Careers at Government Agencies for PhD Graduates

PhD scientists find careers with many government agencies concerned with the funding of science and with the regulation of technology produced by scientific research.

Science policy is the intersection between scientific research and public policy. Just as regulatory affairs professionals are needed in pharmaceutical and biotech companies, many careers are available for PhD graduates with government agencies to provide expertise in complex scientific, legal, and regulatory environments involving R&D, clinical research protocols, manufacturing, and compliance.

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Research and Training Opportunities at NIH

Careers in Science Policy 

Careers in Regulatory Affairs

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A blog written by pre-meds, medical students, and residents about their experiences as they work towards becoming physicians.

Tools and Resources for First-Generation Medical School Students

The resources in this online toolkit may be useful for students, medical school professionals, and families of students who seek to support, guide, and advocate for first-generation students as they navigate through medical training.

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The Official Guide To Medical School Admissions

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