Biomedical Scholars Program
A Learning Community for the Sciences
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The Academic Program Years

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First Year

During the fall semester, students will be encouraged to register for the following courses: 
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Mathematics (MA 180 or MA 181), 5 credits 
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Principles of Biology I or Principles of Chemistry I 
(lecture and laboratory), 4 credits 
 
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English 101, 3 credits
 
During the spring semester, students will progress to the second half of the introductory science and math courses taken in the fall, and will participate monthly in an exciting new interdisciplinary seminar created especially for this program.
Throughout the year, students will be paired with a faculty member as a paid technology apprentice to assist in web page design and maintenance or in creating PowerPoint or multi-media classroom presentations, or they will be employed as student assistants in the College's instructional labs. They may also work as a paid research intern at a local biotechnology firm. Students will meet with their faculty mentor once every other week to discuss academic progress and to develop an individualized academic plan.

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Picture of a Biomedical experiment

Second Year

In addition to their regular second year course work, students will:
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Enroll in an interdisciplinary career development seminar program that involves resume writing, interviewing techniques, and guest speakers from a variety of scientific fields 
 
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Continue meeting biweekly with their faculty mentor
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Receive information and guidance on transferring to four-year institutions 
 
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Receive assistance in preparing transfer applications and in identifying scholarship and financial aid opportunities 
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Act as peer mentors to first year Biomedical scholars

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