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certificate programs

In addition to the formal dual degree programs, the Perelman School of Medicine offers a series of certificate programs that allow students to customize their medical education and identify a focused area of interest. All of the certificates can be earned within the four-year medical school curriculum and arranged with no to minimal extra cost to the student. The medical school transcript will reflect the completion of the certificate recognizing the student's accomplishment in a specific area of interest. Most of the programs involve attendance at seminars/courses, an internship or capstone experience, and scholarly activity/research.

Certificate in Clinical Neuroscience

The goal of the CNST is to train clinical neuroscience specialists who will participate at the forefront of clinical and academic practice, and disease oriented research. The program combines curricular enrichment in the neurosciences, mentoring, special extracurricular activities and research opportunities within the four-year medical school structure.  More details are available.

Certificate in Community Health: Bridging The Gaps Clinical Scholar

BTG links the provision of health-related service for vulnerable populations with the interprofessional training of health and social service professionals. More details are available.

Certificate in Community Health: IMPaCT Program

Students completing the requirements of this certificate program will acquire an understanding of the challenges for low SES patients in maintaining health and obtaining healthcare; develop cross-cultural communication and negotiation skills; acquire knowledge of health care resources and services that are available to low-SES patients; and learn to advocate in the healthcare setting for patients to obtain needed care and services. More details are available.

Certificate in Global Health

This certificate program provides students with an in-depth exploration of global health issues through international experiences, coursework and research. More details are available.

Certificate in Healthcare Management, Entrepreneurship, and Technology

This certificate program aims to enable future health professionals to impact an evolving health care system by pursuing interdisciplinary education in healthcare innovation. In support of this goal, H-MET facilitates skill development and provides an educational framework including coursework, a curriculum-driven lecture series, and a capstone project or experience. Further, H-MET promotes mentorship and joint ventures among students, faculty, alumni, and the healthcare industry. More details are available.

Certificate in Law

This certificate program gives medical students opportunities to immerse themselves in legal issues related to legal issues in their areas of academic interest, to gain a better understanding of legal approaches and perspectives, and to engage in legal research. More details are available.

Certificate in Medical Education

This certificate prepares students to become leaders in medical education through training in the science of medical education, theoretical frameworks, and principles; developing skills in scholarship via medical education research or curriculum development; developing effective teaching skills, and mentoring by faculty with experience in medical education leadership or scholarship. More details are available.

Certificate in Public Health Medicine

This certificate provides transcript-level recognition for students who have made an effort to expand their public health knowledge during medical school by completing required public health-related scholarly activities.  More details are available.

Certificate in Spirituality and Health

Students completing the requirements of this certificate program will be able to describe the importance of incorporating spiritual care into a healthcare system; integrate patients’ spiritual issues and resources into ongoing treatment and plans for care; demonstrate the ability to be engaged and fully "present" with a patient; practice curious inquiry—a non‐judgmental practice of exploration without goals or expectations; and identify the role that spirituality plays in one’s professional life. More details are available.

Certificate in Women's Health

This certificate program provides concentrated experiences in women's health, spanning research, clinical training, and community outreach. More details are available.
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