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Apply for the Fall 2021 term today!

Application deadline for Fall 2021: August 01, 2021

Enhance your chances of admission to Medical school, Dental school, PA programs, or PhD programs.

Medical Physiology is a 32 hour flexible post-baccalaureate masters program for students seeking to enhance their applications to Medical, Dental, PA, and Professional Schools and to achieve their career goals.  Located in the health care hub of Cleveland, Ohio, home of the Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, MetroHealth, and the Louis Stokes Veterans Affair Medical Center, the Medical Physiology program is part of the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, a top-25 medical school in a top-40 tier-1 research university.

A Flexible Program

We've designed the Medical Physiology program to work according to your needs. 

You can take advantage of the flexibility of the program in many ways.  First, you can accelerate the program and complete it in as little as 12 months, or you can decelerate the pace of your studies if necessary.  You can begin the program in fall, spring, or summer term. In order to help fit your schedule, classes are offered both on campus and online, and you can take any and all classes on campus or online. When you take the program online, you take the same classes and endure the same rigor as resident students, as well as receive the same advising from the same faculty and the same support from the same teaching assistants.

You can enhance their academic performance by engaging in the Enrichment Curriculum or the Dual MS/MBA Degree program in conjunction with the CWRU Weatherhead School of Management

Our Program Structure

You will be taught by the same faculty that teach in the CWRU School of Medicine, a Top 25 Medical School and Tier 1 Research Institution.     

Our Core Curriculum mirrors the structure of the first year of medical school.  Each class consists of eight blocks of material in the first year, and your cohort will take all of these together.  Rigorous classes in medical physiology, translational physiology, the physiological basis of disease, and clinical reasoning give you a solid medical foundation as you enter a professional program. 

Additionally, for students entering the program in Fall 2020, the program will now require you take two of these four classes as electives.  You will take these electives either before or after you complete the Core Curriculumn.

Clinical Reasoning, Clinical Reasoning II, Physiological Basis of Disease I, and Physiological Basis of Disease II.

Success in the Medical Physiology program will help you excel in your first year of professional school.

Your Advising and Professional Development

From preparing for exams to applying to professional school, the Medical Physiology program will assist and guide you every step of the way along your career path.  You will have an assigned Faculty Advisor as well as a Student Peer Advisor to help you master the curriculum and develop your career plan of action.  Additionally, we help you prepare for the application and interview processes by sponsoring recruiting visits from outside schools, holding workshops on the application process, and preparing you for mock interviews, and offering special seminars.

Merit Scholarships

The Medical Physiology program offers merit-based scholarship for incoming resident students who have outstanding academic records.  These scholarships are extremely limited in number and are highly competitive. The department will contact each applicant who qualifies for the scholarship.