Medicine Research

“Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love for humanity.” - Hippocrates

Research in medicine aims to improve our understanding of the mechanisms of human disease and health, develop new treatments, and better apply existing treatments. Researchers in medicine apply knowledge from a wide array of disciplines including biology, chemistry, anatomy, pharmacology, and toxicology. Research in medicine generally begins with pre-clinical studies done in a company or university lab, where researchers work to understand how a disease functions using cell samples or animal subjects. When a treatment shows promise, clinical research is then carried out with people as test subjects, which requires approval from an ethical board and close supervision by doctors. The collective efforts of countless medical researchers provided the world with the COVID-19 vaccines that have helped societies return to near-normalcy. If you’d like to be part of the front-line efforts combating the next viral pandemic or finding more effective treatments for cancers and degenerative diseases, then medical research is a field you should consider.

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