FieldAverage Number of Ph.D.s Graduated, 2002–2006Percent of Interdisciplinary Faculty, 2006Average GRE Scores, 2004–2006Percent of First Year Students with External Fellowships, 2005Is Student Work Space Provided? (1=Yes; -1 =No)
Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Structural Biology4.9927.9%71415.1%0.68
Standard deviation3.1824.1%4428.4%0.73
Biomedical Engineering and Bioengineering4.7737.2%75514.8%0.49
Standard deviation4.0225.4%3122.5%0.88
Cell and Developmental Biology5.2825.5%70216.7%0.68
Standard deviation5.1721.5%3927.5%0.73
Genetics and Genomics4.5528.4%70918.6%0.76
Standard deviation2.7725.8%4930.1%0.66
Immunology and Infectious Disease4.3323.5%69726.7%0.44
Standard deviation2.3621.6%3735.3%0.90
Integrated Biological and Biomedical Sciences6.5321.4%68215.1%0.59
Standard deviation5.6321.9%5026.7%0.81
Microbiology4.6128.2%67713.8%0.66
Standard deviation2.8822.8%4625.8%0.75
Neuroscience and Neurobiology4.7323.2%70525.9%0.57
Standard deviation2.8622.8%4532.9%0.83
Nutrition3.2828.9%65210.4%0.60
Standard deviation2.2423.8%7124.6%0.81
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Environmental Health4.4827.3%69913.4%0.69
Standard deviation2.7923.2%4124.8%0.72
Physiology3.1925.4%68216.0%0.76
Standard deviation1.5121.4%5632.0%0.66

From: E, Biomedical Sciences Field Averages for Each Variable

Cover of Research-Doctorate Programs in the Biomedical Sciences
Research-Doctorate Programs in the Biomedical Sciences: Selected Findings from the NRC Assessment.
National Research Council (US) An Assessment of Research-Doctorate Programs: Panel on the Biomedical Sciences; Lorden JF, Kuh CV, Voytuk JA, editors.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2011.
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