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Home » Career Mentor » Medical scientist
Career Mentor Details of "Medical scientist"

Name of The Profession

Medical scientist

Who is a Medical scientist and what does he/she do?

A medical scientist is a person who is an expert in both medicine and science.

They undertake research work with an aim to improve the quality of human life. They mainly research on human diseases and health conditions. Most of the medical scientists carry out biomedical research and development to advance knowledge of life processes, and some other organisms such as viruses, infectious agents, and bacteria that affect human health. On the basis of past researches, they have discovered treatment, diagnosis, and prevention of many diseases, which has been highly beneficial to human life. Scientists are constantly working to discover new vaccines, treatment procedures and drugs. Medical scientists are involved in clinical investigation, technical writing, drug development, regulatory review, and related activities. They also conduct independent research in hospitals, universities, or government laboratories to explore new areas of research or expand the research that they started in graduate school.

Qualifications Required

To be a medical scientist one must have a Ph.D. in biological science, or a medical degree. There are very good opportunities for medical scientists with both a Ph.D. and M.D.

Where can I go and study to become a Medical scientist?

       India

  • A.V.S. College of Arts and Science, Salem, Tamil Nadu.
  • Al-Azhar College of Arts and Science, Thodupuzha, Kerela.
  • Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh.
  • Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu.
  • Assam University, Silchar, Assam.

       UK

  • North Glasgow College
  • City College Brighton and Hove
  • City College Brighton and Hove
  • Solihull College
  • St David's Catholic College

       USA

  • University of California
  • University of Texas
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of North Carolina

Where can I work as a Medical scientist?

  • Research laboratories
  • Universities
  • Hospitals
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Biotechnology companies.

Potential earning capacity per annum:

The salary package of the medical scientist could be somewhere around rs symbol 1.8 Lac p.a. (Approx).
 
 
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