Career Placement

Where are our alumni now?

The program’s graduates have pursued a variety of careers. While a majority of our graduates traditionally enter medical school, others have gone on to pursue careers in dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, acupuncture. A number of students enrolled in our MS/MD program at Georgetown University School of Medicine, and others are pursuing doctoral training in biomedical research to obtain a PhD.  Other areas of interests for our graduates have included law school and public policy. 

Where are our Alumni now?

Includes alumni data from 2005-2014.

Medical School Acceptance Rate

Based on alumni data, 156 of our alumni applied to medical school during or within three years after graduation and from those 151 attended medical school. Our program has an exceptionally high post-graduation acceptance rate.

65%

In Medical School
2 years after Graduation

97%

In Medical School
3 years after Graduation

  • Albany Medical College
  • Buffalo Med School
  • Creighton University School of Medicine
  • East Tennessee State University
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College
  • George Washington University School of Medicine
  • Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • Howard University College of Medicine
  • Indiana University
  • Jefferson Medical College
  • Joan C Edwards School of Medicine (Marshall University)
  • Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • Loyola Univerrsity
  • Medical University of South Carolina
  • Morehouse School of Medicine
  • New York Medical College
  • New York University (NYU) School of Medicine
  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Ross University 
  • St. George’s University
  • Texas Tech Medical School
  • The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
  • The Commonwealth Medical College (TCMC)
  • The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine
  • Tufts University
  • Tulane University school of Medicine
  • University of Maryland (UMD) Medical School 
  • University of North Carolina (UNC) Medical School
  • Uniformed Services University School of Medicine
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Illinois College of Medicine
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
  • University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
  • University of Minnesota Duluth Medical School 
  • University of North Dakota
  • University of Queensland UQ-Ochsner Program
  • University of South Florida College of Medicine
  • University of Tennessee College of Medicine
  • University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
  • University of Vermont
  • Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
  • Wayne State University Medical School
  • Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

  • A.T. Still University of Health Sciences, School of Osteopathic Medicine – Kirksville
  • Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Des Moines University
  • Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine- Virginia Campus
  • Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine- Carolinas Campus
  • Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
  • Lincoln Memorial University
  • Midwestern University at Arizona
  • New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine-GA campus
  • Rocky Vista University
  • Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Touro University California
  • University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • University of North Texas HSC-College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

Career Placement

Graduates who have directly entered the workforce are now working for federal agencies (NIH,EPA, the National Archives), industry (Eli Lilly, Proctor and Gamble, contract research organizations), non-profit organizations (Physicians for a National Health Program, Amnesty International), academic institutions, and some are teaching. 

The graduates are considered uniquely qualified for complementary and integrative medicine (CIM) related positions and have continuously secured fellowships at NCI’s Office of Complementary and Alternative Medicine since 2005. Others are currently employed at the Samueli Institute. 

Student accomplishments include a number of papers published in the medical literature and/or presented at scientific conferences and CIM-related initiatives in their medical schools. Others have joined The American Medical Student Associations and taken on leadership roles in incorporating and implementing educational CIM programs and initiatives.

Office of Career Strategy & Professional Development

Biomedical Graduate Education (BGE) is invested in providing the training, resources, and personalized career strategies for IMHS students to have a more direct path to their desired careers and to differentiate themselves.

BGE Career Resources

Summer Practicum

In order to emphasize the cross-disciplinary application of academic knowledge and develop real-time problem-solving skills, the students complete an eight-week long mentored practicum in a relevant professional IMHS-related environment or public health field.

Additional Practicum Information