UAB School of Health Professions Current News

New year, new program, new digs – BMD program debuts

New BMD Area DebutsNew BMD Area, 4th floor SHPBThe University of Alabama at Birmingham fall semester kicks off at the School of Health Professions with the debut of the new Biomedical Sciences program (BMD) and its new state-of-the-art home.

The BMD program, housed in the Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences, features 170 students; including an inaugural freshman class of 97 with an average ACT score over 27. Nearly half of the incoming freshman class - 46 percent - have an ACT score of 28 or higher which makes them Honors College eligible. It is a diverse group with 45 percent of the students non-white and 15 percent from out of state.

“We are very excited to welcome our BMD students to campus this year. Our inaugural group of incoming freshman students are incredibly diverse and extremely intellectually curious,” said Bradley Newcomer, Ph.D., program director and assistant dean for Undergraduate Honors and Research in the UAB School of Health Professions. “We are delighted to work with all the students in the coming months and years as they achieve great things at UAB, in the community, and in their future health professions careers. I can’t wait to see how these students grow into tomorrow’s leaders and innovators!”

The Biomedical Sciences program allows students to tailor the degree to fit their academic and career goals. It is designed to prepare students for health-related graduate and professional study or for entry into the healthcare industry. Coursework includes physiology, pharmacology, clinical biochemistry, medical microbiology and immunology, plus the pathological basis of disease. Students also take six elective courses they choose based on their educational track.

For more information visit www.uab.edu/bmd.

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