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MS Molecular Medicine and Translational Science Graduate Program


To meet the challenge of training scientists who function successfully in clinical and basic science environments, WFSM is pleased to announce the MS graduate program in Molecular Medicine for Physicians. WFSM offers the program to WFSM physicians only and requires the support and approval of the Departmental Chair. A Master's degree in Biomedical Sciences is also available to non-physicians through the Wake Forest Graduate School.


The overall objective of the Program in Molecular Medicine is to train students at the cellular and molecular level and to integrate this basic training with clinical applications involving human disease. The MS degree program is designed to achieve the following specific goals:

  • To educate physicians who can apply sophisticated biochemical and molecular approaches to directly impact the understanding of human disease
  • To educate physicians who can develop novel molecular approaches useful in the diagnosis and/or treatment of human disease
  • To educate physicians who can move efficiently and productively between basic and clinical settings
  • To educate physicians who can act as teachers or mentors for medical students, residents, clinical fellows, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows
  • To provide a program that will promote translational research at Wake Forest University

In addition to the direct opportunities and objectives of the Program in Molecular Medicine, several indirect benefits are expected. This Program will enhance the interaction between the numerous PhDs and MDs in clinical departments who are engaged in fundamental bench research that focuses on human disease. This program will facilitate the interaction of scientists interested in common problems and undoubtedly increase the cross-pollination of ideas between scientists in clinical departments. This program will also facilitate our capacity to recruit, train and retain outstanding basic and clinical scientists in clinical departments.  

Entering MD, DVM or DO students into the MMTS MS program will follow the Curriculum and Program Requirements

WFU Graduate School Masters Program in Biomedical Science

Program Directors and Contacts

John S. Parks, PhD, Professor 
Department of Internal Medicine – Molecular Medicine
Phone: 336-716-2145

Donald A. McClain, MC, PhD, Professor
Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism 
Phone: 336-713-7233

Program Recruiter:
Michael C. Seeds, PhD, Assistant Professor
Department of Internal Medicine - Molecular Medicine
Phone: 336-713-4259

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Molecular Medicine & Translational Science Graduate Program

Office 336-713-4259

Kay Collare
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