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New Spring 2020 Course Offering

SIE program is pleased to offer a new special topics course for Spring 2020, BSCI338C: Pathophysiology of Cardiac Disorders. BSCI338C can be an excellent addition for MCAT preparation due to the coverage of basic physiology topics related to heart function and disorder. It is also an excellent choice for a glide year course to increase upper level biology on your transcript. Because of the limited availability of evenings for SIE courses, SIE is experimenting with a Friday night schedule for this new course. BSCI330: Cell Biology and Physiology is the prerequisite course.

The course will be taught by Dr. Marie "Liesel" Bergmeyer, who has credentials and perspectives that SIE students should find particularly valuable. Dr. Bergmeyer is an Osteopathic Physician and a graduate of Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) in Bradenton, Florida. She worked as a Research and Development Associate at MedImmune Pharmaceutical Company. She completed her first year of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Northside Hospital and Tampa Bay Heart Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida. She maintains her Florida and Maryland state medical licenses and continues her medical learning through continuing medical education activities (CME). Dr. Bergmeyer graduated from UMD with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry making her very familiar with UMD's path of applying to medical school. She currently works with the UMD Health Professions office doing mock interviews for pre-med students, mentoring potential Osteopathic Medical School students, as well as advising freshmen Biology students.

Questions about this course can be directed to Dr. Presson ( or Dr. Bergmeyer (

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