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Through the combination of our rigorous curriculum and experiential learning opportunities, students emerge from our program with the skills and knowledge they need to take the next step in their development. That could include earning further academic or medical degrees, working in biomedical research organizations and government positions, teaching or other careers for which they are both well-suited and well-prepared.

During their graduate studies, students are expected to prepare themselves for career exploration and direction. Our faculty provide students with guidance and advice in this area – including by facilitating access to scientists and professionals who visit the campus or who are known by faculty through professional networks – although it remains primarily the student’s responsibility to explore available options. 

The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences has an impressive track record of preparing students for challenging and rewarding careers.

Accelerated Master’s Program

Of students entering the Accelerated Master’s program from 2007-2018:

  • 90% applied to medical school
  • Of that number, 88% were admitted to one or more medical schools
  • Of those admitted to medical school, 42% attended NYMC

Ph.D. Program

Of the 75 Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D. graduates from 2005-2012 (initial placements):

  • 65% went on to do post-doctoral research training
  • 16% continued or entered medical school, clinical practice or residency (includes MD/PhD students - 12%)
  • 11% took positions in industry or academia
  • 8% followed other career paths

Sampling of Post-graduation Placements, Class of 2015

M.S. Graduates

  • Medical school
  • Ph.D. programs
  • Hospital administration
  • Delivery room technician
  • Medical science liaison
  • Clinical research assistant, Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Research associate, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
  • Research technician, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Biomarker scientist, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals

Ph.D. Graduates

  • Visiting assistant professor, Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
  • Post-doctoral research training, NYMC, Yale University, UC San Diego, Stanford University
  • Lecturer, SUNY College at Old Westbury, Touro College
  • Science teacher, U.S. Military Academy Preparatory School
  • Pathology resident, Stony Brook
  • Consultant, Boston Consulting Group
  • Medical Writer, Chameleon Communications International & Alligent Group