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Hi everyone,

I am considering a one year masters in biomedical sciences if a year of post bac(low gpa) isn't enough.
Let's say that somehow dental school becomes completely out of reach.
What exactly can you do with a masters in biomedical sciences?
I apologize for my ignorance..lol
 

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Hi everyone,

I am considering a one year masters in biomedical sciences if a year of post bac(low gpa) isn't enough.
Let's say that somehow dental school becomes completely out of reach.
What exactly can you do with a masters in biomedical sciences?
I apologize for my ignorance..lol
Go to podiatry school? Jk
 
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I'm not an expert about what to do with a master's, but if you're not interested in any other professional schools one of my backups was nursing. You can prolly get your R.N. through an accelerated program having been a science major in like 18 months. Beyond that specializing for another few years can make you some big bucks and I'm assuming it's nowhere near as competitive as dental. Nurse anesthetists make about 150k/ yr for 3 years in a nursing masters program. Surprisingly at least 50 % are men. Nurse practitioners and specialists don't do bad either. Another perk is you'll get out for under 50k at the right school getting a master's in nursing for a specialty
 
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I'm not an expert about what to do with a master's, but if you're not interested in any other professional schools one of my backups was nursing. You can prolly get your R.N. through an accelerated program having been a science major in like 18 months. Beyond that specializing for another few years can make you some big bucks and I'm assuming it's nowhere near as competitive as dental. Nurse anesthetists make about 150k/ yr for 3 years in a nursing masters program. Surprisingly at least 50 % are men. Nurse practitioners and specialists don't do bad either. Another perk is you'll get out for under 50k at the right school getting a master's in nursing for a specialty
I was considering that route as well. Thanks for the input!
 

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Physicians Asssistant schools as well as physical therapy and pharmacy are also less competitive professional schools to get into
 
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^ have you checked out the requirements for PA schools? Many are more competitive than dental or med. And they require thousands of hours of healthcare experience.
 
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.. average prereq GPA for PA program at Western U is 3.6.....
 

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I actually have a Masters in Biomedical Engineering. It required a thesis to complete. I'm not sure what the difference between "engineering" and "sciences" is, but I know my friends who graduated with me are working at biomedical companies (Applied Med, Siemens, Masimo, Boston Scientific, Alcon, Edwards, etc.).
If I didn't pursue dentistry, I'm sure I could land a job at one of these companies.

Perhaps you could go into some biomed research companies or work a biotech company making antibodies or tests/reagents.
 
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Hi everyone,

I am considering a one year masters in biomedical sciences if a year of post bac(low gpa) isn't enough.
Let's say that somehow dental school becomes completely out of reach.
What exactly can you do with a masters in biomedical sciences?
I apologize for my ignorance..lol
Nothing. Save your money and take a lot of post-bac bio classes and kill the DAT. You can get a biomed job with a biology bachelors or a chemistry bachelors; they are in more demand then the bio. Work as a chemist and go from there. Bioengineer degree is vastly different from a biomed sciences degree from Midwestern, Touro, or some other med school. Those are known to be nothing more than filler degrees that allow you to take classes with the med students to show you can hack it more often than not. They are not lab science oriented.
 
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^ have you checked out the requirements for PA schools? Many are more competitive than dental or med. And they require thousands of hours of healthcare experience.
Not really, exccept for the 1000+ hours of clinical. But you get that much after working FT at a hospital for a year anyway. Most PA programs are basically just pre-med or pre-dent classes. 1 year of bio, 1 year of chem, 1 year of o chem, 1 year of physics, and usually biochemistry. Then again, being a biology major pretty much satisfies almost all pre-professional programs.
 
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I'm not an expert about what to do with a master's, but if you're not interested in any other professional schools one of my backups was nursing. You can prolly get your R.N. through an accelerated program having been a science major in like 18 months. Beyond that specializing for another few years can make you some big bucks and I'm assuming it's nowhere near as competitive as dental. Nurse anesthetists make about 150k/ yr for 3 years in a nursing masters program. Surprisingly at least 50 % are men. Nurse practitioners and specialists don't do bad either. Another perk is you'll get out for under 50k at the right school getting a master's in nursing for a specialty
You are right. I know a PA who is a hospitalist, takes call, and makes 150k per year right now. He does a lot of over time though.
 

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Hi everyone, I couldn't find a thread on my question, and didn't want to start a new one, so figured I'd just ask here since the topic is somewhat related.

Currently an MS1 but would like to get involved with research in Bioeng. in the future. I have a BS in Biochemistry and not sure if I'd need to pursue graduate studies to do Bioeng. research in the future. Thanks!
 

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nvm, sorry about this totally wrong thread.
 

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Hi everyone,

I am considering a one year masters in biomedical sciences if a year of post bac(low gpa) isn't enough.
Let's say that somehow dental school becomes completely out of reach.
What exactly can you do with a masters in biomedical sciences?
I apologize for my ignorance..lol
I am confused... you did a post-bacc and ended up w/ low gpa? why consider a masters program? those aren't easier
 
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I am confused... you did a post-bacc and ended up w/ low gpa? why consider a masters program? those aren't easier
"IF"
I'm saying IF I do a year of post bac and it wasn't enough.
Sorry if I wasn't clear.