Master in Foundations of Medicine

Build your foundation for success

The Master in Foundations of Medicine gives you the tools you need for future success in the health professions.

The program blends aspects of the first-year curriculum of the College of Medicine with enhanced coursework and clinical experiences in biomedical imaging.

Coursework culminates in an anatomical experience with an emphasis on a pathological area of interest. Students conduct a detailed dissection of the selected region and present a comprehensive report of the specific pathology by integrating material learned throughout the year. Graduates are prepared for further professional study in health care fields, research positions or doctoral programs.

First step to being a successful doctor

NEOMED’s Master in Foundations in Medicine degree program enables student Cayman Pearsall to build research experience while getting a head start in medical school.

Application Deadline

Early Deadline: May 1
Final Deadline: June 1

Prerequisite Courses

See list below

Entry Term

Fall Semester



Program Length

1 year

Credit Hours

30 credits

Application Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree (or higher) from an accredited college or university
  • Complete all prerequisite courses (listed below)
  • An undergraduate GPA of at least a 3.3 (3.5 recommended) and a prerequisite GPA of at least 3.2 (3.3 recommended)
  • Official MCAT score of at least 490 (499 or higher recommended)
  • Up-to-date licensure, in the case of practicing professionals
  • Current curriculum vitae (CV) containing contact information, education, employment, scholarly activities, and licensure (if applicable).
  • Personal statement discussing an experience that has had an influence on your personal growth/perspective. Please discuss how the experience impacted your life trajectory/career goal. (1,500 words maximum)
  • Official transcripts from all institutions where you have been enrolled (includes both undergraduate and graduate courses).
  • A minimum of two (2) recommendation/evaluation (must be submitted through the application system). At least one (1) of the recommendations/evaluations must be academic in nature (e.g. faculty member).
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to apply.

Prerequisite Courses

Required-Minimum of 6 credits in each subject
  • Biology with Laboratory
  • Chemistry with Laboratory
  • Organic Chemistry with Laboratory
  • Physics with Laboratory
Required-Minimum of 3 credits in each subject
  • Biochemistry
  • Anatomy and/or physiology (strongly recommended)
  • Calculus
  • Statistics
  • Composition/Writing
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology
  • Cell Biology
  • Immunology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Neuroscience

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Program curriculum
See the courses that comprise the 30 credit hours required to earn the degree.

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You can apply today using the GradCAS Application.

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