Biomedical Science Career Guide

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Past Internship Sites:

  • MPI Research
  • The McCahill Group
  • Gantex
  • Center for Arrhythmia Research
  • Meridian Health
  • Department of Environmental Quality
  • Spectrum Health
  • Mercy Health
  • Van Andel Institute
  • Beaumont Health

Where Alumni Have Landed

  • Quality Control Laboratory Analyst - Mead Johnson Nutrition
  • Performance Improvement Analyst - Meridian Health
  • Chemist - Eurofins Group
  • Clinical Research Associate - IQVIA
  • Business Analyst - State of Michigan Department of Technology
  • Technical Recruiter - Aerotek
  • Laboratory Analyst - Pfizer
  • Clinical Data Management Specialist - QST Consultations, Ltd.
  • Supervisor of Community Supporters - MOKA
  • Quality Control Microbiology Technician - Amway
  • Clinical Research Coordinator - Karmanos Cancer Institute
  • Epidemiologist - Genesee County Health Department*
  • Research Assistant - Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Physical Therapist - Reliant Rehabilitation*
  • Research Associate - Charles River Laboratories
  • Recruiter - Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Hospital
  • Research and Development Specialist - Hydro-Chem Systems, Inc.
  • Associate Scientist - Cayman Chemical
  • Application System Analyst - Spectrum Health

*Positions require an advanced degree


Spotlights

Allie Goeddeke '17 Spotlight

Allie Goeddeke '17

My favorite GVSU memory is tailgating with my family for football games!

Adam Vande Kerkhoff '18 Spotlight

Adam Vande Kerkhoff '18

My favorite Grand Valley memory was tailgating with my fraternity brothers before football games. Everyone was decked out in GVSU colors, ready to cheer the team on.

Emma Wallace '14 Spotlight

Emma Wallace '14

My favorite memories of GVSU are living in the Honors College dorms my freshmen year and all the new, lasting friendships I developed while living there, leading the Future Alumni Association and attending the CASE ASAP Conference at MSU with the e-board.

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Student Organizations to Consider

  • Pre- Med Club
  • Pre- Physical Therapy Club
  • Pre- PHD/MD
  • Pre- Dental Club
  • Pre- Optometry Club
  • Pre- Chiropractic Club
  • Pre- Pharmacy Club
  • Pre-Veterinary Club

Study Abroad Programs

Imagine shadowing doctors in a Peruvian health center, taking X-rays of the lungs of tuberculosis patients, and performing anthropometrical assessments of malnourished children in a community.  All this while being immersed in the culture and language of the host country would be an unforgettable and transformative experience for a future health professional.


Develop some of these technical and professional competencies to be successful:

  • Clinical Research
  • Data Analysis
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Laboratory skills
  • Scientific Analysis
  • Ethics
  • Cultural Competency
  • Communication

Certifications

  • First Aid/CPR/AED Certification
  • Certified Nurse Assistant

Graduate & Professional Programs

Students with a BMS degree may continue on to a graduate program.  Here are some examples of programs students have pursued:

  • Medical School
  • Dental School
  • Pharmacy
  • Physician Assistant
  • Public Health
  • Biostatistics
  • Health Administration
  • Chiropractic School
  • Optometry School
  • Epidemiology
  • Veterinarian School
  • Podiatry

 

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Page last modified April 5, 2022