MD / MS in Genomic Medicine
Be a part of the future of genomic and personalized medicine!
This 4-year concurrent master’s degree in Genomic Medicine will provide you with the background, knowledge, and understanding to integrate the ever expanding field of genomics into your practice. No matter which medical specialty you choose, genomic medicine is increasingly becoming an integral part of patient care with the use of predictive clinical sequencing, pharmacogenetics, and whole genome analysis.
Educational Mission of the MD / MS in Genomic Medicine
The educational mission of the program is to graduate clinicians with the ability to integrate genomic knowledge into their clinical practice. In collaboration with the Hussman Institute for Human Genomics, graduates will be trained in human genetics, family history, diagnostic genomic tests, high throughput sequencing, pharmacogenomics and the newest genomic concepts and approaches. The MD / MS degree will prepare students to be leaders in the adoption and integration of these methods in routine clinical care.
The MD / MS degree program in Genomic Medicine will provide:
- Both degrees obtained during 4 year MD degree
- Integrated and innovative training in both clinical and human genomics
- Online coursework coupled with small group learning sessions for smooth integration into your schedule
- Rotations through Molecular and Biochemical Genetics Laboratories and Clinical Genetics
- Research practicum and completion of Masters Research Project
- Applicants must be first-year, first-semester, UM Miller School of Medicine students.
- Create your account before attempting to complete the application.
- Once choosing “Master’s Degree Program in Genomic Medicine (MSGM)”* as your program of choice and select your desired entry term.
- Applications are due by November 1st of each year.
- The academic prerequisites are the same as those for the regular MD program.
- Graduate Record Exam (GRE) test scores are not required to apply to the program.
- Applicants will be notified of their acceptance status in late November or early December for coursework that will begin in the Spring semester of the first year of medical school.
- Acceptance is contingent upon successful completion of first semester medical coursework.
We would be pleased to respond to any questions you may have and look forward to your inquiry.
William K. Scott, PhD
Graduate Program Director, Master of Science in Genomic Medicine
Professor of Human Genetics and Public Health Sciences