Ninety-five percent of Amgen Scholar alumni who have completed their undergraduate work are now pursuing an advanced degree or career in a scientific field.
983
Graduate School in Science (Masters or Ph.D.s)
114
M.D.-Ph.D. Programs
210
Professional School in Science (M.D., Other)
397
Science-based Career*
123
Completed Ph.D. Programs
86
Non-Science Grad School or Career
Current status of the 2,375 alumni who have completed undergraduate studies**
*Includes those who completed Ph.D. programs
**Status as of September 2016. Note that 819 alumni are continuing undergraduates and not included in the table above, in addition to 699 alumni whose current status is unknown.
u.s. 2016
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."

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."

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."

Assama Ketegou

Assama Ketegou

"I felt a sense of community among my peers in the Amgen Scholars Program. Everyone was in the same boat, trying to figure out what they wanted to do for careers."

Anthony Preza

Anthony Preza

"I got to spend a lot of time of time interacting with my mentors. I learned how they were thinking about the research, and it felt nice to have that understanding."

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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