Prospective Students

The Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine offers diverse learning opportunities that train health care professionals and leading-edge researchers.  


Medical Student Education

MD Program

Marshall offers medical students innovative, hands-on learning in a family-like atmosphere committed to excellence in medical education, research and patient care. Marshall medical students gain valuable experiences outside the realm of the traditional classroom that gives students a broad understanding of medicine and consistently match to high-profile residency programs.

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Combined/Dual Degrees

Accelerated BS/MD

The Accelerated BS/MD program allows students to complete the requirements for both bachelor’s and medical degrees in seven years. BS/MD student follow an accelerated undergraduate program in biological sciences. Students who successfully complete the program requirements will matriculate directly into medical school. Students successfully completing their first year of medical school will receive their bachelor’s degrees.

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Combined MD/PhD

This program blends the discovery of new knowledge with clinical medicine. Most MD/PhD graduates work as physician-scientists at medical schools, conducting disease-related research and applying the results to the treatment of patients. Students learn a unique perspective on both the basic science and clinical science behind disease.

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Graduate Education

Biomedical Sciences (PhD)

The PhD Program in Biomedical Sciences takes an interdisciplinary approach to the biomedical sciences, engaging students in cutting-edge research. Students pursuing this PhD degree specialize in one of five research clusters including cancer biology; cardiovascular disease, obesity and diabetes; infectious and immunological diseases; neuroscience and developmental biology; or toxicology and environmental health sciences.

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Clinical and Translational Research (MS)

This program in Clinical and Translational Research equips students with the information and training to translate basic advances into improved patient care that will enhance the quality of life for patients in the Appalachian region. Students engage in rapid developments in technology, genomics and translational science to advance patient care.

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Medical Sciences (MS)

A two-year, non-thesis degree in biomedical sciences exposes students to the basics of science and medicine and gives students the background knowledge required to pursue a variety of health professions, including public health, health care administration or managerial and biotechnology patent law. Students often use this program as a foundation prior to doctoral programs in medicine or other health-related professional schools.

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Research (MS)

The graduate program in Research takes an interdisciplinary approach to the biomedical sciences, engaging students in cutting-edge research. Students pursuing this master’s degree specialize in one of five research clusters including cancer biology; cardiovascular disease, obesity and diabetes; infectious and immunological diseases; neuroscience and developmental biology; or toxicology and environmental health sciences.

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