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The Master of Science in Medical Sciences program can help prepare you for a successful career in medicine. In Simmon’s MSMS program, the course of study aligns with the traditional first year of medical school courses, which will advance your academics, MCAT score, and prepare you for entry into medical school and other medical professions.


Simmons has unveiled more than a dozen new degree programs, including an associate degree in early childhood education, a Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in Pre Law, Women and Gender Studies, Martin Luther King Legacy Studies and Environmental Studies as well as a Master of Science degree in Medical Sciences. Also included in the new programs is an associate degree in Teacher Education, designed to help students earn certifications as K-12 teachers in Kentucky schools.


Ponce Health Sciences University School of Medicine, an LCME accredited institution with campuses in Ponce, Puerto Rico and St. Louis, Missouri, offers an MD Program interview to the top 20% of MSMS program graduates in any given MD application year. Those offered an interview must meet the standard minimum admissions requirements for the PHSU MD program.


Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
One-page Personal statement
Official transcripts
Resume / CV
Two letters of recommendation, at least one from undergraduate or graduate professors.
Virtual Interview
MCAT scores recommended but not required
Minimum GPA: 2.7 in the following courses:
Biology w/laboratory 8 credits
Chemistry w/laboratory 8 credits
Organic Chemistry w/laboratory 8 credits
Physics w/laboratory 8 credits
Mathematics 6 credits
Behavior and Social Sciences 6 credits
English 6 credits
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