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


BMS Spotlights

Lerenza Howard '07 Spotlight

Lerenza Howard '07

My favorite memory was being a member of the Voices of GVSU. I met some amazing individuals while participating in the choir including our choir director Mama CC. I thoroughly miss our practice sessions and performing together at various events.

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.

Jocelyn Messer '20 Spotlight

Jocelyn Messer '20

Absolutely the football games. Nothing better than getting decked out in Laker gear with your friends to cheer on your favorite football team!

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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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