Graduate Medical Education Sciences
About the GMES Program
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The M.S. Graduate Medical Education Sciences program, located on the Lubbock campus, is a 2-year non-thesis Master of Science degree offered through the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Our world-renowned faculty and innovative curriculum supply students with the tools for exciting futures in health care and health care education. The program is designed for students whose goal is a teaching career in the anatomical sciences, or who need additional preparation for medical school. Students take courses in the anatomical and physiological sciences with the first year medical students and in modern instructional methods and design, and will participate in the teaching mission of the medical school as teaching assistants, aiding in our abilities to spread positive, advanced health care to communities in west Texas and across the world.
Year 1, Fall
GMDS 5001 Gross Anatomy
GMDS 5021Introduction to Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Inflammation and Infection
Total Credit Hours: 11
Year 1, Spring
GMDS 5020 Introduction to Immunology, Hematology, and the Cardiovascular System
GMDS 5110 Surgical Gross Anatomy or GMDS 5006 Advanced Dissection Skills
Total Credit Hours: 10 or 12
Year 2, Fall
GMDS 5023 Advanced Training in Anatomy, Histology & Embryology Education
GMDS 5024 Advanced Training in Biochemistry & Infectious disease
GMDS 7000 Research (Begin Project)
Total Credit Hours: 9
Year 2, Spring
GMDS 5022 Advanced Training in Immunology, Hematology and the Cardiovascular system
GMDS 5310 Educational Project in Biomedical Sciences
GMDS 5121 Pedagogical Concepts in Medical Education
GMDS 7000 Research (Complete Project)
GSBS 5101 Responsible Conduct of Research
Total Credit Hours: 11
GMDS 5007 Advanced Ultrasound Skills
GMDS 5115 Intro to Functional Neuroanatomy
GMDS 5120 How People Learn
GSBS 5099 Topics in Biomedical Sciences "Advanced Training in Clinical Skills"
Total program cost is appx. $15,100 but does not include optional electives, optional summer enrollment, textbooks or living expenses. Cost per semester varies depending on hours enrolled, but generally ranges from appx. $3000-$5000 per semester.
Disclaimer: The above amounts are only estimates and based on tuition and fees currently approved. TTUHSC reserves the right to modify tuition and fees without prior notice, upon approval by the Texas Tech University System Board of Regents. In addition, tuition and fees are subject to change at any time for correction of errors.
Current tuition costs can be seen at the links below or by contacting Student Business Services from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. CST at (806) 743-7867 for detailed fee information, including out-of-state tuition.
Due to the intensity of the Graduate Medical Education Sciences program, it is strongly recommended that students do not seek employment for the duration of enrollment in the program.
As part of the Graduate Medical Education Sciences program, students design and carry out a medical education project under the direction of a Graduate Medical Education Sciences faculty mentor. The projects are designed according to the needs of the School of Medicine curriculum and the student's interests. Projects are presented during the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences annual Student Research Week and again at the end of the second year. Examples of past projects include: self-directed learning units, interprofessional education workshops, or creating additional educational materials for the curriculum.
Admission for our Graduate Medical Education Sciences Degree Program
Requirements for admission are flexible and there are no minimum GPA or test score requirements. All applications are reviewed in a holistic manner, with no single factor determining a student's admission.
- Students may have a Bachelor's degree in any field but must include typical science courses (Chemistry, Biology, Zoology/Animal Science, etc.). A strong science background is encouraged. This program will not fulfill undergraduate medical school prerequisites.
- Prior to admission, applicants must have completed the School of Medicine pre-requisite courses, including Biochemistry.
|General Biology or Zoology||6|
|Upper Division Biology*||6|
|General Chemistry Labs||2|
|Organic Chemistry Labs||2|
* Biochemistry can be used to replace 3 hours of these required credits.
- Average GPA of students offered admission is 3.5
- Average MCAT of students offered admission is 504.
- Average GRE of students offered admission is 314.
Graduate Medical Education Sciences Application Information
|Semester||Application Open||Application Deadline||Campus|
|Fall Only||September 1||March 21||Lubbock|
How to Apply
Applications must be completed at Bioraider. It is the responsibility of the applicant to make sure that their application is complete by the application deadline to be considered for admission. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed for admission. The program only reviews complete applications after the application deadline.
A complete application is comprised of the following:
- A completely submitted application on BioRaider.com , which includes an Essay/Personal Statement
- At least 2 letters of reference written within the year of application
*It is strongly recommended at least one letter be from a faculty member that knows the applicant well.*
- A GRE or MCAT score taken within the past 5 years
- Paid Application Fee
- Official College Transcripts for all institutions attended
The program requires a valid GRE score within the last 5 years. GRE scores can be submitted using the ETS Institution Code 6851.
Students may request that MCAT scores be submitted in lieu of GRE scores, and such waiver requests should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Waivers should include the applicant's AAMC ID and Verification Code. The Verification Code is on the MCAT display score report, and comprises four sets of numbers and letters. For example: ABCD-EFGH-IJKL-MNOP.
- We require official transcripts from all U.S.institutions attended, including those institutions for which you received transfer credit toward your undergraduate degree.
- Electronic official transcripts from U.S. institutions are preferred and should be sent to: email@example.com.
- Do NOT send international transcripts and/or mark sheets. See below for transcript evaluation requirement.
- Hard copy official transcripts should be mailed to:
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
3601 4th St. MS 6206
Lubbock, TX 79430-6206
The Graduate Medical Education Sciences masters is a very competitive program with
a rigorous application process. After the application deadline is reached, complete
and only complete applications are processed and sent to the admissions committee
for review and ranking.
After the initial review process, the top ranked applicants (usually around 35) are invited to come in for an interview. Once interviews are completed, interviewed applicants are re-ranked by the admissions committee and the top 15 applicants are offered admission into the program.