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Department of Pharmacology & Systems Physiology

Special Master’s Program in Physiology

Curriculum 2018–19

The curriculum and schedule for academic year 2018–19 of the special master's program (SMP) in physiology are shown in the schematic and table below. Courses are taught in the first semester (beginning mid-August), and in the second semester (and into early June). Thus, our SMP is approximately 10 months in duration (it is a full-time program, and students may not enroll part-time). Students in the SMP are enrolled in four of the major instructional blocks in the first-year medical-school (M1) curriculum at UC College of Medicine.


Schedule

SMP Physiology Schedule 2018-19
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Required Courses

The table lists the credit hours for each of the required courses in the SMP.

Course
Credit
 Hours
Fall
Spring
Fundamentals of Cellular Medicine
5
 
Fundamentals of Molecular Medicine
5
 
Graduate Medical Physiology
2
4
Interprofessional Education in Health Sciences & Medicine
1
 
Musculoskeletal–Integumentary
 
4
Neurophysiology
 
2
Osteology, Radiology & Surface Anatomy
2
 
Physiology Capstone
1
4–5
Physiology Seminar
0
0
Statistics & Experimental Design for the Biomedical Sciences
 
3
Total
16
17–18


Graduation Requirements

To graduate from the program, students must:

  • Accumulate 33 credit hours
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (i.e. a B average)
  • Earn a passing grade in all required courses (i.e. may not graduate with a 'fail', 'incomplete', or 'no grade' in a required course)

Since the SMP is a one-year program, there is no opportunity to re-take courses as a way of improving grades.


Grading in Medical School Courses

One of the key elements of the master's program is the ranking of performance versus the medical students also enrolled in the four major instructional blocks in the first-year medical-school (M1) curriculum at UC College of Medicine. Information relating to your performance is compared to the medical class (your scores on the components of each Block as well as your "class rank" relative to medical students). This information is obviously a very important component of your future application to medical school since it relates specifically to your potential success as a medical student. In addition, assessment in Graduate Medical Physiology 1 is based on secure examinations used during the past decade at UC College of Medicine in the Medical Physiology course. The performance of medical students on that secure question bank are well-established and provide an additional historical comparison with medical students at UC College of Medicine.

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John Lorenz
Program Director
john.lorenz@uc.edu

Bryan Mackenzie
Program Co-Director
Director of Admissions
bryan.mackenzie@uc.edu

Jeannie Cummins
Program Manager
Jeannie.Cummins@uc.edu