Testimonials

Calie Peterson, May 2018 graduate, Current DVM student at Iowa State, The One-Year Master's program really prepared my for the level of academic rigor that is expected in a professional program compared to undergraduate. The program is a great stepping stone to get ready for what i takes to be successful in professional programs, like a DVM program.    Ben Schneider, BMS One-Year Program Graduate, Current BMS PhD student: The BMS Master's Program gave me the mental framework for being successful working in the Biology Field including preparing me for my PhD Program in Biomedical Sciences. This is truly a One-Year Master's   

“I was accepted last year and am now attending University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. The Master's degree component at Iowa State was definitely a huge factor for me getting in.”
- Ben Reasoner, May 2017 graduate, current MD student at University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine


“I have only good things to say about the program. I believe that all of the professors truly cared about your success and that is why the program is so successful. I am now a professor at Des Moines Area Community College teaching anatomy and physiology along with preforming autopsies as an autopsy technician at the State of Iowa's Medical Examiner's Office. I would not be able to have these jobs or be as successful in my career if it wasn't for the BMS program. It is a tough program but very rewarding. I would recommend this program to many.”
-Elizabeth Chitty, May 2017 graduate, Current DMACC Faculty

Alejandra Bargues Carot, May 2018 One-Year Program Graduate, Current PhD student at Iowa State, In the Master's Program I gained the knowledge I needed to start in my field. For me, I had the opportunity to work in Dr. Kanthasamy's lab to improve my resume. If I didn't have this opportunity I wouldn't have been accepted into my PhD program.      Kathryn Kriss, May 2017 Graduate of One-Year Program, Current DVM student at ISU, The One-Year Master's program really helped me with multitasking and focusing on several different subjects. You always needed to study one or two more topics each night while getting ahead on a few others just in case some unexpected happened. This skill really helps my success in the DVM program because it was a good step up in taking control of your own study habits and schedule planning that I needed for professional school


"This unique program was the perfect experience and preparation for my acceptance and future success in medical school. The faculty and staff are dedicated to providing students with the tools, experience, and knowledge necessary to pursue our career goals."
- Jessica Robertson, May 2015 graduate, current Resident Duke University Hospitals


"My current position with Merck is largely based on my BMS graduate work. My creative component project gave me a step up on the competition in regulations and standards. My BMS degree and experiences have allowed me to understand the product I work with much more quickly than if I had not had that exposure."
- Ian Jehring, May 2014 graduate, Engineering Specialist at Merck


"When asked about this program in interviews, I was able to say, 'The One-Year MS Program in Biomedical Sciences will make me one of the most prepared applicants to handle the rigors or your program.'"
- Cole Converse, May 2015 graduate, current dental school student at University of Iowa