Public health professionals are responsible for developing and analyzing programs to protect the health of communities, families, and individuals nationally and internationally. These professionals need to use research and program implementation, education, and the development of healthy lifestyles to prevent disease and promote health.
Public health professionals who pursue an education and career in biomedical and laboratory practice will need to use lab techniques to not just diagnose but also treat diseases, illnesses, and injuries and to study conditions that impact health status. The field for biomedical and laboratory practice encompasses many different specialists, such as biochemists, bacteriologists, microbiologists, and more.
Working in Biomedical and Laboratory Education
In general, an individual who wants to work in the biomedical and laboratory practice field will need to attain at least a bachelor's degree. Biomedical majors typically need to complete at least one class in behavioral science and health education, biostatistics, epidemiology, and health services administration. Graduate students will need to take more classes for their advanced degree.
Undoubtedly, the United States considers building the public health workforce for the nation a huge priority. Anyone who chooses to pursue a career in public health will have access to many career opportunities in a number of sectors, such as private, federal, and non-governmental organizations.
Biomedical scientists typically study bacterium in a laboratory to determine how these microorganisms can affect the function of the human body. These professionals also use various lab techniques to monitor microorganisms and prevent or control the spread of viruses and diseases.
This intensive 8 week laboratory-based biological research program is for undergraduates during the summer following their sophomore or junior years. The program goal is to expose college science students (who will be juniors or seniors in the fall of 2016) to the rewards of laboratory research directed toward solving important...Read More
Summer programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provide an opportunity to spend a summer working at the NIH side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. Internships cover a minimum of eight weeks, with students generally arriving at the...Read More
The Summer Public Health Scholars Program (SPHSP) is designed for undergraduate students to increase interest in and knowledge of public health and biomedical science careers. SPHSP is a partnership of Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons, College of Dental Medicine, School of Nursing, and the Mailman School of Public Health. Together they represent...Read More
The Amgen Scholars Program at NIH is a partnership between the Amgen Foundation, the Foundation for the NIH, and the NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education. Amgen Scholars at NIH will spend the summer working at NIH's main campus in Bethesda, Maryland side-by-side with some of the world's leading...Read More
The GSOAR program is a partnership between the NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education and the Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity. GSOAR students will spend the summer working at the NIH side-by-side with some of the world's leading scientists, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. During...Read More
The National Women’s Health Network seeks a current college student, current graduate student, or recent college graduate who is interested in serving as an intern and providing a wide range of database, research, administrative, and general support to the Network’s development team. In return, the Network will provide an opportunity...Read More
The Future Public Health Leaders Program (FPHLP) is a 10-week residential program at the University of Michigan School of Public Health (UM-SPH) designed to encourage underrepresented college students to consider careers in public health. The program is intended for college students in their Sophomore, Junior or Senior year who are...Read More
The Helen Rodriguez-Trias Women’s Health Internship Program seeks to develop the next generation of women’s health activists by providing interns with hands-on experience in women’s health policy and advocacy, membership/fundraising and communications. Becoming an NWHN intern allows you to develop health research skills and explore the worlds of public policy, health...Read More