As a high school student, you might think about what courses to take and how to best prepare for college applications. Your education and preparation will finally gear you towards your dream career. The key to acceptance in this era of competition is a well-prepared application with all the necessary components. It is best to prepare to be able to stand out from your peers or fellow applicants. Early preparation and strategy can give you that edge.
Recent advent of technology has broadened the meaning and relevance of Biological sciences, something that was more or less confined to Medicine earlier. Rapid evolution of the fields of genomics, informatics, immunology, biotechnology and cancer biology have led to ever-increasing career options that are very highly respectable, well paying, providing immense self-satisfaction and recognition. Technologists, research scientists, pharmacologists, biomedical engineers, geneticists, data-scientists, medical writers, medical science liaisons are some of the examples of ever-increasing career options that support our societal health needs and infrastructure. Almost all the higher education institutions offer these newer streams of education in addition to the traditional and advanced biology courses. So, this is a great time to be interested in Medicine and Biological sciences. Newer discoveries are inventions that are pushing the boundaries of “possible” and providing hope for so far considered untreatable conditions.
Knowledge is power, and the hungrier you are for knowledge, the farther ahead you can get. In this era of information overload, you need to know what is relevant and what information can help bolster your application. Early exposure to science trends can help you understand your inclination and interests better. Once you have discovered your passion through meeting the right people, attending summer programs, seminars, and reading, you can benefit from taking relevant courses and building a skillset to be able to do a personal investigational project(PIP).
Doing a meaningful project in advanced subjects with results and real-life implications can set you apart. PIPs are a great way to demonstrate that you have invested time and cultivated your love for science by first learning and then doing your scientific projects. Colleges look at candidates with PIPs very favorably. It gives them a preview of all the hard work, time invested, the capability of systematic scientific thinking that can be further developed and honed by them granting you admission and making available all the resources available to them.
In our experience, seeking advice from professionals and students who have traveled your journey becomes immensely helpful. Therefore, we passionate group of professionals came together to spread what we have learned over the years by practice to train the next generation of Medical and Biomedical professionals.