Post-Baccalaureate Program: MS in Medical Physiology
The MSMP program in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics matriculated its first class in 2011 with the goal of helping students with less than optimal undergraduate academic records achieve their career goal of being accepted into a biomedical professional program (MD, DO, Podiatric, Dental, Physician Assistant, Nursing, Optometry, Pharmacy, Anesthesiology Assistant, or Ph.D.) or to gain entry into the Biomedical/Biotechnology Industry.
If students do well in our rigorous, specialized, Physiology post-baccalaureate experience (earn a CWRU graduate GPA of between 3.5 and 4, pass the National Board of Medical Examiner’s shelf exam in Physiology at the 50th percentile or better, take advantage of the Enrichment Curriculum, and receive a strong letter of recommendation from the MSMP Administration Committee), they will have demonstrated that they can master a fast-paced curriculum similar in rigor to what they would experience in professional school.
Because Physiology forms the basis of Medicine, we believe that our Master’s Degree program best prepares students for careers in biomedical professional programs and the Biomedical/Biotechnology Industry.
Approximately 90% of matriculating students earn the MS degree in Medical Physiology within 2 years. Over 50% of the students earn A’s in the first year core physiology courses and a final CWRU Graduate GPA greater than 3.5.
Students typically apply to professional programs after their first or second year in the program. Data on the outcomes of the students from a matriculating class is not established until 2 years after graduation. Therefore, we have the most accurate outcomes data for the classes matriculating in 2011, 2012, and 2013.
Class Matriculating in 2011
We have outcomes data on 100% of the 43 students matriculating in 2011. Of these students, 86% were admitted to MD/DO Schools, 9% to Dental Schools (constituting 100% of all students wishing to go to Dental School), and 5% to other medical programs (Podiatry, Physician Assistant, Anesthesiology Assistant, Pharmacy, Optometry, and Naturopathic Medicine).
Class Matriculating in 2012
We have outcomes data on 80% of the 82 students matriculating in 2011. Of these students, 76% were admitted to MD/DO Schools, 10% to Dental Schools, 9% to other medical programs, and 5% to Ph.D. programs.
Class Matriculating in 2013
We have outcomes data on 66% of the 82 students matriculating in 2013. Of these students, 82% were admitted to MD/DO Schools, 9% to Dental Schools (constituting 100% of all students wishing to go to Dental School), 7% to other medical programs, and 2% to Ph.D. programs.