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GBC Accepting Applications for BioMed Workshop

GBC Accepting Applications for BioMed Workshop graphic.If you have ever considered a career in medicine or biomedical research, Great Basin College has your undergraduate degree covered and is here to help you prepare for the next steps.

Great Basin College, in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health Nevada INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research), will host a free BioMed Workshop August 21-24 for those interested in studying biology, biomedical research or medicine. Participants will also tour one professional school at a Nevada University.

This particular workshop will focus on how to prepare for professional school, which for some include careers medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy and other professional fields.

Participants can expect to spend about 8 hours on-campus per day during the workshop.

Margo Teague is the Great Basin College Site Coordinator of the NIH/INBRE Biomedical Research Program.

Teague explained that the goal of the workshop is to dedramatize going off to medical or professional school.

“The goals of the workshop are to prepare students to succeed in their undergraduate courses at GBC and to establish connections with other GBC students. Students take part in discussions concerning admission processes, college success strategies, and are able to hear from guest speakers and current GBC students pursuing careers in medicine.”

For one day of the workshop, students will travel to a Nevada professional school for a university-led tour. During the field trip, students will meet with advisors, visit research labs, and tour the campus. All expenses will be paid for by INBRE.

Teague said professional schools are continually recruiting rural students who will return to those areas upon graduation, helping to fill the high demand for health care professionals.

GBC Biology Instructor David Freistroffer mentioned Great Basin College graduates have the potential to fill these gaps.

“This past semester, two GBC students were accepted into professional schools. One student will be attending pharmacy school, and another will be attending chiropractic school this fall. It’s incredible that one degree can give so many students a pathway into many professional careers.”

The BioMed Workshop is available to any student over the age of 18 and enrolled at GBC for Fall Semester 2017 who is interested in GBC's biology programs.

If you are interested in completing the application or requesting more information, contact Margo Teague by e-mailing or calling Teague at 775-397-0785. Applications are due by July 10.

The applicants chosen for this summer workshop will be a mix of students who are completely new to college and those who can offer their wisdom of a year or more of experience studying in the sciences. Interested students must plan to attend the entire workshop. Housing will be available for students attending from out of town.

View the workshop flier online!

For More Information Contact

Kayla McCarson
Marketing/Social Media Specialist, Student Services
Phone: (775) 753-2105

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