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Seeking Colleges with Strong Biomedical Majors

Hi there! I'm a junior seriously considering a major in Biomedical Sciences in college. Can anyone provide recommendations for colleges with notable programs in this field? Bonus points for prolific research opportunities :)

25 days ago

Sure! Let's dive right in.

One of the top colleges for biomedical science is Johns Hopkins University. They house the Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology which provides numerous research opportunities for undergraduate students. Another well-known program is at Duke University, which offers undergraduate concentrations within the Biomedical Engineering department including biomedical imaging and instrumentation, biomechanics, electrobiology, and biomolecular and tissue engineering.

Also, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) deserves a spotlight. Their research programs are globally recognized and their biomedical engineering program is one of the best in the United States.

University of California, San Diego is another strong option, especially for those interested in a concentration in bioinformatics.

Rounding out this list, Case Western Reserve University is known for its biomedical engineering department and its relationship with neighboring hospitals offers students unique opportunities to engage in medical research.

While these schools are highly selective, they are certainly not the only ones with strong Biomedical Sciences programs. Other good schools to consider include Boston University, Rice University, and Georgia Tech.

Remember that research opportunities can come in various forms such as in-class assignments, individual studies, or summer internships. Be sure to extensively check out the research page of each university you consider to see what opportunities line up with your interests.

That being said, application to a strong program is just one aspect of your college decision. You should also be mindful of the culture of the university itself, the financial aid offered, and of course, how well you believe you’d fit there in general.

Keep researching, and best of luck in your search!

25 days ago

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