Though students in the 6-year B.A./M.D. program are the school’s largest contingent, students pursuing other degrees are an important part of the School of Medicine. Some of their programs also start in January, rather than in the fall, which gave us a chance to welcome our newest groups of students in January.
Our “M.D. only” students have already earned a bachelor’s degree and join second-year B.A./M.D. students for much of their clinical training and other course work.
The Master of Science in Anesthesia program was started in 2008 to address a shortage of anesthesia care providers in Missouri and several other states. The program is known for its outstanding placement rate and rate of success on the profession’s certifying exam. Graduates typically earn starting salaries of $90,000 to $120,000.
The Master of Medical Science Physician Assistant Program also is known for its outstanding certification-test and job placement rates.
The School of Medicine welcomes its newest students and looks forward to their becoming another integral part of providing top-quality health care to residents of Missouri and elsewhere in the Midwest and other states.