Dual Track Post-Graduate Certificate in Precision Medicine
The Post-Graduate Certificate in Precision Medicine can be completed as a dual track program in conjunction with another Midwestern University healthcare professional degrees such as Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Doctor of Dental Medicine, Doctor of Optometry, or Doctor of Pharmacy. Students enrolled in Podiatric Medicine, Physician Assistant, or other Midwestern University degree programs not listed above may apply for this dual track program with the approval of their Dean. Pharmacy, Podiatry, and Veterinary students cannot apply as incoming students but are eligible to apply during the first or subsequent years of their primary program.
Stand-Alone Post-Graduate Certificate in Precision Medicine
The stand-alone Post-Graduate Certificate in Precision Medicine is available for individuals NOT currently admitted to, or enrolled in, another Midwestern University healthcare program. Applicants to the stand-alone Post-Graduate Certificate must already have been awarded or will be awarded a graduate-level healthcare or graduate level biomedical/biological degree from an accredited university prior to matriculation into the program.
Preparation of Graduates
Graduates are prepared to directly enter their chosen healthcare profession with the background to understand and apply genetic or genomic information in the overall care of their patients. This online, 22 quarter-credit hour curriculum is taught at a graduate level and designed to complement healthcare professional programs and careers.
The coursework can be completed in as little as two years and is optimally completed within the timeframe of the primary program. The maximum time allowed for completion of the dual track or stand-alone certificate is six years.
The 22 quarter-credit hour PGCert in Precision Medicine Program includes required and elective coursework. Some students may desire to transfer from this track to the Master of Science in Precision Medicine degree track. Interested students should contact the Precision Medicine Program Director. Additional coursework and completion of the Genomics Laboratory and Capstone Project will be required (see Master of Science in Precision Medicine Program).