Medical Science Master of Science

About us

The College of Medicine Master of Medical Science Program (MMSP) offers physicians-in-training at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Nationwide Children's Hospital the opportunity to prepare for research careers in academic medicine through pursuit of a core curriculum, individualized electives and seminars, and a mentored research project.

  • Applicants must hold an MD or DO degree and hold a current clinical fellowship or residency position (or be accepted into a fellowship or residency program that begins prior to matriculation into the MMS Program).
  • Applicants must have the explicit and direct endorsement of the program director and chair for trainees from the applicant's fellowship or residency program.

The program provides an opportunity for promising clinically trained individuals to develop into independent biomedical academicians by facilitating the transition from postdoctoral training to a career as an independent investigator and educator.

Optional Practical Training (OPT)

International graduates of this major are approved by the Department of Homeland Security for three (3) years of work permission in the United States after graduation. Visit the Office of International Affairs website for more information.