Ask a Panther Pro: Genetics
Why is genetics so important? Listen to Dr. Carroll, associate professor from the Biological Sciences Department, who has all of the answers!
Research Portal: A Bright Future
Check out this research and more at Florida Tech's Research Portal!
Tri-Beta is a national biological honor society where Sigma Psi chapter of Florida Tech was established in 1981. The chapter dives into many diverse activities including camping trips, hiking trips, NASA tours and much more!
Real-World Premed Internships
Internship & Research Opportunities
Premed internships are a valuable part of the learning experience for Florida Tech students looking to enter medicine-related fields after college. Our students take part in internships around Florida and the country working for businesses and organizations that match their interests. Some of these companies include:
- Life Sciences Lab at Kennedy Space Center
- Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
- Area Hospitals
- Brevard Zoo
- East Central Florida Memory Disorder Clinic
- Kennedy Space Center
Other students in the program prefer to spend their time getting hands-on medical experience during their premed internships, volunteering at local hospitals or shadowing physicians. Through these premed internships, our students can gather the experience that will put them ahead of the competition when entering graduate schools and careers.
Florida Tech student researchers in the premed program may participate in summer research at Florida Tech or other universities and corporations around the country. Past students have won awards at national conferences and published papers with their faculty advisors on such topics as:
- Infrared vision in snakes
- DNA replication
- Alzheimer's disease
- Developmental biology
With this experience, students are well prepared to pursue advanced degrees in biology and medicine, or go immediately into the workforce.
Join Clubs and Organizations to Enhance Your Premed Biology Degree
The Florida Tech Premed Club is a group of students who are dedicated to helping each other reach their graduate school goals. Members study for standardized tests in the medical field (such as the MCAT) and network for job and premed internship opportunities. They also participate in regular field trips to medical schools and listen to guest lecturers.