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Biomedical Engineering and Applied Medical Technology Scholarly Concentration

In the Biomedical Engineering and Applied Medical Technology Scholarly Concentration, medical students develop their understanding and application of biomedical engineering for the ethical design, development and translation of medical and related technologies. Students have opportunities to understand and advance design and translation of medical and related technologies into clinical settings through completion of a scholarly project. This concentration is a partnership with Purdue University’s Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering.

Locations

Students will participate at the West Lafayette campus. Completion of the scholarly project could be done remotely. 

Curriculum and Timeline

Students completing this concentration will get an introduction to biomedical engineering design, development, deployment of medical and assistive technologies and their translation into clinical practice. Prior coursework or training in engineering is not necessary. Also, students will participate in start-up like practices as they learn how to build a business model, talk to customers and gain insight from experienced leaders in the field of medical devices/technologies. This is an experiential learning opportunity; teams will be engaged by “getting out of the building” and interviewing customers to discover the value of their ideas.

Recommended Pathway

Students determine if a concentration pathway will fit in their schedule by contacting concentration co-directors. Actual pathway may vary.

Scholarly Project Topic Examples

Students work with faculty to complete a project in a relevant topic based on student interests. Potential project topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Ethical design and implementation of wearable sensors for opioid use. Recommend potential investment decisions to help an organization create and/or capture value.
  • Biomedical engineering of treatments for Parkinson’s disease
  • Clinical translation of a new biomedical diagnostic device for preeclampsia
  • Clinical translation of a new biomedical diagnostic devices

Co-Directors

Students should reach out to co-directors with any questions about this concentration.

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Ray Munguia-Vazquez, MD PhD

Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

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Craig Goergen, PhD

Leslie A. Geddes Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University

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Andrew O. Brightman, PhD

Assistant Head for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Engineering Practice, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University

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MD Student News

In their words: Scholarly Concentration Q&A with Biomedical Engineering and Applied Medical Technology co-directors

In 2019, IU School of Medicine launched Scholarly Concentrations. To help students decide if a concentration topic is the right fit, concentration co-directors shared the inside scoop—from why they got involved in the concentration to how a specific topic can help students reach their goals. Introduce yourself. Who are you and why did you decide to […]