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In addition to degree-granting programs, the VCU School of Medicine is home to graduate-level certificate programs that help prepare students for subsequent medical and dental school, advanced degrees and other training in highly specialized careers in the health-related sciences.

Certificate and Post-Bac Programs

Need more information? Please explore below for major training areas, administrative contacts and application information for all certificate and post-baccalaureate programs in the VCU School of Medicine.

International Programme in Addiction Studies

Program hightlights

  • For students seeking foundational knowledge of addiction science
  • Opportunity for students studying psychology, rehabilitative counseling and pharmacology/toxicology to enhance their addiction science knowledge
  • 12 credit hours (three four-credit courses)

Program contact

Mary Loos, Ph.D.
Program Director, IPAS
meloows@vcuhealth.org

Apply through IPAS

International Programme in Addiction Studies

Program highlights

  • Aimed at students interested in developing in-depth knowledge of addiction studies
  • Topics include addiction in special populations, policy formulation and biomedical treatments
  • 24 credit hours (six four-credit courses)

Program contact

Mary Loos, Ph.D.
Program Director, IPAS
meloows@vcuhealth.org

Apply through IPAS

Department of Human and Molecular Genetics

Program highlights

  • For students interested in the genetic counseling profession, those with doctorates pursuing clinical diagnostic fellowships and health care providers
  • Training in principles and basis of inheritance
  • 16 credit hours

Program contact

Heather Crewsick, M.S.
Program Director, Clinical Genetics Certificate
heather.creswick@vcuhealth.org

Apply through VCU Graduate Admissions

Department of Biostatistics

Program highlights

  • Aimed at students seeking a practical introduction to the breadth of genomics data science
  • Courses covering biology, genetics and genomics, computer science, informatics, statistics and biostatistics
  • Minimum of 18 credit hours

Program contact

Yongyun Shis, Ph.D.
Chair, Admissions Committee
804-827-2069
yongyun.shin@vcuhealth.org

Apply through VCU Graduate Admissions

Department of Radiation Oncology

Program highlights

  • Intended for postdoctoral individuals seeking to enhance their credentials for admission into a medical physics residency position
  • Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs
  • One-year completion

Program contact

William Song, Ph.D.
Program Director
william.song@vcuhealth.org

Apply through VCU Graduate Admissions

Premedical and Predental Graduate Health Sciences Certificate Program (CERT)

VCU School of Medicine

Program highlights

  • Designed to enhance competitiveness for professional school admission
  • Guaranteed interview (VCU School of Medicine) or early file review (VCU School of Dentistry) for qualifying graduates
  • 27 credit-hour, two-semester curriculum
  • Integrated pathway to M.S. program admission after CERT

Program contact

I. Scott Ramsey, Ph.D.
Program Director
PreMedCert@vcuhealth.org

Apply through VCU Graduate Admissions

Financial Aid

Each certificate program is unique and therefore has its own costs and support for students. Please contact each program for more information. U.S. citizens and permanent residents should contact the VCU School of Medicine Financial Aid Office for information on financial aid.

VCU School of Medicine Financial Aid Office

For more information about specific programs, please fill out our graduate education contact form.