Why Give

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Support Career Development

Demand for biomedical scientists is exploding like never before. As a leader in biomedical education, we are proud to be training students for a wide range of careers across sectors as diverse as biotech and biopharma, venture capital, entrepreneurship, patent law, consulting, science policy, communication, and academia. When you support our career development initiatives, you help ensure that our graduates are positioned to excel in industry, academia, government, NGOs, and wherever else biomedical science is contributing to the creation of a better world.

Learning Beyond the Laboratory

In recent years, we’ve expanded our student career-building resources to include instruction in networking, business development, and industry research and development as part of our core curriculum. Your financial support enables us to train our students in vital skills beyond the bench that complement their scientific capabilities and help them achieve their most ambitious career goals.

What You Can Support

Your gift enables us to offer a variety of resources to help students consider all their career options and find the one that’s ideal for them. These include:

  • Industry internships – opportunities with local biotech and pharmaceutical companies to provide students with immersive, three to six-month work experiences. This provides real-world exposure to different work environments, allowing students to understand and explore different career options.
  • Innovative new electives – Recently added courses on the drug discovery process, entrepreneurship, and management concepts provide valuable insights for students in planning their ideal careers.
  • Career coaching and mentor circles – Our new career-coaching program helps students, postdoctoral candidates, and alumni navigate the wealth of career options in biomedical science. We are also expanding our popular mentoring circles, where students exchange ideas, support one another, and benefit from the perspectives and skills of faculty and alumni who are now industry leaders.
  • Student research – In partnership with Tufts’ Clinical and Translational Science Institute, we help students design and conduct their own research. This foundational work helps students build their reputation as scientists, positioning them for success in and out of academia.

Remarkable Students. Innovative Professionals

Learn more about how your gift can empower our students to discover, innovate, and explore at the very forefront of the biomedical revolution. Discover the ways you can support our students.

Support the Student Enrichment Fund

Help our students grow professionally

Support Fellowships

Financial incentives help us attract the best and brightest

Support the Fund for Biomedical Scientists

Quick responses to needs in biomedical science education

Support Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Help us build a community where diverse perspectives are fostered

Support Student Wellness and Resilience

We are committed to resources to support our students' well being