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BGSO was created by biomedical graduate students to represent and address the unique needs of all biomedical graduate students at Case Western Reserve University. In discussions with students, we have identified many important issues affecting student quality of life and educational training. Another concern among students is that information is not always adequately communicated to students. BGSO will work with students and administrators to improve awareness about issues via the BGSO website, newsletter, student survival guide, and, if needed, relevant seminars.

Biomedical graduate students would also like to see a greater emphasis on career and professional development during their training at this university. Traditionally, graduate students could anticipate a career in academia upon completion of graduate and post-doctoral training. Graduate training as it is currently conducted is predicated upon this career goal. However, due in part to the abundance of well-trained graduates and the dearth of available academic positions, newly minted PhDs must seek careers outside of academia that often require broader technical and professional skills. As an example, many jobs in biotechnology require clinical research experience that graduate students do not acquire during their training.

Many students are unaware of how to prepare for careers in or outside of academia. There are occasional career seminars that address these issues, but we students feel that more can be done. BGSO will work with students and the administration to promote career and professional development via the BGSO website and newsletter, career seminars, and perhaps also an annual career fair and symposium.