The purpose of the UC San Diego Research Methodology Training Lab is to train students from disadvantaged backgrounds to conduct research in a biochemical science lab to prepare them to enter graduate programs in the health sciences and/or pursue careers in healthcare in order to address health disparities.
For over twenty years the Center of Excellence –Research Methodology Training Laboratory has trained and inspired young, low-income and underrepresented minority students to pursue their careers in the biomedical and health sciences.
Only 28% of Underrepresented Minority (URM) students who enter postsecondary institutions nationally choose a major in the biomedical field. In contrast, 76% of RMTL students are retained in the biomedical sciences.
Additionally, COE- RMTL has a 100% graduation rate from high school and university. There is only a 76% high school graduation rate for students from similar backgrounds at the national level. Of those RMTL students who graduate from university, 53% are in graduate or professional programs and 19% are currently applying. Only 4% of URMs nationally reach this level of educational attainment.
have participated in RTML
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