Medicine & Gender
This certificate is offered on the Tampa campus.
The Graduate Certificate in Medicine and Gender offers students the opportunity to do graduate-level study that focuses on topics of gender-specific medicine. Recently, there has been an increased awareness that gender-specific issues influence women's and men's health more broadly and with a higher impact than previously recognized. These differences are not limited to reproductive health, but extend to almost every other organ and tissue. Students will learn about common medical issues discussed in a gender context. Since females have been traditionally excluded from clinical trials, most of the available medical knowledge applies to men accurately but not to women. Over the past two decades, inclusion of women in clinical trials and the mandated testing of drugs on females has significantly increased the available knowledge of women's health. Data are also accumulating that show significant differences in male and female biology, physiology and drug pharmacology in almost every body organ and tissue. Prospective students: This certificate is intended for all students interested in women's health or gender-specific health issues. It is also intended for medical residents, health science professionals, and students who are not yet committed to pursuing a graduate degree. It is anticipated that some students will apply for master's or Ph.D. degrees offered by USF's Health Science Center.
Credit toward graduate degree
Up to 12 hours of certificate course credits may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval
Standardized tests are not required for admission to the certificate but the GRE is required for admission to a graduate degree program. International students must submit a TOEFL score when English is not the native language. A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test or 79 on the web-based test is required.
Applicants must hold an earned bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Please visit www.gradcerts.usf.edu/admissions.asp to access the application. In addition, to the application forms please submit:
- Departmental Approval Form (Please print, sign, and sumbit this form with all other documents to our office).
- Official transcripts
- A resume
- A 250-word letter of interest stating your objectives in pursuing this course of study
- A two to three page essay. contact department for additional information.
First, consult with the certificate program advisor and obtain an electronic course permit if necessary. Then go to http://usfonline.admin.usf.edu/, the link to OASIS, USF's online registration system. Follow directions given online.
To access online course materials, students must have the USF NetID (e-mail account). Please visit: https://netid.usf.edu/una/ to obtain the NetID.
New students, including those studying online, may obtain the USFCard. Please visit: http://it.usf.edu/services/usfcard to obtain the USFCard.
Tuition and fees
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