The Mission of the International School of Biomedical Sciences is to provide
world-class courses and programs that facilitate individual acquisition
of knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for the effective discovery &
communication of modern biomedical knowledge.
Courses & Programs:
Meet our Founding dean:
Taruna Ikrar, MD, MPharm, PhD, is an internationally-recognized physician, biomedical scientist and biomedical educator with more than 20 years of progressively responsible experience in:
Practicing medicine as a licensed physician at private and public government hospitals.
Conducting biomedical research in university & hospital settings.
Providing formal academic curriculum development & instruction for undergraduate, doctoral and
post-doctoral biomedical education programs in university & hospital settings.
Providing supervisory management & professional development of clinical & research staff in
university and hospital settings.
Over the past decade, Dr. Ikrar's ground-breaking biomedical discoveries in the cardiovascular and neurological sciences have been published in numerous world-class peer-reviewed research journals including Nature, Circulation, American Journal of Cardiology, Journal of Physiology, Neuron, and Frontiers in Neural Circuits, and have earned funding from the US National Institutes of Health (NIH). His current research activity is focused on advancing the understanding and treatment of aging-associated neurodegenerative diseases. Dr. Ikrar has obtained lawful permanent residence in the United States by qualifying as a physician-scientist of extraordinary ability (EB-1 Visa, aka “genius visa”), and is thus recognized by the US Department of State as an individual that "is one of that small percentage who have risen to the very top of the field of endeavor".
In a dynamic world experiencing rapid evolution, prospective learners should not need to wait several months or a year to learn about their admission status or start their desired program of study. Accordingly, we admit prospective learners into our programs of study at any time during the year as the long as the prospective learner meets the program's published admission requirements & the program has room for enrollment.
Student-controlled learning pace.
Our educational courses & programs are powered by a world-class online learning management system (LMS) that enable our students to complete and submit the assignments of their Course or Program of study at a pace of their own choosing. This is consistent with our philosophy of treating our learners as responsible adults that determine their own pace of learning and assignment completion.
As a private, non-profit, student-centered & technology-powered school, we are able to offer our world-class educational courses & programs at tuition rates that are significantly lower than traditional brick-and-mortar colleges & universities. This is made possible by eliminating from higher-education the non-essential elements that were common in the industrial age over the past century (such as maintenance of large buildings and libraries which are not needed in today's age of information and digital technologies).
Principles of Our Educational Approach:
evaluation by expert faculty
Our students receive written evaluation results for their submitted work from faculty that are:
Active biomedical scientists with peer-reviewed publication histories.
Experienced University science educators.
Dedicated to promoting student success & achievement of our mission.
Our courses & programs are powered by a cloud-based online (internet-accessible) classroom that our students can access with their personal computer from anywhere & anytime to:
Access assignments & learning materials [e-books & written content, videos & animations, live lectures].
Submit completed assignments for faculty evaluation.
Communicate with faculty & fellow students.
Curricula of our courses & programs are constructed as sets of experiences designed to foster the achievement of publicly expressed student learning outcomes (SLOs), and integrates contemporary, evidence-informed expertise from the following sources:
Doctoral Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) with public track records of academic excellence.
Currently active professional scientists & healthcare providers.