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Superstain for SDS-PAGE gels. (Photo courtesy of LianaAn on Flickr.) Founded more than 30 years ago, HST is one of the oldest and largest biomedical engineering and physician-scientist training programs in the United States and the longest-standing collaboration between Harvard and MIT. From the beginning, HST pioneered a new way of thinking about the very processes that govern life and disease, breaking down barriers that impede interdisciplinary education and collaborative research and creating an environment that brings innovation from the laboratory bench to the bedside, and clinical insight from the bedside to the bench. HST students work with eminent faculty from throughout the Harvard and MIT communities; and are trained to have a deep understanding of engineering, physical sciences and the biological sciences, complemented with hands-on experience in the clinic or industry. Free Online Course Materials | Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology | MIT OpenCourseWare
Pharmacist Pharmacists (North American English), also known as chemists (Commonwealth English) or druggists (both North American and Commonwealth English), are healthcare professionals who practice in pharmacy, the field of health sciences focusing on safe and effective medication use. The role of the pharmacist has shifted from the classical "lick, stick, and pour" dispensary role (that is, "lick & stick the labels, count the pills & pour liquids"), to being an integrated member of the health care team directly involved in patient care. Pharmacists undergo university-level education to understand biochemical mechanisms of action of drugs, drug uses, and therapeutic roles, side effects, potential drug interactions, and monitoring parameters. This is mated to anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology. Pharmacists interpret and communicate this specialized knowledge to patients, physicians, and other health care providers.
Medical Careers Guide Medical Careers Guide The medical field offers numerous choices of careers. Besides the diverse opportunities, medical careers also provide a vast amount of benefits. For these reasons, millions of individuals work in medical careers throughout the U.S., and the number is increasing every year. Career Options
Internal Medicine Jobs Written by Studentdoc Editor Internal medicine jobs are probably the ones most familiar to the average person. Internists usually work with a patient from adolescence and throughout the rest of his or her life. As a result, these doctors must be trained in recognizing and treating a wide range of problems. However, there is also room for specializing in these internal medicine jobs.
Nuclear medicine Nuclear medicine is a medical specialty involving the application of radioactive substances in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. In nuclear medicine procedures, radionuclides are combined with other elements to form chemical compounds, or else combined with existing pharmaceutical compounds, to form radiopharmaceuticals. These radiopharmaceuticals, once administered to the patient, can localize to specific organs or cellular receptors. This property of radiopharmaceuticals allows nuclear medicine the ability to image the extent of a disease process in the body, based on the cellular function and physiology, rather than relying on physical changes in the tissue anatomy.