The Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine offers diverse learning opportunities that train health care professionals and leading-edge researchers.
Marshall offers medical students innovative, hands-on learning in a family-like atmosphere committed to excellence in medical education, research and patient care. Marshall medical students gain valuable experiences outside the realm of the traditional classroom that gives students a broad understanding of medicine and consistently match to high-profile residency programs.
An accelerated BS/MD program allows students to complete the requirements for both bachelor’s and medical degrees in seven years. BS/MD students follow an accelerated undergraduate program in biological sciences. Students who successfully complete the program requirements will matriculate directly into medical school. Students successfully completing their first year of medical school will receive their bachelor’s degrees.
The combined BS to PhD in Biomedical Research gives students the opportunity to earn both degrees in just seven years, compared to the traditional eight to nine years it takes to complete them separately. The program, open to academically-qualified rising sophomore Biology or Chemistry majors at Marshall University as well as high school students interested in pursuing a career in research, focuses on training the next generation of scientists to study the physiology and treatment of medical conditions.
This program blends the discovery of new knowledge with clinical medicine. Most MD/PhD graduates work as physician-scientists at medical schools, conducting disease-related research and applying the results to the treatment of patients. Students learn a unique perspective on both the basic science and clinical science behind disease.
The PhD Program in Biomedical Research takes an interdisciplinary approach to the biomedical sciences, engaging students in cutting-edge research. Students pursuing this PhD degree specialize in one of five research clusters including cardiovascular disease; cell biology; obesity and related diseases; neurobiology and addiction research; and toxicology and environmental health.
This program in Clinical and Translational Science equips students with the information and training to translate basic advances into improved patient care that will enhance the quality of life for patients in the Appalachian region. Students engage in rapid developments in technology, genomics and translational science to advance patient care. Areas of Emphasis include: Clinical Trials, Clinical Informatics, Clinical Research.
The Master of Science (M.S.) in Biomedical Research with a Medical Sciences Emphasis program offers a strong foundation in science-based curriculum for students interested in pursuing a career in a health-related field. This two-year, non-thesis program introduces students to a broad ranges of topics in the medical sciences that helps strengthen their academic credentials for medical school or other health-related professional schools.
A two-year, non-thesis degree in biomedical research exposes students to the basics of science and medicine and gives students the background knowledge required to pursue a variety of health professions, including health care administration or managerial and biotechnology patent law. Students often use this program as a foundation prior to doctoral programs in medicine or other health-related professional schools. An emphasis in basic research for credit or hourly wage has been recently added to the curriculum.
The graduate program in Research takes an interdisciplinary approach to the biomedical sciences, engaging students in cutting-edge research. Students pursuing this thesis-required degree specialize in one of five research clusters including cardiovascular disease; cell biology; obesity and related diseases; neurobiology and addiction research; and toxicology and environmental health.
Marshall’s physician assistant (PA) program is a 28-month program of rigorous academic courses and challenging clinical rotations. Our PA graduates will earn a Master of Medical Science Physician Assistant degree (MMS PA), and will be prepared to evaluate, diagnose and manage patients in primary and specialty care across all stages of life.