Master of Biomedical Sciences (MBS) Program

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Program Overview

Welcome! Thank you for your interest in our Master of Biomedical Sciences (MBS) program.

The rise in the demand for qualified healthcare professionals is driven, in part, by the expansion in specialized healthcare and diagnostic procedures. In addition, the growth in population, in particular the aging population, requires more healthcare providers as well as more medical attention. The mission of California University of Science and Medicine, School of Medicine (CalMed) is to educate the next generations of qualified healthcare professionals; enhance the healthcare quality; and increase the number of qualified healthcare professionals in California and nationwide. The MBS program is CalMed's first steps on the road to accomplishing this mission. Join us!

Potential Careers and Professions

The CalMed Master in Biomedical Sciences degree is an innovative program designed for students who wish to enhance their academic qualifications and candidacy for a career in healthcare, such as an MD, DO, DDS, PhD or other professions such as nursing, pharmacy, research, education, physician assistant and biomedical technology.


The CalMed Difference

The CalMed MBS program has additional advantages that extend beyond the basic biomedical and academic portion of the curriculum, including:

  • An emphasis on the personal learning experiences of students to support their journey to a career in healthcare.
  • MBS students with a 3.2 cumulative GPA in the first semester of the program and a minimum MCAT score of 504 will be offered an opportunity to interview for a position in our MD program. Please note: Students must independently submit an MD application via AMCAS
  • Support from the faculty and staff for applications to professional programs.
  • Enhancement of interview skills with a simulated medical school interview and feedback from experienced faculty.
  • Instruction by faculty who have vast global experience in research and teaching including MD and MBS programs.
  • Affiliation with Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC), opportunities for research, engagement with extracurricular activities, and physician shadowing experience.
  • Individualized professional development and career advising.
  • Optional enrollment in MCAT review course by a prominent provider (not part of the curriculum, enrollment requires extra fee).


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