Certificate in Biomedical Sciences Overview


The Certificate Program in Biomedical Sciences is a one-year program specifically designed to provide students with a structured opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills that will prepare them for the challenges of applying to and succeeding in medical school. The program contains didactic coursework at the graduate professional level, professional skills development sessions, MCAT preparation, and clinical exposures to form a complementary skill set to those that have been acquired at the undergraduate level.


We expect this program to enhance studentsŐ success at medical school acceptance, but please note that successful completion of this program is in no way a guarantee of an interview or acceptance into medical school at MUSC or anywhere else.


For questions about the program please contact the program directors:


Cynthia Wright, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Associate Dean for Admissions and Career Development

College of Graduate Studies

Email: wrightcf@musc.edu

Phone: 843-876-2403


Laura Kasman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Graduate Program Coordinator, Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Email: kasmanl@musc.edu

Phone: 843-792-8117





Prerequisites for the program include obtaining at least a baccalaureate degree with coursework appropriate for admission to medical school. For suggestions for coursework to take to apply to the College of Medicine at MUSC click here: http://academicdepartments.musc.edu/com/admissions/applying_college/


Applicants should also have taken the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) within two years of the date of matriculation.  Coursework for the certificate program will include MCAT preparation tutoring and strategies.


Estimated tuition and fees rates for the program can be found at the website:



Estimated costs of living for South Carolina can be found on the MUSC website here:




To apply to the certificate program go to: http://academicdepartments.musc.edu/esl/em/admissions/application/bio/cert.html