The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, originally a part of the School of Medicine, became a separate school in 1994 to coordinate the training of biomedical scientists. A small student body, a diverse faculty and a low student-faculty ratio are factors that promote learning and encourage interaction between students. These unique factors create a highly competitive environment for students applying each year. Faculty members, who have made international discoveries such as Sick Building Syndrome, provide professional and personal guidance and encourage students to present research findings at national meetings and publish results in professional journals. Students also are encouraged to participate in the school's annual Student Research Day, where their work is showcased before the health sciences community. Located adjacent to the Texas Tech campus, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences offers master's and doctoral degrees in five areas of study – cell and molecular biology; biochemistry and molecular genetics; microbiology and immunology; pharmaceutical sciences; pharmacology and neuroscience; and physiology. Master's degrees are also offered in health services research and biotechnology.