Ms. Lucy Goodwin,
Ms. Shannon Smith,
The MD-MS Combined degree is offered to Tulane medical students who have an interest in a future career in a surgical specialty.
The degree program is a 4-year non-thesis program of study for medical students leading to the combined degrees: MD and Master of Science in Anatomy. This unique program is designed specifically for medical students who wish to develop careers in the surgical specialties. This program is only available to students who have earned a baccalaureate degree and have already been accepted to Tulane's School of Medicine. To receive the MD/MS Combined Degree, students must fulfill all requirements for graduation from both MD and MS programs before the graduation deadlines.
The MD/MS program is only available to students who have earned a baccalaureate degree and have already been accepted to Tulane's School of Medicine. Until you have earned a baccalaureate degree, you are not eligible to begin or graduate from the MD/MS in Anatomy Program. If you have already earned a medical or osteopathic degree, or are pursuing your medical degree from a school other than Tulane, you are not eligible for the MD/MS in Anatomy Program. Fourth year (T4) medical students are not eligible to begin their MS anatomy studies as part of the MD/MS combined degree program
Requirements for the MD/MS combined degree should be completed within 4 years: students must graduate with both degrees concurrently. Applicants to the program must maintain or have earned a minimum grade of 80% in Gross and Developmental Anatomy, Medical Histology and Neuroscience before applying to the MD/MS program. MD/MS students receive internal transfer credit from their School of Medicine coursework and are, therefore, not eligible to transfer credit from other institutions. Graduate courses taken at other institutions may not be used to waive a core requirement.
To receive the MD/MS Combined Degree, students must fulfill all requirements for graduation from both MD and MS programs before the graduation deadline.
Courses in the School of Medicine MD Curriculum that provide MS Anatomy content and that MD/MS Combined Degree students are required to take include the following:
1. Gross and Developmental Anatomy (with a minimum grade of 80% or the approval of the course director)
2. Medical Histology
In addition to completing their School of Medicine curriculum, MD/MS Combined Degree students must also complete the following requirements:
All required coursework for the MS Anatomy program. No student may graduate without fulfilling all of the core requirements.
The MD/MS program is only available to students who have earned a baccalaureate degree and have already been accepted to Tulane's School of Medicine. Until you have earned a baccalaureate degree, you are not eligible to begin or graduate from the MD/MS in Anatomy Program. You may not begin the application process until you have received your letter of acceptance from Tulane School of Medicine.
All acceptances into the program must be received by December 14 to be considered for Spring admission in January. If you miss the December 14 deadline, please contact the SCB Office at 504.988.5255 to discuss your options. The Spring registration deadline is January 27, 2017. The Summer registration deadline is July 1, 2017.
The application for admission to the MD-MS degree program should be submitted to the Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences along with a fee of $50.00 payable to Tulane University. This fee is non‐refundable. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and applicants will be admitted on a competitive basis. Therefore early submission of applications is highly encouraged. To apply to the MD-MS degree program, click on the Apply link on the left of the page.
Students must take all core and elective credits of course work over 4 years and complete the requirements for the degree.
The MD-MS in Anatomy Research curriculum is designed for completion within four year. Classes run from August to May each year.
Tuition for the 2016-17 academic year is charged on a per-credit basis at $1064 per credit. No tuition waivers are available for this program.
You can download a program overview as a pdf document by clicking here.