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GPS Spotlight: Master of Science in Medical Science

June 02, 2022

Master of Science in Medical Science

Lasell University recently announced a new Master of Science in Medical Science (MSMS) program, in partnership with Tiber Health, an organization that prepares students for in-demand careers in healthcare. Classes are expected to launch this fall. The new MSMS program reflects Lasell’s commitment to lifelong, collaborative and connected learning, intercultural competence, and social responsibility by creating opportunities for college graduates to explore a range of careers in healthcare.

Across the country and here in Massachusetts — home to some of the most respected healthcare institutions in the world — the healthcare industry has struggled to address the critical workforce shortage. The scarcity of skilled healthcare workers has been exacerbated by the pandemic and the impact of the “Great Resignation” on this sector. In response, Lasell has established academic programs to help create and support a robust pipeline of skilled healthcare professionals.

“Lasell’s faculty and students are always developing new and innovative ways to solve the problems faced by diverse communities. This new partnership with Tiber Health not only provides experiential learning opportunities, it helps students pursue and secure high-demand jobs in the healthcare sector,” said Dr. Cristina Haverty, Dean of Lasell's School of Health Sciences. “Through this collaboration, Lasell will continue to prepare the next generation of experienced healthcare professionals.”

The new 42-credit MSMS program will give students the chance to further develop their professional skills and prepare them to pursue graduate education leading to a medical degree or career in healthcare. The program is designed to guide student performance and predict success in medical school and on the USMLE Step 1 exam. The top 10 percent of students who complete Lasell’s MSMS program will be granted an interview at Ponce Health Sciences University (PHSU) medical school. 

Lasell provides students with several degree options in healthcare-related studies through its accredited School of Health Sciences. Currently, Lasell offers a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences, a pre-professional program designed to prepare students for graduate medical studies, as well as bachelor’s programs in biochemistry, biology, exercise science, and public and community health. Lasell also offers master’s programs in Healthcare ManagementRehabilitation Science, Athletic Training, and Sports Science Analytics. In addition, Lasell University, in partnership with Newton-Wellesley Hospital, now offers a certificate program in Surgical Technology.