The Hot Fields

While the total number of graduate students enrolled in biomedical, behavioral, social, and clinical sciences has leveled off in the past few years, Sally Rockey, deputy director for extramural research at the US National Institutes of Health, points out at her Rock Talk blog that the number of graduate students in the biomedical sciences continues to increase.

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