Welcome new med. sci. students!

Twelve Biomedical Sciences (BMS) MS, Medical Sciences emphasis (med. sci.) students recently attended orientation. Uma Sundaram, MD, Vice Dean Biomedical Sciences Research and Education, Todd Green, PhD, Co-Director Biomedical Sciences, and Richard Egleton, PhD, Co-Director Biomedical Sciences offered a welcome and program overview. After course introductions and a Q&A with Cynthia Warren, Assistant Dean of Admissions, MU School of Medicine, there was a picnic at Ritter Park sponsored by the Graduate Student Organization (GSO) for all new and returning students.


These awesome students received their undergraduate degrees from as close as Marshall University and as far away as University of California–Riverside. Among the group, there is a classically trained pianist, a competitive swimmer and competitive baseball player, and fans of soccer, volleyball, and martial arts. Don’t forget the published poet, and the one who may be related to the original Colonel Sanders!

Be sure to welcome our new med. sci. and research students, and see if you can learn their “secret identities” as writers, athletes, and more.

Five recent biomedical students received white coats

Amos, Michael_whitecoat2015The Biomedical Sciences M.S., Medical Sciences program had another successful year with several students admitted to the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine.

White-Coat-Ceremony2015_Krauss,-AAmanda Krauss, Michael Amos, and Trevor Roston began the Med. Sci. program in 2014. Ms. Krauss noted that, “[she is] super excited to start medical school and thankful for the support and confidence the [biomedical sciences] BMS program gave me.”

John Hurley and Cathryn Stevenson matriculated into the Med. Sci. program in 2013 and received their M.S. degrees this spring.

As an inspiring start to their medical school careers, all of the first year students receive white coats.

School of Medicine marks annual White Coat Ceremony


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.