Learn about our program through the voice of our students! 
 Aaron Brown
 MSMS Graduate, Spring 2013
 DMD Student, University of Lousiville, Class of 2018

"During the MSMS graduate program at UK, I had the opportunity to take courses taught by faculty from the Colleges of Medicine and Dentistry, study alongside with other graduate/professional students, and get involved with biomedical research, all of which adequately prepared me for the rigorous academic demands of dental school.  As a result of the MSMS program, I enhanced my professional and research abilities, become a stronger and more efficient student, and gained invaluable relationships with the director, mentors, and instructors which I can utilize throughout my academic and professional development in dentistry.  Pursuing the MSMS degree at UK was an investment that has been highly rewarding both academically and professionally."
 Justin Welden
 Former MSMS Student
 PhD, Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, 2021

"I pursued the MSMS program to prepare me for the PhD program. The course curriculum was valuable, as it helped me apply my knowledge in the lab and gave me a better understanding of what was being taught and prepared me for a successful transition into the PhD program."
 Elisa Willems
 MSMS Graduate, Fall 2015
 MSPA Student, South University

"I pursued the MSMS program to complete prerequisite classes while ensuring that I had a thorough and higher-level understanding of fundamental aspects of medical science before applying to Physician Assistant school. The program’s curriculum, together with review and analysis of journal articles and preparation of my own master’s research paper, helped me achieve that goal. Now that I have been accepted to PA school, I certainly feel the MSMS program gave me the knowledge, experience and study skills to excel."
 Rachel Crasta
 MSMS Graduate, Spring 2020
 Medical Student, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Class of 2024

"The MSMS program equipped me with the skills and knowledge required to face the challenges of medical school. This program is unique in that it offers a wide variety of courses from several fields allowing me to cater my studies to my interests and goals. The courses along with the abundant research opportunities taught me to be a critical thinker and excel as a student. I had an outstanding support system of professors and administrative staff who not only provided the training and guidance but also encouraged my pursuit of medicine. The MSMS program offered a well-rounded environment to aid in my success as a student and is one of the best investments I have made towards my education."
Katie McKenna
Former MSMS Student
PhD Student in Microbiology, Immunology, & Molecular Genetics, University of Kentucky, Class of 2017

"As a master’s student, I was able to participate in a challenging curriculum that helped prepare me for a PhD program and direct my research interests towards my field of study. The MSMS program allows students to individually direct their education to best suit their own personal goals; a characteristic that is very appealing to many students. I was grateful to find a program that focused my track towards biomedical sciences that will also benefit my future career in research."
 Spencer Delfino
 MSMS Graduate, Spring 2017
 University of Louisville School of Medicine, Class of 2021

"Having the opportunity to serve in Haiti after graduating college revealed my passion for medicine. However, due to a lack of focus and maturity during undergrad, I knew if I wanted to achieve my dream of becoming a physician that I would have to demonstrate my growth in character and academic capacity. The MSMS program was the perfect forum by which to accomplish this; offering a tailorable curriculum consisting of courses representative of the professional school. In turn, the MSMS program equipped me with a foundation of knowledge and an academic and personal skill set that will enable me to overcome the challenges in and out of the classroom during and after medical school."
 Maya Cleveland
 MSMS Graduate, Spring 2020
 Heading to Medical School at UK, Fall 2021

"I pursued the MSMS program to prepare myself for medical school. The curriculum was challenging but the classes have prepared me for the rigorous coursework that I will later face in my academic career. I have also gained meaningful relationships with students and faculty in the College of Medicine which made my time in the MSMS program invaluable."