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Maryland colleges join effort to collect data on biomedical students' career outcomes

Maryland colleges join effort to collect data on biomedical students' career outcomes

With so few biomedical graduate students going on to find jobs in academia after earning their degrees, two Maryland universities are joining a coalition of research institutions to track their career outcomes and inform prospective students.

“Our students who are in graduate programs want to know what their future might hold,” said Freeman Hrabowski, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. “We have a responsibility as universities to give them more information about the market trends and where the jobs are.”

UMBC and the Johns Hopkins University are among nine colleges that have committed to publishing data about how long it takes students studying life...

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