WCU's Master of Biomedical Science Program Welcomes New Class

Hattiesburg, Miss., August 8, 2012 - William Carey University welcomed a new class to the Master of Biomedical Science (MBS) program on Friday, August 3.

The MBS program at WCU was established in 2009 to offer post baccalaureate students an opportunity to pursue graduate studies in biomedical sciences. The program provides preparation for the professional study of medicine - both osteopathic (DO) and allopathic (MD), dentistry, and many other health-related sciences. The program also offers students a versatile non-thesis master’s degree that can be used for career preparation in biomedical research, science education, and preparation for doctoral studies in the biomedical sciences.

Graduate students in the MBS program will take courses alongside first-year medical students in WCU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM). The MBS degree is part of WCU’s school of natural and behavioral sciences. Twenty students are accepted each year into the intense, one-year program.

For more information, contact Dr. Robert Bateman, coordinator of the master of biomedical science program, at (601) 318-6016 or



The 2012-2013 master of biomedical science program students are (front row, left to right) Chloe Mai of Garden Grove, Ca.; Dacia Ticas of Houston, Texas; Samantha Lee of Bloomington, Minn.; Lauren Auer of Hattiesburg; Renelle Langie of New Orleans, La.; Jayme McKenzie Cannon of Lenoir, N.C.; Allison Tran of Charlotte, S.C.; (second row, left to right) Jami Anderson of Birmingham, Ala.; Abby Regan of Foxworth; Daniel Allen of Eldorado, Ill.; Amrit Kaur of Greenwood, Ind.; Jennifer Schmidt of Corvallis, Ore; Halima Stringer of Jackson; (back row, left to right) Matthew Snider of Madison; Richard Luneau of Center Point, La.; Ezra Levy of Putnam Valley, N.Y.; Dr. Robert Bateman, professor of biochemistry and coordinator of the master of biomedical science program; Ajay Mangal of Pascagoula; Don Edward Parish of Auburn, Ala.; Robert Sudduth of Gulfport; and Matthew Bosarge of Lucedale.