The purpose of a medical scientist' job duties is to discover new methods of enhancing human health. The end result of these procedures and research is to come up with new treatment options, drugs and vaccines. Medial scientists perform research on specimens, such as bacteria and viruses, then regularly perform reviews, clinical investigations and write technical reports during this research process.
Medical scientists that run a clinical trial have to interview patients and go through their medical histories. Afterwards, they decide which patients go into what testing group. One group is typically offered the trial medication while the other is offered a placebo; however, this is not always the case and different groups are offered different samples of medication. After that step is completed, the medical scientist observes any change in their health and behavior, then reports it.