If your goal is to go to medical or dental school, but you feel you need more knowledge and experience before applying, the Tufts Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (MBS) degree may be right for you. The program will also help those interested in strengthening their academic credentials so that they may pursue advanced degrees in fields such as veterinary medicine or biomedical research.
The majority of courses in this full-time program are identical to our first-year medical curriculum, and exams are held at the same times. The difference is MBS classes are smaller, allowing for more individualized instruction. The program also offers unique courses in computer-based anatomy, basic human pathology, and clinical medicine, and the introductory course in clinical medicine gives students early exposure to patient care. Our award winning faculty- the same professors who teach our medical students- act as personal pre-med advisors. Significant time and resources have been allocated to provide help with coursework and MCAT preparation.
We recognize that admission to medical school is highly competitive and many qualified applicants are turned away. Our goal is to give students the best possible preparation for successful admittance to the schools of their choice. Students also have the opportunity to extend their training for a second year, leading to a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree or a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree.