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Graduate Catalog 2016/2017


Medical Sciences (MSG)
with a Concentration in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine (MNM)

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Master of Science in Medical Sciences (M.S.M.S.)
CIP Code: 26.9999
College of Medicine (MD)
Total Minimum Program Hours Required (Post Bachelor's Degree): 32

Contact Information:
College of Medicine
Medical Sciences Department (MED)
4202 E. Fowler Avenue MDC7
Tampa FL  33620

Program Director or Coordinator:
Michael Barber
Phone: 813-974-9702
Email: mbarber@health.usf.edu

Website: http://www.health.usf.edu/medicine/graduatestudies


Faculty Search: Medicine Faculty List


Program Information


The program is designed to provide students with advanced training in either Anatomy, Biochemistry, Medical Microbiology, or Pharmacology. Students successfully completing the program will have a foundation that will prepare them for a professional degree in biomedical science such as a M.D. or Ph.D. or qualify them to work as teachers or research assistants in academia or in the private sector. The program will provide a solid core of training in the latest findings, concepts, and experimental techniques. Students will be allowed to individualize their training through elective courses and will have the opportunity to conduct laboratory research. The program is intended for students who wish training beyond a baccalaureate degree but do not wish to commit to a Ph.D. program or do not meet the qualifications required for admissions into a M.D. or Ph.D. program.

 

Accreditation Information:

Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools.

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Admissions Information

Admission Deadlines

There is an established University deadline for the submission of admission application materials. Programs may have earlier deadlines than the University deadline. The deadlines reflected below are the earliest of the two deadlines. Graduate Programs may continue to accept and process applications after the published deadline if space exists within the program. Check with the Program for availability.

Application Deadline (domestic application)

Fall: June 1
Spring: ---
Summer: ---

International Students

Foreign applicants who are outside the U.S. are required to apply for a visa. Depending on the country of origin, this may take a few months. So the deadlines for these international applicants may be earlier than the Program deadline and these applicants must apply prior to both deadlines. They are strongly encouraged to apply as early as possible. Foreign applicants who are in the U.S. and are currently on a visa may use the domestic application deadline dates. In addition to meeting the published application deadline for the Program of interest, all immigration documents should be submitted as soon as possible, but must be on file at USF no later than the following processing deadlines:

Fall: February 15
Spring: ---
Summer: ---

Admission Requirements

You must comply with general University policies and meet general University Admission requirements in addition to those listed below.


Must meet University requirements (see Graduate Admissions) as well as requirements listed below.

Program Admission Requirements

  • A bachelors degree or equivalent from a regionally accredited university
  • Minimum overall grade-point average of 3.0 out of a possible 4.0 with a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 in the sciences
  • GRE or MCAT
  • Completed pre-requisites in:
    • General biology (1 year)
    • General chemistry (1 year)
    • General physics (1 year)
    • Organic chemistry (1 year)
    • Quantitative analysis (1 course)
    • Mathematics including integral and differential calculus

APPLICATION PROCEDURES
Please refer to:
http://gradaffairs.health.usf.edu/

 

Admissions Status: Apply

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Program Degree Requirements

Degree requirements are individualized according to the educational and research interests and goals.

REQUIRED COURSES

 

Credits

CORE REQUIREMENTS (minimum)

2

GMS 6871

Health Sciences Ethics

2

Students select either the Pre-professional track or one of the Concentrations.

 

CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS

Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine (MNM) (minimum)

32

GMS6455
GMS6441
GMS6543
GMS6751
GMS6451
GMS6454
GMS6752
GMS6340
Clinical Intensives in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine
Clinical Approach to Endocrinology
Diabetes and Coronary Heart Disease
Integrated Clinical Neurobiology
Nutrition and Metabolism
Functional Medicine and Infectious Disease
Autoimmune Diseases and Cognitive Function
Laboratory Fundamentals and Adjunct Cancer Therapies
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

Electives

 
GMS 6240
GMS 6550
GMS 6310
GMS 6770
GMS 6753
GMS 6331
GMS 6XXX
GMS 7930
GMS 6908
GMS 7910
GMS 6053
GMS 6055
GMS 6408
GMS 6410
GMS 6411
GMS 6709
GMS 6715
GMS 6716
GMS 6717
GMS 6718
GMS 6720
GMS 6755
GMS 6756
Metabolic Approaches to Pediatrics
Introduction to IV Therapies
Toxic Metal and Functional Toxicology
A Metabolic Approach to Pain Management
The Basics of Brain Fitness and Memory Management
Stem Cell Biology
Integrated Bariatrics
Selected Topics
Medical Sciences Independent Study
Directed Research
Cancer Prevention
Cancer Immunology
Cardiovascular Disease
Cardiovascular Health
Metabolic Cardiology
Neuropsychiatry
Lifestyle Coaching
Nutrition Counseling
Co-Active Coaching
Integrated Lifestyle Medicine
Sports Medicine and Nutrition
How the Brain Learns
Brain Fitness Therapies
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
 

MINIMUM TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS

30

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College Degree Requirements

Refer to the College Section of theGraduate Catalog for College requirements and information.

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USF Degree Requirements

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Financial Assistance


Financial Aid

Fellowships & Scholarships

Graduate Assistantships

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Registration Process

First, contact your graduate program advisor for guidance courses to register for. Obtain any electronic course permit if necessary. Register for the new student orientation online at http://www.grad.usf.edu/orientation.php. Then go to http://oasis.usf.edu/ the link to OASIS, USF's on-line registration system to register for your classes. Follow the directions given on-line.

To access online course materials, students must have a USF NetID (e-mail account). Please visit: https://netid.usf.edu/una/ to obtain your NetID.

New students, including those studying online, may obtain a USFCard. Please visit: http://www.usf.edu/it/class-prep/usf-card.aspx to obtain your USFCard.

Tuition and fees: Fees are determined by the level of the course. Please visit Cash Accounting, Controller's Office, for information on tuition and fees.

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Graduate Course Information

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