Academic Opportunities for Students Interested in Medicine

As competition for seats in medical school continues to grow at a rapid rate, some students may need to consider a Master’s or a Ph.D. degree from the medical school you are most interested in attending. Programs offered through the IU School of Medicine include a Master’s or Doctoral degree in the following areas:

  • Anatomy
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Microbiology
  • Pathology
  • Public Health

More information about these programs, including application requirements and deadlines, can be found by visiting and selecting the appropriate department. Midwestern University in Chicago has a Master’s in Biomedical Science program that is designed to give students a detailed education and increase the chances of acceptance into their osteopathic medical school. Learn more about this program. Additional web-based research will lead you to other educational opportunities. One site that might prove helpful is

You may also wish to consider an advanced degree in bioethics. Here you would have the option of several different degree possibilities. Visit for more information on the programs at Indiana University.

If you would like assistance in finding more information about these programs, please search the web or come and talk with the pre-health advisor.