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Curriculum

PSM students must accumulate 36 academic credits to earn their Master’s degree in the PSM track, including at least 24 credits from a scientific curriculum of required and elective courses and a minimum of 8 credits from a professional skills curriculum consisting of one required and several elective course options. Students must also complete an approved internship at a participating partner company or institution and a “capstone” report on the internship project.

Students in the PSM program matriculate in one of the six basic science Master’s programs. Didactic courses are taken during the regular Graduate School evening sessions in the Fall, Spring or Summer academic terms. Some elective professional skills courses are available through NYMC’s School of Health Sciences and Practice, and some of these are available as online offerings. Students must apply for an internship position at an approved company, agency or institution. The capstone is either a professional description and critical analysis of the internship project, or, if this is precluded by proprietary concerns, a scholarly literature review.


Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
General Biochemistry I and II
Cell Biology
Biochemistry of Gene Expression
Fundamentals of Pharmacology
Protein Structure & Function
Statistics for Basic Medical Sciences
Electives

  Cell Biology
General Biochemistry I and II
Biochemistry of Gene Expression
Cell Biology
Fundamentals of Pharmacology
Lectures in Histology
Laboratory in Histology 
Statistics for Basic Medical Sciences
     

Microbiology & Immunology
General Biochemistry I and II *
Biochemistry of Gene Expression *
General Microbiology I and II
Fundamentals of Pharmacology
Advanced Immunology
Introduction to Virology
Statistics for Basic Medical Sciences

*any 2 of these 3 courses

 

Pathology
Introduction to Pathology
Systemic Pathology
Epidemiology
Fundamentals of Pharmacology
General Biochemistry I and II *
General Microbiology I and II *
Biochemistry of Gene Expression *
Statistics for Basic Medical Sciences
Electives

*any 2 of these 5 courses

     
Pharmacology
Selected Topics in Biochemistry I and II
Mammalian Physiology I and II
Pharmacology I and II
Statistics for Basic Medical Sciences
Fundamentals of Pharmacology
Pharmacology electives
  Physiology
Mammalian Physiology I and II
General Biochemistry I and II
Fundamentals of Pharmacology
Statistics for Basic Medical Sciences
Physiology electives
     

Professional Skills Courses
Career Pathways in Pharmacology (required)
Human Resource Management *
Organizational Theory *
Health Economics *
Law and Health *
Strategic Management *
Responsible Conduct of Research *

 *a minimum of 8 credits of these courses

  Internship
Internship in the Biomedical Sector