Master of Science in Medical Sciences

This one-year Master of Science in Medical Sciences (ScM) program, based at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, is for students who are seriously considering a career in medicine or healthcare and want to strengthen their credentials, test themselves on their ability to handle a rigorous scientific curriculum, gain experience in a community healthcare site and/or decide whether medicine is the right fit for them.

This program will give you a rigorous foundation in biomedical science, as well as an opportunity to explore first hand the complexities of today's healthcare system. Coursework includes:

  • Basic biomedical science courses typically taken by first year medical students at Alpert Medical School
  • Interactive seminar courses that focus on the social science and humanities aspects of health and health care. 

Hands-on, practical experience at community healthcare sites and the opportunity to participate in the care of underserved and vulnerable patients.  

Teamwork in ER Workshop at Lifespan Medical Simulation CenterTeamwork in ER Workshop at Lifespan Medical Simulation Center

"I cannot imagine a better environment to grow as a student, where the professors challenge and support me, and my classmates have become like family. "
- G.R.

Program Features

A key feature of the ScM program is its focused, student-centered environment. Students benefit from:

  • Small class size allowing for individualized attention to students' academic needs, including a built-in basic science group TBL/tutoring and coaching system.
  • Career advisers who will help you navigate your personal educational journey and, ultimately, the pathway to your career in the health sciences.


  • Regular interactions with the Program Director through both direct interactive, teaching sessions and mentoring meetings to discuss students' progress. 
  • A dynamic and diverse setting at a world-class, Ivy League university.


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