Doctor in Medicine
The Medical Education Program at Ponce Health Sciences University (PHSU-SOM) is a 4-year program with a duration of 166 weeks. It grants a doctor of medicine degree (MD degree). The Program consists of two years of pre-clinical (basic science) courses in the core disciplines of Gross Anatomy, Histology and Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Physiology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Microbiology/Immunology and Neurosciences. The third and fourth year consists in the core clinical clerkships and advanced-specialty rotations.
*The Medical Education Program is accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).*
PhD in Biomedical Sciences
The Doctor of Philosophy Degree (PhD) in Biomedical Sciences is an integrated, interdepartmental program in the basic biomedical sciences that seeks to provide trainees with a broad-based two-year core curriculum followed by advanced courses and dissertation research leading to the Ph.D. degree. The major goal of the program is to develop scientists in the biomedical field who have the necessary skills and knowledge to pursue competitive research and academic careers.
MS in Medical Sciences
The Master of Science in Medical Sciences (MSMS) is an integrated, multidisciplinary interdepartmental program in the basic medical sciences that is designed to provide trainees with a broad-based one-year core curriculum followed by a comprehensive examination leading to the Masters (MS) degree. PHSU is committed to the development of independent, competitive and well-trained professionals with strong interpersonal communication skills. The major goals of the MS Program in Medical Sciences are to further develop students who have the necessary skills and knowledge to pursue competitive research and academic careers.
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MSMS Online Program
The ONLINE Master of Sciences in Medical Sciences (MSMS) is the same 42-credit hour program as our on-ground MSMS with a few changes. The online format is delivered as a 20-month part-time program of study designed for both students advancing their careers or preparing for medical or other professional health school. Like our on-ground program, the MSMS is built on a robust analytics suite that provides topical gap analysis and other feedback tools that help students find areas for improvement, explore new pathways in health care, and prepare for their best fit health care career.
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