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BMSM 3510, 3520 Life in Biomedical Research I & II (Fall and Spring)


Dr. Jonathan Fisher

Credits: 4 (2 each term)

Course Description:

Life in Biomedical Research 1 & 2 jointly constitute a professional development course designed to introduce new students to aspects of science and a career in science not covered explicitly in other courses – e.g., learning about the different careers available to the scientist, oral presentation skills, data analysis and figure preparation, philosophy of science, basic grant writing (NIH F30/F31-style fellowships), and networking/communication skills. Broadly speaking, the overall goal of this course is to introduce students to what “they don’t know that they don’t know” about pursuing a career in research or other areas of science.


Lectures: 1 hours/week. Letter-graded.