Post-Baccalaureate Education

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Stand out from the crowd

At Case Western Reserve University, our post-baccalaureate programs are tailored to provide you with the competitive advantage necessary to elevate your prospects for medical school, professional pursuits, or PhD applications. Whether you seek to fortify your academic prowess, expand your research portfolio, or bolster your standardized exam performance in anticipation of future admissions, enrolling in a post-baccalaureate program can be the pivotal step as you pave the way for your forthcoming professional endeavors.

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Master of Science in Applied Anatomy

The MS in Applied Anatomy is a master’s program tailored for students seeking a comprehensive education in anatomical sciences. The rigorous core curriculum delves deep into clinical knowledge of the human form and its functions, utilizing both traditional methods and modern approaches such as augmented reality through Microsoft’s HoloLens and our HoloAnatomy. 

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Master of Science in Medical Physiology (MSMP)

The MS in Medical Physiology is a flexible, post-baccalaureate master’s program designed to build students’ background in medical physiology, preparing them for medical, dental, and other professional schools. This program allows for in-person, virtual, or hybrid participation and offers entry in the summer, fall, or spring semesters. 

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Master of Science in Pathology

The MS in Pathology (Molecular and Cellular Basis of Disease) is a program for students interested in advanced coursework in immunology and infectious disease, cancer biology, and neurodegeneration. The program includes both a research track and a healthcare track, providing opportunities to enhance skills and candidacy for future PhD or MD programs, respectively.

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The Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) aims to assist and equip recent graduates from diverse backgrounds for entry into PhD programs and future careers in biomedical research. It achieves this by providing paid research opportunities alongside experienced investigators in vibrant and dynamic laboratory settings.

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PRIME Certificate

PRIME (Post-baccalaureate Readiness Instruction for (bio)Medical Education) is a certificate program designed for students seeking additional preparation to enhance their competitiveness in MD or DO program applications. It provides specialized instruction without conferring a degree.

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Linkage Program

The Medical Student Admissions Committee at Case Western Reserve University prioritizes partnerships with biomedical science programs, offering guaranteed MD interviews for eligible candidates. Criteria include GPA, MCAT scores, and conduct standards, highlighting the emphasis on academic excellence and professionalism. While exclusive to new applicants, the Committee reserves the right to interview competitive candidates across cycles. Their holistic approach ensures deserving candidates are considered, reflecting their commitment to cultivating future medical leaders.

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Learn More!

If you’re keen on delving deeper into any of the programs offered by Case Western Reserve University’s School of Medicine, whether it be master’s, post-baccalaureate, or PhD programs, we encourage you to fill out the Request More Information form. Furthermore, should you prefer to reach out to any of the programs directly via email, please visit our Academic Program Contacts for a comprehensive list. Our program experts are dedicated to addressing your inquiries promptly. We strive to personalize your experience according to your distinct background and aspirations for a rewarding and influential career in healthcare and medicine.