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The Commonwealth Medical College Accepting Applications for Masters of Biomedical Sciences Program

Tuesday, February 02, 2020

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Scranton, Pennsylvania – The Commonwealth Medical College (TCMC) is accepting applications for fall admission to its Masters of Biomedical Sciences (MBS) Program. This comprehensive one-year graduate program is focused in the biomedical sciences and designed to help students strengthen their credentials for candidacy for acceptance into medical school. TCMC has partnered with The Princeton Review to combine the MBS degree with their MCAT Hyperlearning Program, an advanced seven-week course credited with improving MCAT scores by an average of 10 points.

“We cannot imagine any better preparation for the rigors of medical school than by combining the MCAT Hyperlearning Program with our highly accomplished researchers and educators who make up our MD Program faculty,” stated Robert D’Alessandri, MD, President and Dean of The Commonwealth Medical College.  “We’ve developed this extensive program for those serious about medical school and will demonstrate our commitment by holding several MD slots open for MBS graduates who meet the criteria for medical school,” he continued.

The 34 graduate school credits are heavily focused in the biomedical sciences including: biochemistry, cell biology, epidemiology, genetics, molecular biology, microbiology/immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology and physiology. The program also includes interactive workshops designed to enhance medical school interviewing skills, application preparation for medical school, community health projects and life-like experiences in the Clinical Skills and Simulation Center.

“TCMC’s MBS program offers small class size and personalized attention by faculty and researchers that not only provide a solid biomedical sciences foundation but the professional background and experience to enhance the student’s base of scientific knowledge, “says Maureen McLeod, PhD, Director of Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences. “With a 3-to-1 student-teacher ratio, TCMC faculty is focused on a student-centered learning experience with communication, collaboration and individual attention by faculty who also teach in the medical program,” she added. 

The deadline for applying to the 2012 MBS class is May 31, 2020. For an informational brochure or an application for the MBS Program, visit TCMC’s website or go to