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Biomedical Research

A degree from Thomas more College can lead to exciting opportunities in the general field of medical research. Some specific areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Cellular and Molecular Biological Research
  • Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology Research
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Molecular, Cellular, and Biochemical Pharmacology Research.

Students pursuing a career in any one of the fields of Biomedical Research typically obtain a four-year B.S. or B.A. degree in Biology, Chemistry, or related fields. After completing their degree, a student will apply to the graduate education division of a medical college.

Upon acceptance, the student will perform some coursework, and focus in on a specific research project guided by a research advisor. A typical tract is between 4-6 years of biomedical research. After completion of all work, the medical college issues the appropriate degree (usually Ph.D.) in the specific discipline.

Although these students perform work at a medical college, they are not licensed to practice medicine (Unless admitted under a special dual Ph.D/M.D. program). Typically, graduates go on to further research at government laboratories, private corporations, and academic institutions.

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