Biomedical Research OpenCourseWare: A Free Undergraduate Course Covering the Career Options in Biomedical Research by MIT

Published Mar 04, 2009

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Want to find out what work you might do in biomedical research? Do you need an undergraduate pre-med degree to enter the field? You can find the answers to these and other questions through the Massachusetts Institute of Technology OpenCourseWare seminar 'Career Options for Biomedical Research.' This free online version of the undergraduate seminar, offered through MIT's Nuclear Science and Engineering department, is available to anyone who is curious about the field of biomedical research.

Career Options for Biomedical Research: Course Specifics

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Career Options for Biomedical Research: Course Description

This MIT seminar introduces students to the career options that are available in biomedical research, and how researchers who hold MD or PhD degrees conduct their research in hospitals and academic settings. Bruce Rosen, the director of the Massachusetts General Hospital's Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, and Sidney Yip, a professor in MIT's Nuclear Science and Engineering department, led the seminar. Through presentations by biomedical professionals from Harvard and MIT, students get an overview of the many opportunities in the field.

One of Professor Yip's lectures, about MIT's nuclear science and engineering program, is included in the online course materials, but the course's study materials consist of a student-created, information-rich PDF newsletter, which shows that there is no single path to a career in biomedical research; one person profiled began with a bachelor's degree in astronomy and another, with a bachelor's in history. If you want to find out more about careers in biomedical research, visit the biomedical career options course page.

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