GMES: Explore Medicine without an M.D.

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The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS) is a great opportunity for you to refine your skills and knowledge before entering medical school by joining the Graduate Medical Education Sciences program.

Graduate Medical Education Sciences, or GMES, is a two-year, non-thesis Master of Science degree offered at our Lubbock campus. This program is specifically designed for students with a goal to teach in the anatomical sciences or who want more preparation for medical school. Find out how easy it is to apply to our GMES program today

Why GMES?

Helping Prepare the Future Health Care Workforce

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GMES is a two-year, non-thesis Master of Science degree

Attending our program means you can build on your foundational knowledge, develop leadership skills and enhance your professional qualifications for a career in medical education. We turn learners into educators, allowing you to pass along invaluable medical expertise and better the future of health care. 

If your goal is to have an educational leadership position, our curriculum provides the expertise and background skill sets necessary to be an excellent teacher.

Continuing Your Education

In addition to starting a path to a fulfilling career, our program is an excellent opportunity for those who wish to continue their academic pursuits. This master’s program is a great catalyst to medical school or other academic paths in health care. 

While the coursework completed as part of the GMES curriculum does not transfer to medical school, it is the perfect educational opportunity for you to refine your skills before attending medical school or another professional school in health care.

Becoming a Part of Our Program

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GMES is for students who want preparation for medical school or to teach in the anatomical sciences

In order to attend this master’s program, you may have a Bachelor's degree in any field—however, that field must include typical science courses. A strong science background is encouraged before starting this program.

If you are hoping to attend medical school and remain in good academic standing at the completion of your first year of the GMES program, you are guaranteed one interview with the TTUHSC School of Medicine - in Lubbock and in El Paso. 

GSBS and its programs continue to shape the future of health by uncovering new knowledge through exploratory scientific research and fueling medical discovery. If you are interested in seeing what you can do with a Master of Science in Graduate Medical Education Sciences, start the application process right here, or learn about our prerequisites and requirements

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