The Biomedical Discovery and Commercialization (BDC) program is a limited enrollment offering by the Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences with key contributions from the DeGroote School of Business. The training program encompasses level III and IV of undergraduate studies as well as a 12-month course-based Master’s program. The latter includes a 4 to 8 month internship in the health sciences sector. This limited enrollment program will afford a unique educational experience for students seeking first-rate training in the biomedical sciences with an emphasis on drug discovery and development.
Advanced training in biomedical discovery will come from accomplished research faculty who will provide individual mentorship in cutting-edge research investigations, and award-winning professors in the DeGroote School of Business will instruct students in the fundamentals of commerce. At the nexus of science and business, the program reaches out in an extraordinary way to the commercial health sciences sector for its participation, both as guest lecturers in the classroom and as mentors in the community. In all, innovative educational methods using experiential, inquiry and team based learning approaches are the hallmark for this exciting program. Students benefit from a vanguard, multi-disciplinary educational experience aimed at positioning graduates for career success in the health sciences sector.
Please visit our perspectives website that provides information about the program from a student and industry member’s perspective: bdcstudent-mcmaster.ca
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Graduates of the BDC program will be well positioned to:
- Work within the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors on discovery, preclinical and clinical research, business development, marketing and sales.
- Careers in related industries such as venture finance, intellectual property, and government regulatory and research organizations.
- Build new businesses in the pharmaceutical, life science and biotech sectors.
- Continue onto grad school for advanced training in biomedical sciences
to provide a further edge in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology sectors.