Lori Banks, Ph.D. and Stacy Lloyd, Ph.D. - our first two HGSC-PGET program alumni to earn their doctorates. Picture taken at Lori’s dissertation defense celebration.
We provide post-baccalaureate opportunities for recent college graduates and BCM-HGSC research technicians who are interested in obtaining a Ph.D. or M.D/Ph.D. This program gives them an opportunity to continue their educational quest, gain research experience, and gain tools that will help them gain admission into graduate school. We offer two types of post-baccalaureate experiences: research post-baccalaureate (recent college graduates who are paid by this program); and BCM-HGSC post-baccalaureate (already employed by BCM-HGSC).
The PGET provides:
Must be a BCM-HGSC employee to participate in this program
New college graduates – provided full yearly salary with benefits
Financial support for college courses to strengthen the student's background to gain graduate admission
Opportunity to take a graduate level course in genomics (taught by leading researchers in the field of genomics)
GRE Preparation Course
Guidance and counseling from the program mentor
Monthly meeting with BCM-HGSC researchers, minority scientists from Texas Medical Center institutions, and minority scientists from private industry
Weekly meetings with peers to discuss career development topics
Two year program