BMS Medical Sciences students hold 2011 Spring Minisymposium

On April 12th and 15th, students enrolled in the Medical Sciences Program participated in the Spring 2011 Medical Sciences Minisymposium. Held each year, this event provides Medical Sciences students the experience of researching, organizing, and presenting a 20-minute talk on a topic of their choice. The theme of this year’s minisymposium was cancer, and this year’s participants presented on breast, testicular, lung, skin, and brain cancer.

The Medical Sciences area of emphasis is a two-year, non-thesis Master’s of Sciences degree offered by the Marshall University Biomedical Sciences Program. Most students enrolled in this program are pursuing admission to doctoral programs in medicine or other allied health sciences or health professions. In addition to attending courses side-by-side with medical students, each semester, Medical Sciences students participate in a Seminar course that focuses on improving the presentation skills of graduate students. Dr. Egleton, the course director, views this speaking opportunity as an advantage to students applying to medical school and other doctoral programs, as it gives them experience that will aid them in their application interviews.

To learn more about the Medical Sciences Program at Marshall University, please refer to the Medical Sciences page.