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Medical Sciences

The master of science in Medical Sciences at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University provides academically promising, motivated students with a pathway to careers in medicine and other health care fields.

The program's rigorous multifaceted curriculum, small class size and robust mentoring system mean students will get individualized attention as they pursue their academic and career goals.

This program features a robust basic science curriculum, which includes all four of the basic science courses and two of the three organ system courses undertaken by first-year medical students at Warren Alpert Medical School. In addition, students will complete a unique seminar course series covering pressing issues in today's health care system, such as social determinants of disease, population health, interdisciplinary teamwork, quality improvement, and health care communication. Integrated into this course series is a longitudinal service learning experience at a community healthcare site and an associated community-based capstone project. Through this course of study, students will improve their credentials for entry to medical school and other healthcare fields, as well as gain real-world experience in healthcare. Learn more about the Brown University Sc.M. in Medical Sciences program.

Admission Requirements

  • Graduated or on–track to graduate from a U.S. college or university
  • Completed pre-med/pre-health coursework
  • Minimum GPA 3.0
  • Application via CollegeNET
  • Official MCAT Scores (within the last 2 years)
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Personal Statement: Required, plus one brief supplemental essay.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • College Transcript
  • Application fee (non–refundable)

Application Process

  • Rolling interview invitations (in person or skype interviews)
  • Rolling admissions (class size is limited, so please apply early)

Application Deadline: May 15

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Sc.M. Completion Requirements

The Brown ScM in Medical Sciences is an approved 1–year, full–time program of study consisting of 8.5 required courses, including a community–based capstone project.

Warren Alpert Medical School
Brown University
Box G-K4
225 Dyer Street
[email protected]

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Department Chair: 
Allan R. Tunkel

Assistant Directors:
Sean Curran
Deana Golini

Director of Graduate Studies: 
Gowri Anandarajah