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Title: IU School of Medicine


1
CAREERS AND GRADUATE SCHOOL PROGRAMS IN
BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
Monica Henry Program Director, IBMG
Program (317) 274-3441 http//grad.medicine.iu.edu
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  • The Campus
  • Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
  • Over 30,000 students representing 50 states and
    122 countries
  • Includes
  • IU School of Medicine
  • IU School of Dentistry
  • IU School of Nursing
  • etc.
  • The major research campus of Indiana University
    the School of Medicine alone accounts for 50
    of external funding to the entire University.

3
IU School of Medicine Graduate Programs
M.D./Ph.D. 7 years Ph.D. 5 years The
highest degree one can earn M.S. 2
years Certificate 1 year
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Discover something Cure someone
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Why Pursue A Graduate Degree? To Become A
Medical Scientists
  • Study human diseases in order to improve human
    health
  • Work in industry, university, government labs,
    hospitals, and nonprofit medical research
    organizations
  • Most often explore new areas of research
    publishing findings along the way
  • Employment is expected to grow much faster than
    average through 2014!

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Career Opportunities in Academia, Industry, and
Government
  • University / College Faculty Positions
    (professor, basic-researcher, teacher, lecturer,
    administrator)
  • Scientific Research in private industry -
    pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry
  • Patent Law
  • Government Science-related careers
  • Government research laboratories
  • Grant Administrator
  • Grant Assistant
  • Grant Writing
  • Scientific Writing

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Combined M.D.-Ph.D. Program NIH Designated MSTP
Program
Full support 43 students 5-6 enter/year
Average Scores GPA 3.82 MCAT 35 Directors -
Dr. D. Wade Clapp and Dr. Maureen Harrington
http//grad.medicine.iu.edu/mdphd
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Combined M.D.-Ph.D. Program
Basic science and clinical mentors   In-depth
basic science curriculum and research training by
graduate faculty   Tuition, fees, and living
stipend provided for all years of
training   Years 1-2 medical science coursework
(MD) Years 3-5 graduate curriculum / research /
thesis (PhD) Years 6-7 clinical rotations
(MD)   MD-PhD student activities throughout the
program   Summer and winter research
retreats   National MSTP meetings  
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  • 10 Ph.D. research degree programs
  • 300 graduate faculty advisors
  • Anatomy and Cell Biology
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biomolecular Imaging Biophysics
  • Cellular and Integrative Physiology
  • Medical and Molecular Genetics
  • Medical Neuroscience
  • Microbiology and Immunology
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Toxicology

M.D. Ph.D. Program Purdue University
Biomedical Engineering PhD option
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  • Financial Support for
  • Ph.D. and
  • M.D / Ph.D. Program
  • Stipend/Tuition/Mandatory Fees/Health Dental
    Insurance
  • Ph.D. M.D./Ph.D. programs only

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  • Indiana University School of Medicine BioMedical
    Gateway (IBMG)
  • Program for Ph.D. Study
  • An open enrollment program for the
  • School of Medicine Ph.D. degree programs

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  • Why use the gateway system?
  • Extended student community
  • Student has choice
  • Students can focus on research areas as well as
    disciplines/programs
  • Encourages research collaborations
  • Reflects interdisciplinary nature of modern
    research

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IBMG Program for Ph.D. Study
  • Common first semester core curriculum in basic
    biomedical science topics
  • Curriculum begins to differentiate in second
    semester
  • Ethics, biostatistics, professional skills,
    career development
  • Freedom to explore research areas through
    rotations (3) in laboratories across programs
  • Choose entry into any Ph.D. program at end of
    first year

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  • Curriculum
  • Fall Semester (year 1)
  • G715 Biomedical Science I
  • Biochemical Basis of Biological Processes - 3 cr
  • G716 Biomedical Science II
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics - 3 cr
  • G717 Biomedical Science III
  • Cellular Basis of Systems Biology - 3 cr
  • G718 Research in Biomedical Science (1st
    rotation) 2 cr
  • Spring Semester (year 1)
  • See the table of proposed courses on next slide.
  • Students take 2 credits from each column for
    total of 6 credits.
  • G655 Skills - Research Communications Seminar
    1 cr
  • G718 Research in Biomedical Science (2nd and 3rd
    rotations) 4 cr
  • STUDENTS JOIN Ph.D. PROGRAM

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  • Three Research Rotations
  • Second half of Fall Semester (year 1)
  • G718 Research in Biomedical Science (1st
    rotation)
  • Each half of Spring Semester (year 1)
  • G718 Research in Biomedical Science (2nd 3rd
    rotations)
  • Choice
  • Hundreds of world-class research laboratories in
    Departments and in
  • 37 research centers and institutes
  • PICKING ROTATION LABS
  • Information sessions
  • Open days
  • Retreats
  • etc.

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  • Curriculum
  • Summer (year 1)
  • Research in chosen Ph.D. Program
  • Fall Semester (year 2)
  • Skills Experimental Design and Biostatistics -
    1cr
  • G505 Responsible Conduct of Research - Ethics -
    1 cr
  • Ph.D. Program courses (if appropriate)
  • Elective/Minor Courses (if required)
  • Ph.D. Program Seminar (if required)
  • Research and Coursework (if required)
  • Candidacy Exam
  • Research
  • Defense ? Graduation

18
  • Any Questions

19
  • Interdisciplinary minors
  • Aging
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biomolecular Imaging
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Life sciences

Training Grants
20
  • M.S. degrees
  • Research M.S. degrees offered in Ph.D.
    disciplines
  • Pathologists assistant M.S.
  • M.S. in Genetic Counseling
  • M.S. in Biotechnology
  • (also certificate)
  • M.S. in Clinical Science

M.S. in Medical Science
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  • Multidisciplinary Research Centers
  • e.g.
  • Center for Computational Biology and
    Bioinformatics
  • Center for Structural Biology
  • Center for Immunobiology
  • Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research
  • Indiana Alcohol Research Center
  • Indiana Center for Vascular Biology and Medicine
  • Indiana University Diabetes Center
  • Indiana University Center for Bioethics
  • Indiana University Cancer Center
  • Indiana University Center for Aging Research
  • Indiana University Center for Regenerative
    Biology and Medicine
  • Institute of Psychiatric Research
  • Midwest Sexually Transmitted Disease Research
    Center
  • Regenstrief Institute
  • Stark Neuroscience Research Institute
  • Walther Oncology Center

Collaborative Research
22
Bench to Bedside Translational Science
  • Facilitated by the IU Hospital system
  • I.U. Hospital
  • Riley Hospital for Children
  • Methodist Hospital
  • Wishard Memorial Hospital
  • Regenstrief Health Center
  • Richard Roudebush VA Medical Center
  • Larue Carter Hospital

23
  • Career Development Events
  • Learning from your environment and planning
    ahead
  • Extreme Makeover Postdoc Edition!
  • Careers in Industry
  • Careers in Government
  • Careers in Academia
  • Project management
  • IRB, IP, animals, etc.
  • How to start a biotech
  • company

24
Additional Career Resources
  • U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Handbook
  • Biological Scientist http//www.bls.gov/oco/ocos04
    7.htm
  • Medical Scientist
  • http//www.bls.gov/oco/ocos008.htm
  • ScienceCareers.org

25
  • Any Questions

26
AMCAS Application for M.D. Ph.D. program
APPLY ONLINE TO THE IBMG PROGRAM
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http//grad.medicine.iu.edu
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http//grad.medicine.iu.edu/ibmg
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Step 1. Informal Credential Review before
Application
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IBMG Application Contains the Following
  • Application (Online)
  • Official GRE or MCAT scores
  • Official Transcripts
  • Personal Statement
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Supplemental Questions
  • Application Fee (50 for domestic and 60 for
    international)

31
Admissions Decisions
  • Decisions are based on individualized review of
    your qualifications and experience.  Factors to
    be considered may include
  • Your undergraduate and graduate degrees held
  • Your interview(s)
  • Your overall knowledge and experience
  • Your research and other relevant experience
  • Your scores on standardized tests (GRE, TOEFL or
    MCAT)
  • Your undergraduate/graduate grade point
    average(s)
  • The nature of your undergraduate/graduate major
    and coursework
  • Your personal statement
  • Your letters of recommendation
  • The quality of your undergraduate/graduate
    programs, etc.

32
Average Scores
Average undergraduate GPA and GRE scores for the
2008-2009 incoming class of domestic students
Undergraduate GPA   3.56 GRE Scores
Quantitative - 690Quantitative Percentile -
70Verbal - 502Verbal Percentile -
60Analytical - 4.4Analytical Percentile - 51
33
Mark Your Calendars!
  • Application Deadline
  • January 15th, 2010
  • (PRIORITY DEADLINE DECEMBER 15TH)

34
  • Any Questions

35
Translating Your Summer Research Experience into
a Competitive Application
  • Substantial Research Experience
  • Strong Personal Statement
  • Strong Letter (s) of recommendation

36
Translating Your Summer Research Experience into
a Competitive Application
  • Prove to your mentor that you have what it takes
    to be a graduate student
  • Read, read, read and ask questions
  • Work hard and learn as much as you can
  • Show leadership and initiative in the lab (when
    appropriate)
  • Fine tune your research interest
  • Knock their socks off!

37
Personal Statement
  • Personal characteristics and abilities
  • Research interest
  • Career objectives
  • Your preparation for graduate study (e.g.
    education, research experience, other relevant
    experiences)
  • Explain any problems or inconsistencies in your
    academic records or scores
  • Explain why you want to attend the program
  • Resources to help complete the Personal
    Statement http//www.iupui.edu/gradoff/prepare_
    graduate_school_files/workshopframe.htm

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  • Any Questions

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http//www.medicine.iu.edu/
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State of the art facilities
600,000 ft2 new research space added since 2003
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Van Nuys Medical Science Building
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Medical Research and Library Building
43
Continuing growth
Research 2,3,4
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State of the art facilities
Biotechnology Research and Training Center
45
Continuing growth
Clarian Pathology Laboratory
Health Information and Translational Sciences
(HITS) Building
46
IURTC / IUETC Indiana University Research and
Technology Corpn - facilitates industry-IU
collaborations - technology and start-up
incubator
47
Fairbanks Hall
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Continuing growth
Indiana University NIH Designated Simon Cancer
Center
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Continuing growth
Riley Hospital for Children - Phase 5
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Continuing growth
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Now, a Little About Indy
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  • Local Industry
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Roche Pharmaceutical
  • Dow Agrosciences

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Downtown Indianapolis Location
  • Affordable city living
  • Diverse restaurants and lifestyles
  • Culture
  • Theatres
  • Symphony
  • Parks
  • World class museums
  • Sports
  • Motor racing
  • Indianapolis Colts
  • Indiana Pacers
  • Baseball, hockey

55
Home of the 2012 Super Bowl!
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Indy.org
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Nature
58
City and state parks hiking, camping, fishing
Eagle Creek Park
59
Brown County State Park
60
Sports
61
  • SPORTS
  • Motor Racing Capital of the World
  • Indy 500
  • NASCAR
  • Moto GP bikes

62
SPORTS Indianapolis Colts
  • Lucas Oil Stadium
  • Coming soon!
  • Retractable roof!

63
SPORTS Indiana Fever
64
SPORTS Indianapolis Indians
SPORTS Indiana Ice Hockey
65
NCAA HQ - Basketball Final Four often held in
Indy
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Culture and Music
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Culture Annual Indy Jazz Fest
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Culture and Museums the Eiteljorg Museum of
American Indians Western Art
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The Murat Theatre - a great venue for plays and
music. Many top acts play small, exclusive shows
here
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Indy Arts Indyarts.org
Circle Center Mall Downtown
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Indianapolis Museum of Art
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Verizon Wireless Music Center A premier outdoor
venue for top touring music acts
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Childrens Museum ranked 1
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  • Any Questions

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THANK YOU
(317) 274-3441 http//grad.medicine.iu.edu biomed_at_
iupui.edu
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