The US Healthcare Track of the Masters of Biomedical Sciences degree program is designed for US or foreign medical graduates looking to increase their competitiveness for acceptance into a residency training program in the US. The program is also geared for individuals who need preparation to pass the United States Medical Licensure Examination (USMLE) Step 1, 2, and/or 3, and also need more clinical exposure and would like stay active in their field of study while earning a Master’s degree. Students in the program will take science courses and will have clinical exposure in a teaching hospital providing them both the tools and resources that will help them become successful residency program applicants.
The curriculum is designed to reinforce basic science review, clinical sciences, and clinical skills to apply to the practice of medicine. All Core courses are transferrable but must be evaluated by foreign transcript evaluation services. The US Healthcare Track courses are required. The duration of the program is one year with the option of completing sooner if core courses that were previously taken are transferrable.
MSB501 Biochemistry I 3
MSB502 Biochemistry II 3
MSB511 Immunology and Microbiology 3
MSB512 Medical Microbiology II 3
MSB520 Molecular Genetics 4
MSB530 Neuroscience/Neuroanatomy 4
MSB 589 Professional Development 1
US Healthcare Track
MSB522 Clinical Skills 4
MSB533 Basic Sciences Review 4
MSB544 Capstone 4
The College of Biomedical Sciences at Larkin Health Sciences Institute (LHSI) is a non-profit educational institution established in 2013 by Larkin Community Hospital (LCH) in South Miami, Florida. LCH is one of only 12 statutory teaching hospitals in the state of Florida and offers more than 30 different resident training programs for osteopathic medicine. LCH also offers an allopathic residency program in Psychiatry as well as Advanced Education in Generals Dentistry (AEGD) Residency Program, an American Society of Health System Pharmacists Accredited Pharmacy Residency Program and residency in Podiatric Medicine. These resources provide our students with outstanding interprofesional learning opportunities that are only available at a teaching hospital.
Admissions Process and Requirements:
We offer three start terms-Fall, Spring, and Summer
Applications are reviewed on a rolling admissions basis, therefor it is recommended that you submit your application and supporting documents as soon as possible.
- US Citizen or Permanent Resident
- MD/DO Doctorate Degree Conferred
- Official Transcripts-If International, transcripts will need to be transcribed
- Completed Admissions Application
- $50.00 Application Fee
- Copy of Photo ID
Affiliation with Larkin Community Hospital:
Larkin Community Hospital is an integrated healthcare delivery system accredited by the Joint Commission with locations in South Miami, Hialeah and Hollywood, Florida. Our network of acute care hospitals provide a complete continuum of healthcare services, including a full range of inpatient and outpatient services, home health agencies, Skilled Nursing facilities, Rehabilitation centers and Assisted Living facilities in Miami-Dade and Broward County. We are heavily invested in training the next generation of health professionals, which is the core of our mission: to provide access to compassionate care of the highest quality in an educational environment.
Our affiliation with Larkin Community Hospital provides our students with a number of shadowing and clinical opportunities. Our students in the US Healthcare Track commit to 480 hours doing Clinical Rotations at Larkin System Hospitals with the program directors of their specialty of choice (Psychiatry, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Neurology, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Anesthesiology, Radiology, or any of the residency or fellowship training programs currently offered by Larkin Community Hospital)