Why Biomedical Sciences | Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences | Kent State University

Why Biomedical Sciences

Kent State University's School of Biomedical Sciences promotes research and education in the biomedical disciplines.

The school is relatively unique in the State of Ohio in that it is based on strong collaborative relationships with several northeast Ohio universities and clinical institutions. These institutions currently include NEOMED, the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, The University of Akron, Youngstown State University, Akron General Medical Center and Summa Health System.

The school currently houses a training faculty of 155 full-time faculty members. These faculty members are located at 18 different departments and units at the participant institutions. Current enrollment is 109 graduate students. The majority of students (about 95 percent) graduate with the Ph.D. degree. All program graduates since the inception of the program are employed in research and/or academic positions related to their field of training.

When viewed together, the resources of three major public institutions, two area hospitals and a world-class research institute, provide unparalleled opportunities for research and education in the biomedical disciplines. 


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