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Medical Scientist

 Medical scientists conduct research aimed at improving overall human health. They often use clinical trials and other investigative methods to reach their findings.

EDUCATION Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)
WORK EXPERIENCENone
WORK ENVIRONMENTIn a Medical Facility
STATE AREA DATAHospital
ICONIC PEOPLEUpendranath Brahmachari
COMPANIESAdmission Solution Pvt. Ltd. - India
HIGHER STUDIESAll India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi.

 

Many medical scientists form hypotheses and develop experiments, with little supervision. They often lead teams of technicians, and sometimes students, who perform support tasks. For example, a medical scientist working in a university laboratory may have undergraduate assistants take measurements and make observations for the scientist’s research.

Medical scientists study the causes of diseases and other health problems. For example, a medical scientist who does cancer research might put together a combination of drugs that could slow the cancer’s progress. A clinical trial may be done to test the drugs. A medical scientist may work with licensed physicians  to test the new combination on patients who are willing to participate in the study.