Medical Health Sciences
Our Medical Health Sciences Professional Tracks prepare you for the next step in your healthcare career with a Master of Science in Medical Health Sciences degree. This challenging program will be the gateway to your career in healthcare. In only 10 months, you will be prepared for a career in research or healthcare simulation or ready to start an advanced degree in osteopathic medicine, physician assistant studies, physical therapy, or occupational therapy. Regardless of the path you choose, you will build a solid foundation for the next stage in your journey.
JOSE PARRA: I wanted to be in this program because I wanted it to help prepare me for the rigors of medical school. So my background is in biochemistry, but I didn't have a lot of other pre-medical classes so I figured taking this master's program would really help ease me into the rigors of medical school.
AARON STOREY: So all these classes I've been taking are the ones I'll see right away in medical school or PA school. So doing well in these course and getting it down now will help me hit the ground running by next year.
MEENA SANDHU: Overall, MHS really does improve the aesthetic of your resume because you are exposed to so many different opportunities. So, not just academically are you prepped for medical school, but you're introduced to a bunch of research opportunities. So this year was the first time I really got involved with research. I was able to go to my first conference ever, we won an award which was really cool and I made my first poster ever, so I have the research aspect on my resume which I didn’t have before. So I think MHS offers a lot in addition to curriculum.
NARRATOR: The MHS program also aims to increase students’ chances of getting into graduate school through valuable test prep courses for the GRE and MCAT and many opportunities to strengthen students’ credentials for admission…all within an expedited one year program.
JOSE PARRA: It has been super beneficial to have test prep help in this program because it's kinda hard to budget that time among your studies and this program allots that time for you. So it's kinda already built into your schedule so you're able to prepare for these exams while you're doing school so you can be success in both.
KRUPA SHAH: “Before MHS I didn’t study properly. I learned how to think while in MHS, I learned how to study while in MHS. All our professors they teach us all the basic sciences but what they really do is they teach you how to think about what you’re learning. They tell you to look at the big picture, not to get lost looking at one tree when you’re in a forest kind of thing. So with that information I’ve been able to apply everything that I learn in a bigger picture. It taught me that I could believe in myself that I have the ability to go through PA school to thrive and succeed and that’s something that I don’t think I would have had without MHS.
ERIN SPIRO: I like to use the analogy that it’s training for a marathon right, like you can’t just get up and run a marathon in one day. The MHS program put a bunch of these tools in my tool box so I could pull them out when I got into the PA program so it was really great.
NARRATOR: Our faculty is committed to seeing our students succeed, with an open-door policy that establishes a critical line of open communication.
AARON STOREY: It's just nice to walk into the professor's offices and pick their brain about questions, whether you have a question about lecture or you just have a general question that's maybe not pertaining to lecture but you're interested in. It's a very personal atmosphere that they provide here at the university to be able to go into their offices whenever you like and they're more than receptive.
MEENA SANDHU: And this has been so helpful because not only does it help us understand the material progressively instead of waiting towards the end so we’re able to build a strong basis of our education, but also it helps us feel more comfortable with the professors. I just feel like the open door policy really helps emphasizes camaraderie amongst Touro and not just students but the faculty as well and it really is a place where hands are reciprocally lent and accepted just continuously and I think that is one of the most beautiful things about Touro.
NARRATOR: Students who meet the requirements after completing the MHS program are guaranteed an interview to Touro’s Physician Assistant or Osteopathic Medicine programs.
JOSE PARRA: For me personally, it means a lot to be guaranteed that DO interview because its proves that Touro really does believe in me and in my success. After having been an MHS student, it proves to the faculty that this person can handle these rigors, we've seen it first hand; they're going to be successful.
NARRATOR: Now is the time to determine the next phase of your career in a way that challenges you as much as it prepares you for the path ahead. See Yourself here at Touro Nevada.
MHS Program Features
At Touro Nevada, preparing you for the next step on your professional path is our focus. MHS courses are taught by faculty teaching our medical, physician assistant, physical therapy, and occupational therapy students and you will utilize the same state-of-the-art equipment, labs, and facilities while having access to a wide range of student support resources.
Your success in the Medical Health Sciences program will give you a competitive edge in the application process for Touro Nevada’s Osteopathic Medicine Program and our other advanced degree programs including physician assistant studies, occupational therapy, and physical therapy. Explore program features and admission requirements.
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- Baccalaureate degree or higher
- Cumulative and science GPA of 2.5 or higher
- Complete required coursework with a grade of C or better
- Prerequisites of Biology/Zoology w/lab, Inorganic Chemistry w/lab, Organic Chemistry and/or Biochemistry w/lab, Math/Computer Science, College English
The PostBacCAS application is optional; however it will expedite the review of the prerequisite courses. If you submit the PostBacCAS application, the Touro application fee will be waived. All applicants must complete a Touro application and submit a $75 nonrefundable application fee (waived for PostBacCAS applicants.
You will also need to submit transcripts, a personal statement, resume, two letters of recommendation, and a signed technical standards document.
Meet Our Director
Many programs at Touro Nevada are centered around one specific discipline. However, in the Medical Health Sciences Program, our goal is to prepare you for a wide range of careers in healthcare. Providing you with a foundation of basic science classes, taught by faculty from the College of Osteopathic Medicine, you will not just learn about the medical field but also how to be a successful student in a variety of healthcare professions. Simply put, your growth is our central focus at Touro Nevada.
You will be challenged and motivated to demand more of yourself. Our students and faculty are a family and you will never have to take on a task alone. You will join a community that truly supports each other in reaching their goals. Here, you will impact your community, elevate your peers, and grow academically, professionally, and personally.
If you are ready to challenge yourself and prepare for your future, I welcome your application to the Medical Health Sciences Program.
Dr. Vladimir Bondarenko
The Medical Health Sciences Program is a master’s degree-granting medically-oriented program designed to enrich the academic base and skills of students interested in pursuing healthcare degrees while strengthening their credentials for admission to healthcare professional schools and preparing them for their professional lives.
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