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Basic Medical Sciences–Traditional (Interdisciplinary Basic Medical Sciences)

Program Director:
Ken Lerea, Ph.D.Web_BMS

Basic Sciences Building - Room 248
(914) 594-4097

The BMS traditional track is for students intending to apply for admission to a variety of professional programs such as medicine, dentistry, physician assistant or academic programs linked to a research career. This competitive program exposes students to a broad range of fields that cut across traditional disciplinary boundaries. The design of this program allows students to strengthen their knowledge base in core disciplines, enhance written and oral communication skills and gain self-directed learning skills. Students are closely mentored by faculty of the SOM and GSBMS. Courses are scheduled in the late afternoon/evening, allowing students the opportunity to work during the day or participate in activities that supplement their application to professional programs.

Recent graduates of the program have enrolled in medical school (LCME-accredited allopathic schools, osteopathic schools, Caribbean schools), dental school, ARC-PA accredited physician assistant programs and nursing school, joined the pharmaceutical industry, and entered doctoral programs.

The Basic Medical Sciences-Traditional Master's Program accepts applications directly through the PostBac Centralized Application Service (PostBacCAS). Applications are reviewed once they are complete and/or verified.

Guaranteed Interview Agreements

We have recently negotiated a number of guaranteed interview agreements with several colleges and universities. The details can be found on our website

Kaplan Test Prep

We have partnered with Kaplan Test Prep to allow GSBMS students in good standing to register for one of Kaplan’s MCAT prep courses at a substantial discount from the regular retail price. Online courses are available throughout the year; our academic advisors help you decide if/when such a course would best fit into your schedule and planned application to medical school. If there is sufficient interest, an in-person course, with a live instructor, can also be arranged. We believe this is a real value-added element to consider on top of the already excellent curriculum and counseling you will receive in the Basic Medical Sciences Traditional Master’s program. 



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