Ninety-four percent of Amgen Scholar alumni who have completed their undergraduate work are now pursuing an advanced degree or career in a scientific field.
934
Graduate School in Science (Masters or Ph.D.s)
158
M.D.-Ph.D. Programs
171
Professional School in Science (M.D., Other)
211
Completed Ph.D. Programs

486
Science-based Career*
97
Non-Science Grad School or Career
Current status of the 3,192 alumni who have completed undergraduate studies**
*Includes those who completed Ph.D. programs
**Status as of July 2017. Note that 439 alumni are continuing undergraduates and not included in the table above, in addition to 1065 alumni whose current status is unknown.
Hlib Razumkov

Hlib Razumkov

"Even though I didn’t work on drug design in this program, Nakamura Lab and Japan in general taught me one very crucial thing: how to work. I saw people putting their soul into their projects and generating new ideas every single day. They were passionate about their projects and didn’t just work; they did something they enjoyed."

Hiroki Fukuda

Hiroki Fukuda

"I also enjoyed interacting with many international students in my lab. I have come to realize that I have many colleagues with which to work, as well as lots of goals toward which I can work outside of Kyoto University."

Alex B. Munster

Alex B. Munster

"The freedom, trust and respect my supervisor and lab colleagues showed toward me allowed me to flourish on my own, and has suitably prepared me for PhD life after I graduate–and my future career as a physician scientist."

Anh Cao Vu Quynh

Anh Cao Vu Quynh

"At my [home] university, all of my research was paper-based, so I had never been in a lab before. That’s why this experience with the Amgen Scholars Program was a great opportunity for me."

Arvind Kumar

Arvind Kumar

"Although I had research experience in statistics and epidemiology, the Amgen Scholars Program gave me my first hands-on bench experience."

Vera Thornton

Vera Thornton

"It was validating for me to come into this environment, a top-tier research institution, and be able to participate and accomplish something."

Nicole Półtorak

Nicole Półtorak

“I applied because I wanted to learn the state-of-the-art methods in the field, and gain access to knowledge and others’ expertise that I couldn’t otherwise.”

Bryan Peacker

Bryan Peacker

"It was absolutely amazing to be able to speak with experienced researchers at the symposium about the science, and career paths in science. Attending the symposium helped confirmed my decision to pursue a career in academic medicine."

Elisa Paoluzzi Tomada

Elisa Paoluzzi Tomada

"The time I spent in Munich was invaluable. My time in the lab went by too quickly and I deeply enjoyed learning techniques and doing experiments."

Rana Tahir Rasool

Rana Tahir Rasool

"Conducting research at the University of Cambridge has given me the skills and confidence to work independently in my research field."

Candice Ford

Candice Ford

"When I heard about the Amgen Scholars Program, I was immediately drawn to the fact that it would enable me to see if life in the lab was a fit for me."

Danielle Spitzer

Danielle Spitzer

"When you’re in the lab, you get to generate new knowledge. There’s an answer out there somewhere, but no one knows it yet."

Amgen Scholars is an international program funded by the Amgen Foundation with direction and technical assistance provided by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Cambridge.

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