Physiology & Biophysics

Post-Baccalaureate Program: MS in Medical Physiology


Administration of the Program


Dr. Thomas M. Nosek is the director of the MS in Medical Physiology program.  Administrative support is provided by Bart Jarmusch who is the Manager of all Departmental Educational Programs.  All staff support for the program is coordinated by Mr. Morley Schwebel, Business Manager for the Department.  Teaching assistants, taken from the 2nd year MS in Medical Physiology class, are hired to help with the administration of the required core courses.

The MS in Medical Physiology Administration Committee is responsible for recruiting students and admitting them to the program.  The members of this committee are Dr. Thomas M. Nosek (chair), Dr. Steve Jones, Dr. Joseph C. LaManna, Dr. Carole Liedtke, Dr. Andrea Romani (Director of Admission), Dr. Michael Simonson, Dr. Julian Stelzer, and Dr. WIlliam Schilling.  Each student is assigned an Academic Advisor who advises the student regarding which elective courses to take, follows his or her progress in the courses (helping the student identify remediation activities, should they perform below passing in any of the examinations in the Medical Physiology and Translational Physiology courses), and helping the student prepare his or her application materials for medical/dental/professional school. A Career Advisor will also be assigned to each student to advise them regarding achieving their career goals in academia or the biotechnology industry. Each first year student will also select two Peer Advisors from a group of second year MS in Medical Physiology students.  The Peer Advisors will schedule periodic activities to help the incoming students acclimatize to CWRU, Cleveland, and our program.

One, two hour advisory/Q&A session with: the Associate Dean for Admissions and Director of Admissions to the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, the Director of Admissions to the Case Western Reserve University School of Dentistry or equivalent representatives from other institutions, will be held each year to help the students prepare their medical/dental school admissions materials.