Training & Curriculum

The Master of Science in Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (MSMRM) program is a focused 20-month, lock-step program (5 consecutive trimesters) emphasizing technical excellence and creative thinking.

We offer a curriculum that balances technical and theoretical knowledge with clinical applications. MSMRM students are immersed in research and clinical work early on to provide hands-on experience in an academic medical environment. Clinical and research mentors teach our students the translational aspects of their imaging research and how to integrate their knowledge and skills into practice throughout the program.

Program Overview

The MSMRM curriculum provides education and training in basic MR physics and hardware system, MR technical development, artificial intelligence/deep learning, and research methods. Students will also learn the clinical applications of MR through substantial collaborative research projects.

During the first year of study, students will participate in didactic courses, seminars, journal club and lab rotations. In the second year, students also will participate in a clinical rotation, internship rotation, American Board of Medical Physics (ABMP) certification preparatory workshop and culminate their work in a thesis research project.

The MSMRM degree will prepare students for careers such as clinical MR scientist, research/applications scientists or research associates. It is also excellent advanced training for current healthcare professionals and PhD or MD candidates.

*Students are required to enroll in at least 2 Lab Rotation courses.

Academic Calendar

2019–20
  • Fall Trimester: Sept. 4–Dec. 21, 2019
  • Winter Trimester: Jan. 7–April 19, 2020
  • Summer Trimester: April 29–Aug. 23, 2020
Holidays and Breaks
  • Independence Day: July 04, 2019
  • Labor Day: Sept. 03, 2019
  • Thanksgiving holiday: Nov. 22–23, 2019
  • Winter break: Dec. 24, 2020–Jan. 04, 2020
  • Spring break: April 22–26, 2020
  • Memorial Day: May 27, 2020
  • Independence Day: July 04, 2020
Important Statement & Notice of Accreditation

Please read our Accreditation Statement from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and our Statement of Academic Freedom.

Have Questions or Need Help?

For inquiries, please contact Wafa Tawackoli, PhD, Associate Program Director.

Office Location:
Pacific Theatres Building
116 N. Robertson Blvd.
Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Mailing Address:
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
8700 Beverly Blvd.
PACT, Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90048