elective course offerings is a 3-credit course on medical school preparation.
It’s become increasingly difficult to gain entry into medical school in recent years. About half of all applicants fail to do so for various reasons. This type of academic record enhancement program can help.
“It’s more than just GPA and MCAT scores,” said Dr. Steven Wilt, program director. “Our advisors work hard to give personalized direction on how to become a competitive candidate. We work with students from the moment they enter the program all the way up to the application process.”
Wilt also directs Bellarmine’s undergraduate pre-medical studies and serves as chair of the Pre-med Advisory Committee. He has worked with hundreds of aspiring doctors and has an insider perspective on what it takes to get accepted into med school. This program will offer the resources and support available for future physicians to find success, he said.
This program is ideal for students who have completed a pre-medical bachelor’s degree with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. A list of prerequisites, along with the schedule, curriculum, and tuition information can be found on the MHS-BS program webpage.
Bellarmine is now accepting applications for the 2022 class, which will begin next May.