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Rice University’s Global Medical Innovation track opens second admissions round

Spurred by growing interest in its non-thesis master of bioengineering (MBE) track in Global Medical Innovation (GMI), the Rice University Department of Bioengineering has opened a second round of applications for fall admission. 

Applications are due March 15, 2017. Apply online at bioegradapps.rice.edu. Current Rice bioengineering students must contact the academic program coordinator (sre1@rice.edu or 713.348.2871) for specific instructions regarding submission of your application. 

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Global Medical Innovation track prepares engineers for careers in medical technology through education in innovation, emerging-market design projects, and internships. (Learn more) 

The GMI program is designed to educate and train engineers for careers in medical technology through education in innovation, emerging-market design projects, and internships. The track builds on Rice’s top-ranked bioengineering programs, its award-winning design facilities at the Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen, the successful history of innovation in the developing world with Rice 360°: Institute for Global Health Technologies, and strong collaborations with the Texas Medical Center.

The GMI track specifically targets students who have an undergraduate degree in engineering (mechanical, electrical, chemical, or bioengineering/medical) or a related field, and who are interested in pursuing a career in the private, public, or non-profit sectors of medical technology.

The GMI track curriculum consists of:  

  • 6 credit hours of medical technology design (BIOE 527, 529),
  • 6 credit hours of medical technology implementation (BIOE 528, 530),
  • 3 credit hours of the Industry Seminar Series (BIOE 627, 628),
  • 6 credit hours of an internship or independent study course, which may be completed during the summer (BIOE 600), or during the fall and winter semesters (BIOE 506). This will be considered on a case-by-case basis, and the student is responsible for obtaining and selecting an internship that best aligns with their career goals,
  • 3 credit hours of a graduate level professional development elective chosen from a specific list of approved courses,
  • 3 credit hours of a graduate-level MATH, CAAM, or STAT elective (400-level courses may be considered, BIOE 539 may count toward this requirement), and
  • 3 credit hours of a graduate-level BIOE elective.

Learn more at bioengineering.rice.edu/MBE.aspx or gmi.rice.edu, or email gmi@rice.edu.