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:

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:

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:

Health Systems
Risk Management
Occupational Health
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