About the Medical Master's Program
The Eastern Virginia Medical School Medical Master's degree is a one-year pre-professional (post-baccalaureate) master's degree program. The majority of the courses are medical school courses taught by medical school faculty.
The program provides an opportunity for highly motivated students to improve their academic credentials by demonstrating their academic abilities in a rigorous medical school environment. For this reason, it is particularly suitable to help students to make themselves more competitive applicants to medical programs.
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New Courses for the Class of 2014
- Clinical Anatomy Foundations is a team based course designed to prepare students for a multitude of health profession careers from medical illustration and simulation to medicine. It is a unique blend of systems-based and regional instruction with a focus on clinical relevance. The course will require an active learner approach that involves flipped classrooms, small groups, multimedia, plastinated material, models and prosected cadavers. Each week students are expected to complete online preparatory modules prior to an hour of interactive flipped classroom. There is also a two hour lab experience per week to actively reinforce the week's learning objectives. This lab will take the form of small group interactive foundation stations and clinically relevant stations which students will rotate through in teams.
- Presentation and Professional Knowledge Skills is a team based course covering non-academic aspects of the admissions process including practice interviews and history/vitals using standardized patients in small groups; application strategies; AMCAS application, personal statement; the role of health care team(various allied health professions) in delivering medical care; community medicine; coping skills (personality types, cultural issues, interview anxieties, effective study strategies, setting goals and failure); ethics and health care economics.
- Evidence Based Medicine includes biostatistics, epidemiology, and concepts in evidence based medicine. Students will identify/access literature, synthesize articles in short papers, and make presentations in small groups to develop evidence based medicine search skills on clinical topics.