The accelerated Bachelor of Medical Sciences degree (BMSc) is designed for the undergraduate student with an aptitude for the sciences and who plans to attend medical, dental, pharmacy school or to conduct biomedical research in graduate school and beyond.
The 3-year program at AUIS provides students with a firm foundational knowledge of science and humanities required by professional schools while also offering opportunities to explore health fields.
A Bachelor of Medical Sciences degree provides a solid starting point for a career as a doctor, dentist, pharmacist, professor, researcher or biotech industry scientist. The coursework is offered over eight (8) semesters of study spanning almost 3 and a half years including full summer semesters. Years 1 and 2 offer pre-medical sciences coursework. Years 2 and 3 offer core and elective courses in basic medical sciences and clinical skills.
Years 1 and 2 of the degree program offer an accelerated pathway to Medical School through completion of all prerequisite coursework and the 90-credit hour US medical school application requirements within the first four semesters of study.
Students are eligible to apply for AUIS’s MD program at the end of Semester 4 of Pre-Medical Sciences in Year 2. BMSc degree is awarded on successful completion of 142 course credit hours of study.
Additional Program Details:
Pre-Medical Sciences Program
First and early- second year: Students complete general education coursework and medical school admission prerequisite requirements that include: English, psychology, sociology, math, computer science, physics, medical terminology, anatomy & physiology, statistics, public health, evidence based research, biology, physical and organic chemistry.
Basic Medical Sciences Program
Second and third year: Students complete core basic medical sciences courses and learn clinical skills while participating in volunteer community health experience(s). Core Basic Sciences content includes: Gross and microscopic anatomy, molecular & cell biology, pathological basis of human disease, epidemiology, research, ethics and issues, and principles of clinical care.