BioMedical Research Pages

Curriculum for Pitt-Bradford Students Interested in Biomedical Research Careers:

Students interested in a career in biomedical research will usually major in Biology or Chemistry, depending on their particular research interests. Regardless of the major chosen, coursework in Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Animal Physiology, and Genetics is recommended.


Most graduate schools require that applicants take a standardized test called the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) before they can be considered for admission. This is usually taken at the end of the student's junior year or the beginning of their senior year. Many graduate school require students to take both the general GRE and a subject test. Students interested in biomedical research careers should take one of three possible subject tests (Biology, Chemistry, or Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology), choosing the one that most closely corresponds to their major and undergraduate coursework. The general GRE is a computerized test that can be scheduled at any time of the year. The subject GRE is usually offered in the fall and ? Visit the GRE home page to obtain more information about these exams and how to register.

Consider registering yourself with the Council on Undergraduate Research! They provide this service as a way to hook up undergraduate students interested in research with graduate programs in their area of interest, and it's free!

Grad School Scholarships and Fellowships (coming soon!)

Biomedical Research Web Sites

Biomedical Job Listing Web-Sites

*This site is still under construction. Please contact Dr. Lauren Yaich (yaich@pitt.edu) with any suggestions or information about broken links, etc... Thanks for stopping by!


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