U of I College of Medicine, UW-Platteville join forces on Medical Biotechnology program

Online Staff Report

The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford’s Master of Science in Medical Biotechnology program (MBT) has entered into an agreement with the University of Wisconsin — Platteville (UW-Platteville) to allow qualified UW-Platteville students to participate in a Guaranteed Admissions into the MBT graduate program.

University of Wisconsin-Platteville leaders Dennis J. Shields, chancellor; Wayne Weber, dean of the College of Business, Industry, Life Science & Agriculture; Jeff Huebschman, chairman of the Biology Department; and Rich Dhyanchand, faculty member in biology, will join the dean of the University of Illinois Graduate College, Dr. Karen Colley, at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, May 22, in E218 to sign the affiliate agreement. Dr. Stagnaro-Green, regional dean of the College of Medicine at Rockford, will preside over the event.

This affiliation will assist UW-Platteville students who are interested in entering the Medical Biotechnology field by guaranteeing admission in the University of Illinois’ Master of Science degree program at Rockford and allowing qualified applicants to begin taking MBT graduate courses during their senior year of college, potentially reducing the post-graduation time necessary to complete the Masters of Science in Medical Biotechnology.

The students also benefit because UW-Platteville has agreed to allow the credits earned in the MBT program to be applied toward the undergraduate degree in biology granted from UW-Platteville.

Posted May 21, 2014

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