Recent Medical Graduate Obtains Diploma in Occupational Medicine

Although we stress that our MD degree is not for purposes of practicing medicine, what one can achieve with it really depends upon country rules and regulations which vary widely. All of Blue Marble University doctoral programs are deemed equivalent to regionally accredited US colleges and universities. Those of our graduates across all programs who have chosen to pursue a certificate of equivalency have obtained one from a foreign educational credentials evaluation service.

Now, when it comes to our MD degree, although our program lacks clinical training, it is nonetheless equivalent academically to a US medical degree. One of our recent graduates had his MD degree from Blue Marble University Medical School favorably reviewed by various foreign credentials evaluators for equivalency to the academic portion of a US medical degree. All reports certified as to equivalency. An excerpt from one report, dated December 13, 2016 states:

“[The student] enrolled in the Blue Marble University Medical School in 2014. Blue Marble University is an innovative modern university that offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate online programs. Some of their programs include Biology, Computer Engineering, Humanities, Medicine and many more. There he studied specialized medical classes and met all requirements in their curriculum. After completing 81 semester credit hours and all required courses and passing all exit examinations [the student]  completed his Doctor of Medicine Degree in December of 2016. General studies coursework in the above-mentioned fields, coupled with specialized major studies comprise the required curriculum of a candidate seeking a Doctor of Medicine Degree from an accredited institution of secondary education in the United States….After careful research and analysis, the certified credential evaluators have determined that [the student] has satisfied the requirements to attain the equivalent of a Doctor of Medicine Degree from an accredited institution of higher education in the United States.”  [Emphasis added]

Our graduate actually obtained a similar report from three foreign education evaluation services (including the above excerpted report).

Upon presenting his evaluation to the Royal Society for Public Health (United Kingdom), he was awarded a Diploma in Occupational Medicine in October 2017. This is a vocational training credential which grants the student authority to practice Occupational Medicine in the United Kingdom, following which our graduate then received this updated foreign credentials evaluation report which we excerpt here:

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Credentials Analysis:

“1. He has a Transcript and a Diploma from Blue Marble University Medical School, the Commonwealth of Dominica, which attests that the degree, Doctor of Medicine, was conferred on 06 December 2016.

Admission to this study requires the completion of a level of education equivalent to the U.S. Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field of study. This is a three-year program of graduate study in Medicine. It is equivalent to the U.S. degree, Doctor of Medicine, from an institution that does not have regional accreditation. While Blue Marble University Medical School is not accredited and is not actively seeking accreditation, it is listed on the University Directory Worldwide and has been issued a Certificate of Good Standing by the government of Dominica. There is presently no evidence to indicate that Blue Marble University Medical School is not a legitimate institution. (This is an evaluation of degree equivalency solely; only qualified authorities can determine licensure for medical graduates.)

2. He has a Diploma issued by the Royal Society for Public Health, United Kingdom, which attests that he was awarded the Diploma in Occupational Medicine on 06 October 2017. This is a vocational training credential which grants him the authority to practice Occupational Medicine in the United Kingdom.

This evaluation is based on electronic copies of original educational documents deemed to be authentic, which were provided by [the student]. The transcript was verified through the Blue Marble University Medical School website.”

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As we have stated on our website, the Blue Marble University Medical School MD degree puts our graduates in the same career track position as the many other medical graduates from traditional MD programs who choose not to pursue medical licensing.

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Academically Equivalent to US Medical School

Blue Marble University School of Medicine offers the only online MD degree that can be completed in three years, totally online.  It is an exciting, unique program that trains the student in the medical arts and medical sciences for application in non-clinical careers.

We offer two online programs: our regular 3 year online Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree; and our fast-track 5-year combination Bachelors/M.D. degree which can be entered right from high school. Details of our Curricula can be found HERE: https://bluemarbleuniversitymedicalschool.com/online-medical-curriculum/

Blue Marble University Online Medical School is on the cutting edge of medical education, and in a short time, nearly every medical school will be delivering course content online. This is because online medical education is here now, and is no longer considered second class, or inferior, but rather the superior new medical education model for the non-clinical portion of the medical curriculum. In the near future, it is more than likely that even clinical training in part will be offered online. Stanford University School of Medicine notes that when students come to class they may well be meeting with patients on video.

As Charles Prober M.D. observed: “The traditional lecture format persists even as class attendance is plummeting and as many complain that the current system is failing to produce compassionate, well-trained physicians. Students are being taught roughly the same way they were taught when the Wright brothers were tinkering at Kitty Hawk.” [Dr. Prober is Professor of Pediatrics as well as Microbiology/Immunology, and is Senior Associate Dean of Medical Education at Stanford University School of Medicine].

Our Doctor of Medicine is a rigorous program adapted from various international medical schools, and follows the new 3 year time line developed by several USA medical schools. As a distance learning Doctor of Medicine degree program, we necessarily omit all clinical rotations and hands-on patient contact, but we retain studies of clinical medical texts. The goal of the program is to not only teach the practice of medicine, but also to teach what are some of the related components of the health care industry: Stem Cell Therapy, Clinical Trials, Medical Devices, and Hospital Management,  just to name a few.

Two Excerpts from Foreign Education Evaluation Reports

On review of our MD degree program by a foreign education credentials evaluator on behalf of one of our graduates, it was found: “This is a three-year program of graduate study in Medicine. It is equivalent to a U.S. degree, Doctor of Medicine, from an institution that does not have regional accreditation…This is an evaluation for equivalency solely; only qualified authorities can determine licensure for medical graduates”.

Another separate credential evaluation service issued its Final Report: “After careful research and analysis the certified credential evaluators have determined that [the student] has satisfied the requirements to attain the equivalent of a Doctor of Medicine Degree from an accredited institution of higher education in the United States”.

If you are currently working in the medical field, biomedical field, or are interested in medicine, this is a great opportunity to acquire a Doctor of Medicine degree online while continuing with your current endeavors. This distance learning MD degree program is designed for individuals already employed in a scientific or medical setting, or students with prior education or interests in the biomedical sciences wishing to pursue an online MD degree. It is best suited for working adults, lab technicians, medical technicians, science educators, and medical administrators. Consequently, the program is structured for part-time study over 3 years.

There are no “clinical rotations”, “clinical internships” or anything else related to hands-on patient contact. The Blue Marble University online medical degree is not intended for use in clinical medicine but rather to be used in peripheral medical careers not involving patient contact. For more information on what you can do with our online MD degree, please study the following page:  https://bluemarbleuniversitymedicalschool.com/

Notice: The MD degree issued by Blue Marble University can never be used for physician licensing purposes, to satisfy any education requirements for licensing as a physician or other licensed health care provider, or for any work involving direct patient care. In the USA and most countries, it is illegal to hold oneself out as a licensed physician unless one is in fact licensed.

We believe that the Blue Marble University Medical School online MD degree for non-clinical careers is one of the most useful degrees you can own. As stated in our materials, our online MD degree is intended for non-clinical careers, meaning careers that do not involve the actual practice of medicine as a licensed physician.

There are many uses for our MD degree in non-clinical careers. Examples of general fields of endeavor where an MD degree can be used for career advancement are:

Pharmaceuticals
Insurance
Biotechnology
Health Systems
Risk Management
Occupational Health
Academia
Medical Research

Within these general fields, specific jobs are almost too numerous to mention, but some examples include:


Participation in the clinical trials organization and monitoring
Serving as Medical Officer for corporations
Health Insurance compliance officer for corporations
Wall Street analyst specializing in medically related companies
Surgical medical devices representative
Agricultural and Nutrition research
Environmental sciences
Criminal law: forensic scientist
Medical devices representative
Lobbyist for health care providers and health insurance companies
Scientific writer and medical journal editor
Public health policy boards

Plus, not only can your MD degree from Blue Marble University Medical School be used in many fields as noted above, but also just in applying for many other non-medically related positions, having a MD degree may give you an advantage over the competition. It is a great degree for career advancement for those working adults which are either already in established careers, or are looking to make a change.

That’s why we say in our website: “Don’t think of an MD degree from Blue Marble as leading to being an ‘unlicensed physician’, but rather as someone who is an Executive MD,  Medical Scientist, or Medical Administrator.  We teach you the “language of medicine”, and in order to understand and effectively use the language, you have to be trained in the medical arts. That is what our online M.D. Degree is all about.”

Blue Marble University…We Know Online Education…
And We Do It Well

Online MD Curriculum at Blue Marble University Medical School

Blue Marble University Medical School, an online MD program for non-clinical careers, announces additions to its executive MD Curriculum to better prepare students for work in bio-medical fields and medical/hospital practice management. 

Blue Marble University Medical School offers the world’s first and only online MD program. Intended for non-clinical careers, the program does not include any hands on clinical training nor any “clinical rotations”. The distance education MD is not intended for use in patient treatment, but rather is offered to train MD graduates for non-clinical careers in medical and hospital management, the pharmaceutical industry, medical research, medical insurance claims and medical malpractice reviews, private practice clinic management, and many other medical endeavors for which an executive type MD degree would be very useful. We discuss potential careers in non-clinical medicine HERE.

The complete curriculum appears below and our discussion of additions follows immediately after:

3 Year Online Doctor of Medicine Curriculum

Title of Program: Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)

Year 1: Term 1

Anatomy and Physiology: The study of the human body and its parts. Structure and functions of organs and tissues, nerve and muscle feedback mechanisms, biological defense mechanisms. Also covered in depth is Blood-Typing, fractionation, and physiology.  3 Credits
Molecular Biology and Introduction to Cancer Biology-First half of course covers the synthesis, structure and function of proteins, nucleic acids, and fatty acids, including the structure and function of mitochondrial DNA. Second half of course considers the biology of cancer, growth signals, blood vessel growth, and metastases.  3 Credits
Epidemiology/Biostatistics – The study of clusters of disease and methods of establishing causation. Statistical methods of interpreting clinical data to determine for example if a particular drug therapy is effective to a statistical probability. 3 Credits

Term 2

Medical Immunology-The physical, chemical, and physiological characteristics of the human immune system, in vitro, in situ, and in vivo. Humoral and cellular immune response, autoimmune disease, hypersensitivities, immune deficiency, and transplant rejection. Also covered is the immunology of fetal stem cells and fetal cell transplantation, the immunology aspects of autologous stem cell transplantation, and embryonic stem cell transplantation. 3 Credits
Pathology (1)- General:  General Pathology topics include Cellular response to injury, inflammation, Hemodynamic disorders, Diseases of the Immune System, Neoplasia, Infectious disease. 3 Credits
Pathology (2) –  Systemic: Topics include Blood Vessels, Heart, Diseases of White Blood Cells, Lung, Pancreas, Urinary Tract, Bones, Skin, Eye. 3 Credits

Term 3

Pharmacology and Pharmacy – Distinction between Pharmacy and Pharmacology, drug names and classes, generic drugs, bio-identical hormones, steroids, antihistamines, anti-inflammatory drugs, pharmacy dispensing, compounding pharmacies, therapeutics. Included is a study of Hormone Replacement therapy including Bio-Identical Hormones. 3 Credits
Stem Cell Biology – The course begins with an overview of stem cells and the early history of embryonic stem cell research. We then proceed to a review of the techniques of using stem cells derived from human fetal tissue, and what diseases can be particularly controlled or cured. The course also includes a review of the current status of human embryonic stem cell treatments, why the international medical community has abandoned its interest in using embryonic stem cells, and also covering the two major drawbacks to embryonic stem cell therapy: Tendency toward proliferation (differentiation), making stem cells almost impossible to control once injected into another body, resulting in  a differentiated cell ball of many types referred to as a teratoma; and the problem of cell rejection due to having “foreign” cell membrane antigenic determinants requiring a patient to take immune suppressing drugs. 3 Credits
Autologous Stem Cell Therapy- The course covers international treatments available using autologous stem cells (collected from the patient). The primary international treatment centers are reviewed. The mechanism of action is studied. The purpose of the course is to bring to light the many curative techniques being used internationally, such as the repair of severed spinal cord using neural stem cells isolated from the patients nose. It is hoped that the student can gain insight to the fact that these current international treatments are no longer “hypothetical”, and hopefully will inspire the students to generate their own ideas for future work in their careers 3 Credits.

Year 2: Term 1

Clinical Medicine – This course presents the elements of taking a patient “history”, and performing “physical examination”. We review the basic steps based upon what symptoms or complaints the patient presents with. This course establishes taking the patient history as the heart of clinical medicine, and though the student may not be involved directly with patient treatment, these elementary concepts are central to good medical management. 3 Credits
Clinical Skills-Here we continue with the foundation in “patient encounter” covered in the previous Clinical Medicine course, and concentrate on the use of basic medical examination equipment and patient interaction, through the presentation of instructive “how to” videos as well as additional study materials.  3 Credits
System Disorders -In this course we will look at disease presentations at the patient level. We will use one of the most popular and most widely used training texts in the world, Kumar and Clark’s Clinical Medicine. Selected chapters are covered that involve the systems irregularities most often presented in the family practice or out patient clinic. 3 Credits

Term 2

Infectious Disease- The 4 main types of infectious agents are studied: Bacteria, Virus, Fungus, Parasites, including some aspects of infection at the molecular level, as well as clinical presentations and treatments. 3 Credits
Medical Laboratory Techniques- Rather than presenting a cook-book style rendition of numerous laboratory tests, the course covers basic set up of a medical lab, types of tests done, how some representative medical lab tests are performed, and manual vs automated blood analysis, Laboratory values and Concentrations. 3 Credits
Skin-Dermatology and Cosmetic Techniques –  This course emphasizes Aesthetic Dermatology, which generally relies on the use of various medical equipment such as lasers to achieve a result without the use of surgery. In many countries, aesthetic dermatology clinics are operated by non-physicians, or alternatively, if physician owned, rely largely on technical staff trained in the use of equipment by the manufacturer.  3 Credits

Term 3

Medical Embryology, Obstetrics and Gynecology– The course is challenging in its undertaking. For the Medical Embryology section:  Consideration of the development of a complete organism from a single fertilized zygote, with emphasis on the development and identification of human stem cells.  The course covers differentiation, types of early developmental cells, in vitro fertilization, the development of blast cells and germ layers, as well as the development of antigenic determinants as related to fetal stem cells. The Obstetrics and Gynecology  portion is more clinically oriented toward issues of the sort encountered in a general practice, with emphasis on complications of child birth, as well as vaginal infections and vaginal cancer. Typical equipment for an OB/GYN practice is reviewed. 3 Credits
Basic Surgical Methods- Demonstration videos are heavily relied upon. Emphasis is on typical minor surgical techniques encountered in a general practice clinic or small rural hospital. Sterilization of surgical site as well as disposal of biological materials is covered. Types of surgical threads and wound closure techniques are studied. 3 Credits
Pediatrics and Family Medicine- Case studies and patient health encounters typical of a pediatric and family practice clinic. May include overview of a family practice clinic and/or introduction to critical care medicine. 3 Credits

Year 3 Term 1

Forensic Medicine – The student studies: Blunt force and Physical Trauma, Environmental Accidents, Drug Abuse and Poisoning, Trauma with Sharp Instruments, Firearms Injuries, Biological Evidence for Time of Death. 3 Credits
Research- Basic and Clinical– Cell culturing, the Scientific Method, analysis of research papers, Form and citation, Clinical Trials, Single Patient Clinical Trial, Institutional Review Board Trial, off label and compassionate use trial. 3 Credits
Alternative Medicine –  Introduction to the growing field of alternative medicine, by which we mean the alternative to allopathic medicine as practiced today in most countries. Allopathic medicine is what is taught in medical schools and revolves around medicines and procedures to effectuate “cures” or control disease. The course introduces alternative approaches toward healing including botanical medicine and herbology, Homeopathy, Oriental medicine, Hydrotherapy, Naturopathic manipulative therapy, Ayurvedic medicine, Naturopathy. 3 Credits

Term 2

Medical Negligence Claims and Procedures- All about medical malpractice, standard of care, malpractice insurance, going without insurance, techniques for risk management at various levels (individual, clinic, small hospital).  3 Credits
Medical Insurance and Coding- Medical insurance from the health care provider vantage point. Software for medical coding and billing of insurer by health care provider, non-payment by insurer, pre-approvals.  3 Credits
Medical History and Records Management- Medical history and records are revisited from the angle of storage, indexing, retrieval, regulatory compliance and privacy. 3 Credits

Term 3

Medical Devices- A special part of the practice of medicine and the development of new procedures is the highly regulated field of medical devices, which are mechanical and other devices used in medical practice. The field is studied with representative examples, and an overview of regulatory control is presented. 3 credits
Radiology and Imaging- x-ray, CAT scan, MRI, ultrasound, and other equipment is reviewed as to type of data obtained with representative examples and with emphasis on clinical practice. 3 Credits
Hospital Management- The practice of medicine is summarized in terms of practice management, as well as essentials of Hospital Management. The program is closed out with a presentation of setting up a small clinic, equipment leasing and financing, appropriate computer systems, and employment procedures. 3 Credits

Total Number of Trimester Credits: 81

In addition to core medical courses, students are introduced to many other medical fields:

Medical Laboratory Techniques: Rather than presenting a cook-book style rendition of numerous laboratory tests, the course covers basic set up of a medical lab, types of tests done, how some representative medical lab tests are performed, and manual vs automated blood analysis, Laboratory values and Concentrations. We also study the set-up and management of a walk-in medical laboratory.

Skin-Dermatology and Cosmetic Techniques: This course emphasizes Aesthetic Dermatology, which generally relies on the use of various medical equipment such as lasers to achieve a result without the use of surgery. In many countries, aesthetic dermatology clinics are operated by non-physicians, or alternatively, if physician owned, rely largely on technical staff trained in the use of equipment by the manufacturer. We review cost of equipment, and set-up of an actual skin clinic.

Forensic Medicine: In addition to studying cause of death evidence, and analysis of dead bodies at autopsy, we cover crime scene collection of medical evidence, including criminal law chain of cutody, using actual cases as models for how a medical crime lab should operate.

Stem Cell Medicine: Our medical students are introduce to the “new medicine”— Patient Specific Stem Cell Medicine— through our two courses: Stem Cell Biology; and Disease Treatment with Autologous Stem Cells. These course prepare students for clinical research careers in this important new field. How to establish and manage an operating stem cell treatment facility is also covered.

We devote most of the third year of our Curriculum to studying the management of medical practices, hospital management, medical insurance claims, and most importantly, how to actually operate and manage a medical practice:

Medical Negligence Claims and Procedures: All about medical malpractice, standard of care, malpractice insurance, going without insurance, techniques for risk management at various levels (individual, clinic, small hospital).

Medical Insurance Billing Coding: Medical insurance billing from the health care provider vantage point. Software for medical coding and billing of insurer by health care provider, non-payment by insurer, pre-approvals.  A big part of private medical practice is managing medical insurance billing and proper coding as well in-house and hospital medical records with emphasis on insurance company issues/treatment and diagnosis coding…Nothing compares with actual learning how to successfully accomplish insurance and coding matters in order to pay physicians  and staff, as well as overhead expense.  We include the study of various software useful in meeting Medicare and private insurance requirements regarding diagnosis and treatment codes. Study of ICD-10, CPT, ICD-CM, CMS-1500 form included as well.

Medical History and Records Management: Medical history and records are revisited from the angle of storage, indexing, retrieval, regulatory compliance and privacy. A whole new opportunity for a career in the new compliance industry, “Health Informatics”, exists for an MD from Blue Marble who can help medical practices and hospitals comply with new US laws which require that physicians maintain digital records, as well as electronic records capable of transmission anywhere, and who have some knowledge of the new software and computer systems designed to meet current standards.

Medical Devices: A special part of the practice of medicine and the development of new procedures is the highly regulated field of medical devices, which are mechanical and other devices used in medical practice. The field is studied with representative examples, and an overview of regulatory control is presented. Medical Devices is a whole other section of the medical field. There are many, many high paying positions within this field for someone with a degree in medicine from Blue Marble University and a demonstrated familiarity with the field. We say “familiarity”, because the field is so immense, covers almost every conceivable product used in medicine (including disposable latex gloves!!!), and is more highly regulated than even the pharmaceutical industry, that for the most part companies, institutions, and regulatory agencies will already have their own highly developed departments that they just need people to operate and continue for them.

Radiology and Imaging: Of course we cover the usual equipment and usefulness of X-ray, CAT scan, MRI, ultrasound, and other equipment. But more than that, we cover costs of equipment, costs of procedure to patient, and how to set up both a free standing as well as mobile MRI practice.

Hospital Management: The practice of medicine is summarized in terms of practice management, as well as essentials of Hospital Management. The program is closed out with a presentation of setting up a small clinic, equipment leasing and financing, appropriate computer systems, and employment procedures.

What do all these courses have in common? They are focused on the management of medical and hospital practices. And as we have emphasized many times, one can own and operate any kind of medical clinic and manage any hospital in most countries and most States in the US,  as long as you hire licensed health care providers to actually treat patients (and of course, do not treat patients yourself!!).

So there you have it!! This is why we believe our 3 year online MD degree to be such a unique, novel, and useful medical degree. As a Doctor of Medicine, there are many, many pathways to working within the medical field without actually being a licensed physician. You are not yourself boxed in by licensing requirements, years of additional clinical training, continuing education, peer review and so forth, which apparently make the actual practice of medicine so dissatisfying to many physicians.

In addition to our regular 3 year online MD degree program, we offer a Fast Track Combination Bachelor of Science (B.S.)/ Doctor of Medicine(M.D.), a 5 Year Online MD program which you can enter right after High School.

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After satisfactory completion of the first two years curriculum, the student then joins our regular medical students at the Blue Marble University School of Medicine, and follows the 3 year online curriculum for the MD degree that is shown above for our 3 year online MD degree.

Blue Marble University School of Medicine offers  the only online MD degree that can be completed in three years, totally online.  It is an exciting, unique program that trains the student in the medical arts and medical sciences for application in non-clinical careers. 

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We Know Online Education…And We Do It Well

Careers for 3 year Online MD Degree

Online Doctor of Medicine degree from Blue Marble University Medical School

The Blue Marble University Medical School online MD degree for non-clinical careers is one of the most useful degrees you can own. As stated in our materials, our online MD degree is intended for non-clinical careers, meaning careers that do not involve the actual practice of medicine as a licensed physician.

There are many uses for our MD degree in non-clinical careers. Examples of general fields of endeavor where an MD degree can be used for career advancement are:

Pharmaceuticals

Insurance

Biotechnology

Health Systems

Risk Management

Occupational Health

Academia

Medical Research

Within these general fields, specific jobs are almost too numerous to mention, but some examples include:

Participation in the clinical trials organization and monitoring

Serving as Medical Officer for corporations

Health Insurance compliance officer for corporations

Wall Street analyst specializing in medically related companies

Surgical medical devices representative

Agricultural and Nutrition research

Environmental sciences

Criminal law: forensic scientist

Medical devices representative

Lobbyist for health care providers and health insurance companies

Scientific writer and medical journal editor

Public health policy boards

See Alternative Career Options for MD’s detailed by the University of Colorado Medical School: Alternative Medical Careers for Unlicensed MD’s

And the further presentation of bio-careers at: http://biocareers.com/

Plus, not only can your MD degree from Blue Marble University Medical School be used in many fields as noted above, but also just in applying for many other non-medically related positions, having a MD degree may give you an advantage over the competition. It is a great degree for career advancement for those working adults which are either already in established careers, or are looking to make a change.

That’s why we say in our website: “Don’t think of an MD degree from Blue Marble University Medical School as leading to being an “unlicensed physician”, but rather as someone who is an Executive MD,  Medical Scientist, or Medical Administrator.  We teach you the “language of medicine”, and in order to understand and effectively use the language, you have to be trained in the medical arts. That is what our online M.D. Degree is all about.

Blue Marble University…We Know Online Education…And We Do It Well

Home Schoolers and Non-Traditional Applicants Welcome

5 Year Fast Track Combined Online BS/MD Degree

Blue Marble University Medical School has a wonderful program for high school students as well as for non-traditional applicants such as home schooled students.

Although high school graduates are welcome to our online MD program, we also offer several ways to a Doctor of Medicine degree without any high school degree or any paperwork.

Now this does NOT mean we accept everyone. We do not. Nor does it mean that we have no admission standards, because we do. But qualification for admission to our online MD degree program is based not on what paperwork you have but rather on your demonstrated readiness to complete our program successfully.

The burden is on the applicant to show he/she can handle our  our 5 year online BS/MD degree program.

Imagine that you are in the 10th Grade in High School and that you can begin a 5 year online medical degree program in 11th grade, and complete it 3 years after finishing high school. Or maybe drop the last two years of high school altogether and just enter the 5 year online MD program. Yes, of course, our degree cannot lead to being a practicing physician, but there is a whole pharmaceutical industry out there for which it would be applicable, as well as the fields of biomedical research and other non-clinical medical careers. You would sure have a head start on your classmates no matter what you did after.

So, in summary, Blue Marble University Medical School offers an Online Doctor of Medicine Degree for Home School Applicants, Alternative Education Applicants, and Advance Placement Applicants (Early Admission Applicants), and Other Non-Traditional Students. Homeschoolers  and students that have followed alternative education pathways, as well as students seeking advance placement or early admission are welcome.

Homeschoolers are students that have followed one or more homeschool formats. We recognize that there are many different home school regimens that students may follow, and many have used different formats along the way. Some may have documentation from the curriculum and text provider, or school district, some may have followed their own course of study without being affiliated with any homeschool provider.  It is not necessary to provide a high school diploma or certificate of completion of a home school program unless you have one to show us. A high school diploma or certificate of completion is not required. However, as shown in our Application procedure, you must document what education you have had and why you are prepared to handle the program successfully.  https://bluemarbleuniversitymedicalschool.com/5-year-medical-program-for-high-school-and-home-schoolers/

Alternative Education Students and other non-traditional students may have followed altogether different educational pathways, and may not have even followed a homeschool curriculum, or in fact any curriculum. They may have followed their own interests and studied what was important to them. Such students are likely to have no “paperwork” whatsoever. Again, as with Home Schoolers you must document what education you have had and why you are prepared to handle the program successfully

Advance Placement Applicants are high school students seeking early admission to out combination Bachelor/Doctor of Medicine program.  Such students are those who have generally completed the USA Tenth Grade in a regular school or have attained what might be considered equivalent education via home schooling or via alternative education formats. Such applicants must be 16 years old or greater.

The Application to our 5 year online BS/MD degree program is here and may be filed at any time. There is never any fee to apply:

Application Form and Procedure

Blue Marble University Online Medical School

September 22,2015: Blue Marble University (Commonwealth of Dominica) announces the opening of its new online medical school:

Blue Marble University Medical School

which offers the world’s only online MD degree program that can be completed in 3 years. Tuition is $2950 USD per year.

The distance learning University is offering two online MD programs, a 3 year online MD degree; and 5 year combination Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Medicine degree intended for high school graduates and home schoolers.

The new website is at: BlueMarbleUniversityMedicalSchool.com

Currently, the University has been operating the online MD program as a part of its overall online education offerings. However, as the program developed it was time to separate the program out on its own.

The website makes two things very clear:

(1) Online medical education is now avant-garde with many prominent US medical schools adopting online teaching in whole or in part.;

(2) The Doctor of Medicine degree offered by Blue Marble University may not be used to satisfy any educational requirement pertaining to the practice of medicine, and is instead intended for use in non-clinical careers in medical administration, medical research, medical insurance, and medical consulting. It is essentially an Executive MD degree, similar to many California law schools offering an Executive JD degree for students not intending to become practicing lawyers.

The Curriculum is both challenging and amazing,  and courses are presented using instructional videos by acclaimed international medical faculty. The Curriculum is shown here: Curriculum

Another innovation is the creation and use of private student portals, one for each student, using wordpress.com websites for course content, academic records, billing account, and contact information—essentially everything at one location for each student:

affordable 3 year online MD degree program
Sample Student Portal Page

If you are working in the biomedical sciences, or would like to be, come take a look.

Blue Marble University…We Are Writing the Book on Online Education…
and We Know It Well