Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Driskill Graduate Program in Life Sciences
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Alumni Outcomes

 

Graduates of the program go on to successful careers in academia, the biotech and pharmaceutical industries and other areas. We keep in touch with our graduates and have data on 376 of the 434 graduates. The areas in which they are currently working are shown here.

Career Trajectory

 

Some of the additional areas that students pursue include government (science policy or scientists at various government agencies), law (often patent law), medicine, marketing and communications, consulting or finance in firms specializing in healthcare or biotechnology. Those currently pursuing postdoctoral fellowships are generally the most recent graduates, as about 60 percent of new graduates' first job placements are postdoctoral positions.

Career Trajectory - Academia

Looking more closely at those graduates that are in academia (excluding postdocs), nearly 50 percent of those graduates are in tenured or tenure-track positions. A significant number are in non-tenure track faculty positions, staff and/or administrative positions.

 

Career Trajectory - Industry

Within the biotech and pharmaceutical industry, the most common positions for our graduates are in research, but they have also spread into other areas, such as medical affairs, applications and product development and executive leadership.

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