Master of Science in Regenerative Medicine & Entrepreneurship (RGME)

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CWRU's RGME is the first two-year master's level program of it's kind in Ohio. The MS in Regenerative Medicine and Entrepreneurship, is part of the CWRU Fusion Program. This unique cross-campus collaboration allows students in the program to gain experience in science/medicine, law, and business. Throughout their classes, students will discover how all of these areas culminate into the field of Regenerative Medicine.

Additionally, those enrolled in the RGME program will have access to cutting-edge clinical and research facilities, along with small biotechnology companies, within the network of the National Center for Regenerative Medicine (NCRM).

RGME students are trained in academic, commercial, and clinical settings; to support cellular manufacturing, biotechnology innovation, legal compliance, financial analysis, venture capital, and business development activities. All while taking advantage of our strengths across the disciplines of regenerative medicine as a whole!

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Entrepreneurship Sets Us Apart

The RGME program is a 30-credit, two year program, for recent graduates to hone their problem-solving skill set. Students will be trained to solve modern regenerative medicine, commercial, and compliance problems. They also experience these problems in the context of both an individual company and the greater marketplace. Students complete business and management courses as well as advanced regenerative medicine courses, to become ready to tackle complex business problems with creative solutions. Emotional intelligence, teamwork, communication, creativity, and cultural awareness are all fundamentals of the RGME program.

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Career Preparation

Every RGME student will be guided by a program mentor throughout their course of study, to ensure the successful completion of the program and to support individual career development goals. Students choose between an internship or hands-on lab experience to supplement their classroom learning. Either opportunity will set the students on the right career trajectory post-graduation.

The RGME program offers many internship options at host sites including: Abeona Therapeutics, Cleveland Clinic Innovations, Cleveland Cord Blood Center, ESight, Forge Biologics, Glendor Inc., Solutions4USA, Trailhead Inc.

The RGME offers hands-on laboratory experiences through the Northeastern Ohio academic collaborations, including: MetroHealth, Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, Louis Stokes Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospital, and Case Western Reserve University.

Case Western Reserve University has an entire department devoted to finding internships across the country for students. In addition, students may choose independent study in the laboratory of one of the many world-class research members of the NCRM. Program graduates will qualify for a wide range of jobs, from clinical research, to biotech companies, to Wall Street! The market is in great demand for highly trained professionals to fill the knowledge gap in all these areas.