Wednesday, September 19, 2007

FAQ # 31: What Masters Programs Are Available for CCLCM and Case UP Students?

Here is a more detailed list of masters programs for people who are interested in getting an MD with a masters degree either through the Case UP or CCLCM. In each case, I have posted how many extra classes are required for CCLCM students. I'm not sure how many extra classes UP students have to take for most of these degrees. But it's probably safe to assume that they take at least as many classes as CCLCM students do, if not more. If any of the UP students who are doing an MS read this and can give me more info on how many extra classes you need to do for your MS, I'd be happy to add that.

Biomedical Investigation MD/MS Programs:

1) Clinical Scholars Research Program (CRSP) MS: This is the MS program that I am doing, and it's one of the more popular choice for CCLCM students. It requires three extra classes on top of the regular CCLCM curriculum, plus two semesters of attending seminar for one hour per week. The two tracks are in Clinical Trials or Disease Mechanisms.

2) Biochemistry MS: This program requires three extra courses (nine hours), a seminar course (1 hour), and an exam. There are no tracks.

3) Epidemiology MS: This program appears to require five extra courses (fifteen hours). There are no tracks.

4) Nutrition: This program requires three extra courses (nine hours), a seminar course (1 hour), and an exam. There are no tracks.

5) Pathology: This program requires three extra courses (nine hours), a seminar course (1 hour), and an exam. There are no tracks.

6) Physiology and Biotechnology: This program requires three extra courses (nine hours), a seminar course (1 hour), and an exam. There are no tracks.

Other Masters Programs at CWRU:

1) Masters of Public Health (MPH):This is a very work-intensive masters program that will require ten classes above the regular CCLCM curriculum. It is apparently possible to finish this degree in the five years if you plan carefully and double up on classes during some semesters. Tracks include Adolescent Health, Epidemiology, Health Care Policy and Administration, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, International Health, Public Health Research, or Urban Health.

2) Bioethics MA: This is another work-intensive masters program. According to the information sheet, UP students will need to take an extra 24 credit hours on top of their normal med school curriculum, which comes out to be around eight classes. This is apparently possible to accomplish within the normal four-year curriculum. CCLCM students are required to take an additional 18 credit hours on top of our curriculum, assuming that their thesis is done on a bioethics topic. If it is not, then an additional six hours (two classes) of elective credit must be taken.

3) Other Programs: I couldn't find any information about these programs besides the contact information for the program directors. But for the sake of completeness, it is also possible to get an MD/MS with the MS in Applied Anatomy or in Biomedical Engineering. In addition, there is an option for an MD/MBA.

6 comments:

sofia said...

Thanks tlisting those programs is very helpful.. I am very much looking forward to applying.. your blog has really shed some great light on the CCLCM programs for someone from the East Coast that might not have considered OH a place to go to grad school otherwise.

-s

CCLCM Student said...

I think a lot of us were surprised by how much Case and CCLCM have to offer--I know that I was. Most of us are not from Ohio or even the Midwest, so you definitely would have lots of company. I had never even been to Ohio myself before I came for my interview two years ago. :-)

chris said...

MD/MS in Biomedical Engineering:
http://bme.case.edu/current_students/grad/mdms.html

MD/MS in Applied Anatomy:
http://www.case.edu/med/anatomy/MDMS080106.pdf

-c

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for your blog. I just received an interview from the CCLCM program and have found the information you have provided extremely helpful. I feel now like I have a better idea of what to expect at Case!

CCLCM Student said...

I'm glad it was helpful. Congrats on your interview and good luck!

biomedical engineering said...

Helpful Post!!