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  • 1. CAREERS AND GRADUATE SCHOOL PROGRAMS IN BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES Monica Henry Program Director, IBMG Program (317) 274-3441 http://grad.medicine.iu.edu
  • 2. M.D./Ph.D. ~ 7 years Ph.D. ~ 5 years The highest degree one can earn M.S. ~ 2 years Certificate ~ 1 year IU School of Medicine Graduate Programs
  • 3. Discover something Cure someone
  • 4. Do you want to discover a cure for AIDS Alcoholism Alzheimers Cancer Diabetes Spinal Cord and Head Injuries And many other debilitating diseases?
  • 5. Do you want to develop New drug therapies? Medical treatments? Medical diagnostic tests?
  • 6. Want to contribute to the biomedical sciences knowledge base?
  • 7. Become a Medical Scientists
    • Study human diseases in order to improve human health
    • Work in industry, university, government labs, hospitals, and nonprofit medical research organizations
    • Most often explore new areas of research publishing findings along the way
    • Employment is expected to grow much faster than average through 2014!
  • 8. Career Opportunities in Academia, Industry, and Government
    • University / College Faculty Positions (professor, basic-researcher, teacher, lecturer, administrator)
    • Scientific Research in private industry - pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry
    • Patent Law
    • Government Science-related careers:
      • Government research laboratories
      • Grant Administrator
      • Grant Assistant
      • Grant Writing
    • Scientific Writing
  • 9. Additional Career Resources
    • U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Handbook
      • Biological Scientist http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos047.htm
      • Medical Scientist
      • http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos008.htm
    • ScienceCareers.org
  • 10. The Path
    • Complete High School with a solid science curriculum
    • Attend college and obtain a Bachelors of Science in one of the basic sciences (i.e. biology, chemistry, biochemistry, etc.)
    • Recommended coursework in biology, chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, cell biology, and genetics
    • Participate in summer or academic year research in a laboratory
  • 11. The Path
    • Apply to Graduate School to pursue a Ph.D.
    • (Doctor in Philosophy)
    • Research, Research, Research
    • Write and defend your thesis
    • Post-doctoral position in academia or industry
    • Pursue your career in academia, industry, government
  • 12. M.D./Ph.D. ~ 7 years Ph.D. ~ 5 years The highest degree one can earn M.S. ~ 2 years Certificate ~ 1 year IU School of Medicine Graduate Programs
  • 13.
    • 10 Ph.D. research degree programs
    • ~300 graduate faculty advisors
    • Anatomy and Cell Biology
    • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    • Cellular and Integrative Physiology
    • Medical and Molecular Genetics
    • Medical Biophysics & Biomolecular Imaging
    • Medical Neuroscience
    • Microbiology and Immunology
    • Pathology
    • Pharmacology
    • Toxicology
  • 14.
    • IUSM
    • BioMedical Gateway
    • An open enrollment program for the
    • School of Medicine Ph.D. degree programs
    • Entry through common gateway/umbrella
    • Enhanced community of graduate students sharing a collaborative culture
    • Common first semester core curriculum in basic biomedical science topics
    • Curriculum begins to differentiate in second semester; plus ethics, biostatistics, professional skills, career development
    • Freedom to explore research areas through rotations (3) in laboratories across programs
    • Choose entry into any Ph.D. program at end of first year
    IBMG
  • 15. http://grad.medicine.iu.edu/mdphd Full support ~45 students ~5-6 enter/year NIH MSTP status Drs. Clapp and Harrington direct the program Combined M.D.-Ph.D. Program
  • 16.
    • M.S. degrees
    • Research M.S. degrees offered in Ph.D. disciplines
    • Pathologists assistant M.S.
    • M.S. in Genetic Counseling
    • M.S. in Biotechnology
      • (also certificate)
    • M.S. in Clinical Science
    M.S. in Medical Science
  • 17.
    • Financial Support for Ph.D. and M.D / Ph.D. Program
    • Stipend/Tuition/Fees/Insurance
    • Ph.D. & M.D./Ph.D. programs only
  • 18.
    • Facilitated by the IU Hospital system:
    • I.U. Hospital
    • Riley Hospital for Children
    • Methodist Hospital
    • Wishard Memorial Hospital
    • Regenstrief Health Center
    • Richard Roudebush VA Medical Center
    • Larue Carter Hospital
    Bench to Bedside Translational Science
  • 19. http://medicine.iu.edu/
  • 20. APPLY ONLINE TO THE IBMG PROGRAM
  • 21. Applications Contain the Following:
    • Application (Online)
    • Official Graduate Record Exam or MCAT scores
    • Official Transcripts
    • Personal Statement
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Supplemental Questions
    • Application Fee ($50 for domestic and $60 for international)
  • 22. Admissions Decisions
    • Decisions are based on individualized review of your qualifications and experience. Factors to be considered may include:
    • Your undergraduate and graduate degrees held
    • Your interview(s)
    • Your overall knowledge and experience
    • Your research and other relevant experience
    • Your scores on standardized tests (GRE, TOEFL or MCAT)
    • Your undergraduate/graduate grade point average(s)
    • The nature of your undergraduate/graduate major and coursework
    • Your personal statement
    • Your letters of recommendation
    • The quality of your undergraduate/graduate programs, etc.
  • 23.
    • Any Questions
  • 24. THANK YOU (317) 274-3441 http://medicine.iu.edu/

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