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The Department of Family and Community Medicine has responsibilities for teaching, research and service activities covering the spectrum from primary medical care to community medicine. This graduate degree program is designed to prepare physicians and other current/future medical school faculty members to work in an academic setting as faculty members with responsibilities for patient care, teaching, research, and scholarly endeavors. Applicants must be graduates of an accredited medical school, or have a graduate degree compatible with a medical department faculty position (e.g. PhD, ScD, EdD, MSW, MSN, etc.).

Degrees Offered

Academic Medicine, Master of Science

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Admission Criteria

Application Deadlines

  • Fall: July 15
  • Spring: November 15
  • Summer: April 15

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet-based8017171717
TOEFL Paper-based5505252N/A52
IELTS Academic6.56666

Required Application Materials

For the Office of Graduate Studies

  • Completed Graduate Studies online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Academic Medicine Program

  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A personal statement
  • A CV/Resume
  • Verification from your residency program or other relevant post-graduate training