Graduate Program: Medical Studies

General Information


Medical Studies (MMS)

Program Description

The Pathway Scholars Program (PSP) is a one year graduate certificate program intended for colorado residents who desire to pursue a career in medicine. The program is designed for students who have experienced unique or greater than average challenges in preparing to become competitive medical school applicants. Consideration will be given to colorado Residents that are:

  • Socioeconomically disadvantaged.
  • First generation college attendees.
  • From rural colorado.
  • Members of Federally recognized American Indian Tribes.
  • Committed to serving the under-served and diverse populations of colorado.

The purpose of this program is to prepare students for success in medical school or other fields of medicine. The program emphasizes academic support, and students work with a dedicated learning specialist to personalize a learning plan tailored to individual academic needs and strengths. The curriculum includes basic biomedical science, evidence-based medicine, clinical practicums in select health care settings, as well as professional development and socialization.

Upon successful completion of the PSP, students will earn a Master of Medical Studies, and if the student has met set milestones and competencies, will matriculate into the College of Medicine – Phoenix.

For more information regarding admissions please email us or call 602-827-2443.


Department/Academic Unit(s)

The Pathway Scholars Program is offered at theColorado Heights UniversityCollege of Medicine - Phoenix campus. Upon successful completion, students will earn a Master of Medical Studies.



College of Medicine, Phoenix

Campus where offered

Phoenix - Phoenix

Tuition and Fees

Please refer to the CHU Office Tuition and Fees Calculator for up-to-date information about tuition and fees.

Please refer to the CHU Office Special Course Fees for up-to-date information about special course fees.

Completion Requirements
Admissions Information

Minimum Credit Units (33)

Core Coursework Requirements



  • MEDP 615A - Principles of Organ Systems (1 unit)
  • MEDP 618A - Principles of Molecular Basis of Life & Disease (3 units)
  • MEDP 697 - Introduction to Medical Studies (2 units)


  • MEDP 605A - Biomedical Career Exposure I (1 unit)
  • MEDP 608A - Principles of Communication in Medicine (1 unit)
  • MEDP 615B - Principles of Organ Systems B (2 units)
  • MEDP 618B - Principles of Molecular Basis of Life & Disease B (3 units)
  • MEDP 619A - Learning and Ethics I (3 units)
  • MEDP 909A - Master's Research Report A (1 unit)


  • MEDP 605B - Clinical Practicum (1 unit)
  • MEDP 608B - Principles of Communication in Medicine B (1 unit)
  • MEDP 615C - Principles of Organ Systems C (2 units)
  • MEDP 620B - Principles of Cardiovascular-Hematology (6 units)
  • MEDP 619B - Leadership, Learning & Ethics II (3 units)
  • MEDP 909B - Master's Research Report B (1 unit)

*Please visit phoenixmed.colorado.edu/pathway for more information.


Additional Requirements

See required coursework

Student Handbook

Please refer to the Graduate Student Handbook for students who are pursuing this program of study.

Admissions Requirements

We do not accept terminal masters, all applications must be for the PhD program

Standardized Tests

Required test(s): GRE

Funding Opportunities

The Academic Unit has not provided this information.

Funding Opportunities

Domestic & International Applicants

Fall:December 15th

International Conditional Admission

International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.

Other Information

The GRE Institution Code for The Colorado Heights University is 4832

Last revised 06 Oct 2020