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  1. Can someone suggest me for any low-cost online courses associated with biomedical engineering? Since i don't have any research papers i planned to rise my sop using online courses. Will online courses really help in improving my sop??
  2. When i mailed to San jose state university about their requirement for admission they stated that Gpa above 3 doesnt need a GRE score? But, whose GPA is less than 3, needs a score of 310. So, is there any chances of admission if i have low gre score than 310 and GPA 3.3, few online courses ? I am looking for Master of science in Biomedical Engineering.
  3. I am really confused in selecting a specialization course for my graduate program. What is the difference between a M.S. Biomedical engineering and selecting any specialization courses. Can i do specialization course by selecting M.S biomedical engineering? Please help me with the doubt...
  4. Hello I graduated in a low rank university with 3/4 GPA however, I am finishing my master's degree in the best university of a foreign country (universally known better) (My MSc university is a well-known one. around 400 in QS ranking, though locally the best one). My stats are as following: B.Sc. Biomedical Engineering GPA: 3/4 M.Sc. Biomedical Engineering GPA: 4/4 TOEFL iBT: 100/120 note: It is expired. I am taking a new one in 2 weeks. hope to score higher. GRE: Q: 162 V: 147 W:3.5 Publication: 2 peer-reviewed journals (published but not first author) 1 being reviewed at the moment (first author) 1 or 2 are being prepared but not sure if they make the application 8 conference presentations (6 first author) I am looking for the schools for PhD in biomedical engineering with full funding. What is the range of ranking that I definitely have a chance? and which range should I try? Should I contact the PIs or just apply directly to the school. I have contacted one from a good university and he said that the routine is that I have to apply and after first year the PIs will support the students.
  5. Hi there! I applied to graduate school in the 2015-2016 application cycle and am finishing up my first year. A lot of my BME/BE friends have asked me for tips, so I wrote a (relatively) short document, attached. It mostly focuses on the thinking process of where to start when applying to grad school, such as: - Where should I apply? How do I decide where to apply?! - What parts of the application should I focus on? - What should I look for in a school? - How do I decide? I hope these tips are helpful! Feel free to ask any additional questions! Tips for Applying to Grad School.docx
  6. I have a really short and quick question to bioengineers/biomedical engineers. This might be a stupid question but I am not from engineering field so bear with me. I have not yet decided on which specific field of bioengineering I will be pursuing (I am in the process of figuring it out) but I have plenty of free time right now that I want to learn some programming language for fun/future use. What kind of programming language is the most useful for bioengineers to learn in general? C++? Thank you.
  7. Hello! I recently decided to go to a graduate school in bioengineering/biomedical engineering field. I've been doing some research past couple weeks on schools and programs but I'm still pretty lost. Not sure how much of things (stats and experiences) are required for PhD or MS in engineering especially someone like me, who only has biology background... Here are some info about me so that you can provide me better advice: Undergrad: top 5 public school in the U.S. Major: Molecular Biology GPA: 3.74 (do not remember but my science gpa is higher) GRE: started studying just today! Research experiences: Pathology lab (summer during undergrad years) 2 years at medical device company R&D lab (related to bioconjugates and nanotechnology, but not really hard-core engineering.. more of biological sciences area) AND here are the questions: 1) Do I need to have a specific research area that I'm interested in before applying to schools? I'm sure of some things that I don't want to pursue such as tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, but I am not entirely sure of what I want yet (currently, I am interested in biosensors (bio-MEMs), medical informatics, or biomechanics but I haven't had enough exposure to decide which to pursue) Will I be at a big disadvantage in application if i don't state my interest specifically? Or is it okay to have a general area? 2) And since I'm not entirely sure of the research area, would it be better to go for MS instead before deciding to go on with PhD? 3) I do have 2 years of experience in working at a medical device company as a researcher, but these are more closely related to areas I am not really interested in anymore... the company I worked at produces biosensors, but I was not part of that division and was not exposed to such technologies. Should I join engineering labs for some experiences? (I am not working anymore and have plenty of time for some experiences now... not sure getting them now is gonna help though) 4) If I choose to apply for PhD but did not get accepted, am I automatically considered for MS admissions? Or does it not work that way? 5) I don't see a big difference between bioengineering and biomedical engineering. Is there a difference in how these majors are perceived in the industry? Or does it not matter? Many of you might be wondering why i want to pursue bioengineering even when I don't really have specific research area that I am interested in. After being in an industry for a couple years, I figured that there are not many opportunities for a B.S. in biology to do. I've always thought that bioengineering was cool and I see a lot of potential in the field as I glimpsed a little bit of the industry through working in the company. And here I am! Any advices, comments, concerns, anything will be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
  8. Hello Gradcafe, I decided around a couple months ago that I'm going to continue my education through a PhD but have some questions that I haven't found specific answers that I need to settle in order to find focus in the PhD application and my current job. For context I have a B.S in Physics from Clarkson University and a M.S in Biomedical Engineering from Drexel University where in my graduate studies I specialized in neuroengineering. I have been in contact with my former University about my interests but was told there wouldn't be funding in my area for awhile so some Professors there have suggested to continue my education at another University where I now have my recommendations in order. I graduated with my Biomedical engineering degree in 2016 and got a local job as a support role of analyzing scientific data for quality of the raw data and won't be starting the PhD until 2018. My first question is that I'm interested in specific research in the fields of neural engineering and computational neuroscience where the Professors/principal investigators that conduct this research tend be concentrated in different Departments based on the University. I'm specifically interested in a research lab that is focused on applying principles and gaining deeper understanding in the field of computational neuroscience in order to gain a better understanding of neural dysfunction in order to better treat neurological disorders, preferably using advanced techniques in signal processing, neuroimaging, and potentially data science. I noticed looking at schools other people are applying to in my field have both Biomedical Engineering and Neuroscience applications so is this normal? I couldn't find any specific information to this questions so I'm uncertain of the pros and cons considering I already have a Masters in Biomedical Engineering. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of my research interest both types of Departments could lead to the same type of research career so I need to answer this question. Also would it be wise to contact Professors on research if I have no specific research experience in their specific subject? I have two REU experiences and the specialization in neuroengineering from my graduate studies which was focused on getting people prepared for becoming apart of an University research group for further graduate studies. Because of this I do have research experience and coursework that was dedicated to reviewing scientific publications, making grant proposals, and creating innovative experiment designs but haven't actually conducted research in the specific area I'm interested in as a specialization. Once I narrow down my application pool I can start reviewing research of the Professors from the Universities but do have time constraints because of a full time job and other responsibilities. Would it also be advisable to be contacting different Departments to ask about funding in specific subfields such as neural engineering and computational neuroscience as that was a problem with my former University? Thank you for your time and look forward to the discussion!
  9. Hi everyone! I'm very interested in Penn State's (not UPenn) Bioengineering PhD program, but I have not been able to find much information regarding admission stats or applicant profiles. If you have been accepted to this program or know any info about the selection process, replies would be great! I'm looking to apply for the Fall of 2018. I also have heard that some applicants to this program that were rejected were offered admission to Penn State's 1-year non-thesis masters program in Biomedical Engineering, which I wouldn't mind at for a back up situation. Have any of you participated in this program? I ultimately want to get my PhD, so I'm curious if this program would be a good segue into Penn State's PhD program. Also any opinions on how I stack up among the applicant pool at Penn State or other PhD bioengineering/biomedical engineering programs would be great. Here's an overview of my application: Overall GPA: 3.6 Major GPA: 3.8 GRE: Taking in August Research Experience: 1 semester of nanotech research for drug delivery applications summer undergrad research assistant for unrelated field (don't even know if I should include on my application) summer research assistant for bio-membrane science lab (professors both very established in the field of membrane science) will be starting and completing my honors thesis this fall (use of polyelectrolytes for virus inactivation, applications in downstream biopharmaceutical processing) Publications/Conferences: None. Honors thesis will be submitted for publication at time of application. Letters of Rec: 2 Strong LOR from well-known professors in separations science, 1 strong LOR from post-doc (probably not as strong since not from professor?) Grants/Awards: Several university scholarships and prestigious state government scholarship in my state, no grants. Don't feel competitive enough to apply for grants, thoughts? Research Interests: Biopharmaceuticals, drug delivery, regenerative medicine Extracurriculars are mostly related to leadership experience: tutor within sorority, peer mentor within College of Engineering Other schools interested in: Rutgers CSU - Fort Collins University of Arkansas Duke? Still looking around, if you have others that you think would be a good fit let me know Any input is appreciated!
  10. Choosing between a Bio PhD program at Northeastern and a BME PhD program at RPI. Both fully funded with professors of interest, but I'm torn between what might be a more reputable school (RPI) further out of the way and further out of my comfort zone (coming from Boston College) and a school with more connections (NEU) but a less reputable program. I hope to specialize in regenerative medicine and eventually go into industry working in R & D or a biotech startup. My gut tells me NEU, but I also realize I'm heavily biased toward the familiarity of Boston. Freaking out a bit sonce decision time is only days away! Any thoughts?
  11. The FINAL Decision

    Choosing between a Bio PhD program at Northeastern and a BME PhD program at RPI. Both fully funded with professors of interest, but I'm torn between what might be a more reputable school (RPI) further out of the way and further out of my comfort zone (coming from Boston College) and a school with more connections (NEU) but a less reputable program. I hope to specialize in regenerative medicine and eventually go into industry working in R & D or a biotech startup. My gut tells me NEU, but I also realize I'm heavily biased toward the familiarity of Boston. Freaking out a bit sonce decision time is only days away! Any thoughts?
  12. I recently finished the application season (Masters) and have the following acceptances: UCSD, Duke, Columbia, Boston University, Northwesterm These are amongst others (Yale, Berkeley, Cornell, Michigan, UCLA, etc.) however they were either one year or non-thesis programs, or the university's main focus was not BME so I have decided to throw those out. Again if you think that isn't a wise decision please let me know. I have also been waitlisted at Hopkins, and am looking to accept that should I get in. Anyone familiar with these schools that can help me out? I am looking very closely at UCSD, Duke, Columbia and Boston for the moment. Duke and UCSD due to their reputation for biomedical engineering and Columbia because of it's ivy-league ties (and its entrepreneurship bent). Boston is also attractive because Boston is quickly becoming a major hub of biomedical engineering, and is next to some very good schools (MIT, Harvard). My future goals are either to become an entrepreneur or join industry, however it is still important for me to complete a thesis during this masters degree. Thank you for your help!
  13. So I've finally gotten through interviews for bio(medical) engineering PhD. I've narrowed my choices down to 3 schools: Vanderbilt, Duke, and Berkeley, but I'm having a really tough time choosing one. There's a professor that I've worked with before at Vanderbilt. I really enjoyed working with him and his students. Incredibly smart PI, great work ethic, very driven, good sense of humor, very accessible and hands on. Just a really personable guy that was (generally) fun to be around and that reflected in the lab culture. I was able to do some pretty good work in my time with him. He's fairly young and not super established yet, but honestly I don't think I would've gotten into any of those schools without the work I did in his lab and his recommendation. Don't really have any strong feelings about the school itself or the city. Duke Duke. Didn't really get to see too much of Durham, but I think it'll be fine. Plus their campus is really nice. The professor I'd be working with is a leader in his field, well funded, and has a fairly large lab and so is generally pretty hands off. His students seem like people that I'd be able to work with, but it's hard to know for sure from seeing them for a few hours. As for Berkeley, it's just a very prestigious school. However honestly, I wasn't a huge fan of their campus and the cost of living is pretty off putting. Plus the professor I'd be working with has his primary appointment outside of bioengineering. He does interesting work, and is fairly well established, but I just got a weird vibe when I was visiting the lab. I'm leaning towards Duke right now, but I feel like I'm standing at the top of a cliff trying to decide if I should jump or not. Vanderbilt is at the top of the cliff and holds a sense of familiarity and comfort. I know exactly what I'd be getting myself into and would likely be able to continue doing good work there. Then at the bottom of the cliff is Duke and Berkeley. Their prestige is appealing, yet it's pretty murky down there. Jumping off could be a great experience, but I have no idea what I'll find once I've gotten there. I've met the Duke group once before my interview at a conference, but honestly I have no idea how it would be like to work in a lab with such a drastically different mentoring style. Has anyone else found themselves in a similar situation? If so, how'd you decide where to go?
  14. I am an incoming graduate student trying to make the difficult decision about which program to attend. I am mainly trying to decide between Rice, UWash, UMich-AnnArbor, and UCLA. I am interested primarily in research on biotechnology and disease modelling (ie: mechanotransduction). I'm most excited about living in Seattle, but the benefits to a private university like Rice are hard to turn down. Does anyone have any opinions of these schools, any advice to offer?
  15. I know that we have a separate BME application profiles thread. I thought it'd be a good idea to start a new one just to list the upcoming dates of interview/visit/recruitment days to make all the data available in one thread. Please post below, the interview weekend dates that you know. I'll start - Northeastern University - March 2,3
  16. I have graduated from one of the top 5 university of UK institution with not so good GPA (Lower Second which would converts to 3.00~3.20/4.00). Then I graduated Master’s degree from top university of my home country (in eastern Asia). Here, I have published one paper as 1st author (~13 IF) and two paper as 2nd and 4th author and also, I have published two patents. After that, I have been working as a research associate for 3 years in one of the diagnostic company in my country. (This was an alternative option for compulsory military service). I have applied for PhD degree in BME/Bioengineering/Chemical and biological engineering for fall 2017 to top tier engineering universities. So far, I have been rejected from 6 institutions out of 20 and have not heard anything from other institutions at all. Since it is already mid- Feb, I am worried that I would be rejected from all the universities. Last week, I received a rejection letter for PhD and offered for MA degree in Chemical and biological engineering from Johns Hopkins University. They say there is no funding opportunity in 1st year but there might be some in 2nd year. I have heard lot of opinion that this is no better than cold rejection and they give out these offers to gather cash to fund their PhD. But now I am considering this offer seriously since it’s all I have so far but the problem is I have already earned MA and I am 29 this year… If I don’t get PhD offer, I am going to re-apply next year and I am considering following two options to do so. I would like to ask other’s opinion which would be more realistic. 1) Diagnostic Company, which I am currently working, have US branch in New Jersey. I have asked the CEO that whether I could be transferred to this branch and he said it might be possible (not sure whether this would be a research position but it is likely). My plan is to move to US branch and see if I can find a lab at nearby university (Upenn, Penn state, Columbia Etc..) which I could conduct research during weekends. I guess this would better my chances for next year’s PhD application to those universities (would it?) or at least I could get some recommendation letter from US professor. But I am not so sure whether Professors would allow total stranger to work in their lab. Back in my country, this is often possible but I have no idea on US institution’s customs. If this is possible and if it indeed better my chances for PhD admission, I guess this option is better than the second since I do not have to worry about living costs and tuition fee. 2) Second option is accepting JHU’s offer. Since I am international student, the tuition cost is huge burden, not to mention that two extra year at my age. If I accept this offer, I would be able to make some connections with professor at JHU. Would there be a chance for me to transfer of re-apply for PhD after a year (to JHU + other universities) and if so, would this increase my chance of getting PhD admission than the first option? I heard lot of rumor that accepting this type of offer would stigmatize you as a student who are not eligible for PhD admission. Is this true?? No-response (14) Cornell, Upenn, Chicago, Boston, Rice, Yale, Columbia, Wisconsin, Michigan, Perdue, Brown, UCLA, Northwestern, Duke Rejected (5) UC berkeley, Stanford, UCSD, Washington,Illinois - Urbana Offered MA(1) Johns Hopkins
  17. Undergrad Institution: A University of California Major(s): Bioengineering / Biomedical Engineering Minor(s): Electrical Engineering and Political Science GPA in Major: 2.60 Overall GPA: 2.54 Length of Degree: 4 years Type of Student: Domestic, Black male. Degrees Applying for: MS in EE (where research interests align) or MS in BioE/BME GRE Scores: Not taken yet Research Experience: Undergraduate Researcher in Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering Lab. I worked on two projects here, one of them analyzing ketamine as an anti-depressant (effectiveness and side-effects) and the other is real time "mind reading" through miniature microscopic imaging and mathematic computation. Two tentative authorships should come out of this. 2 presentations. 15 hrs/week. Took a lot of personal ownership on the projects I had, and felt genuinely very interested in learning more about the more electrical engineering side of this field (Signal Processing, Neuroengineering, and MEMS). By the time applications are in, I will be in this lab for 1.5 years. Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Academic scholarships UROP Grants 3 Dean's Lists. Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Senior Design Project: Will be related to Microfluidic Health Diagnostic Devices or Embedded Drug Delivery Device. Internship at major medical device and pharmaceutical company. Any Miscellaneous Information that Might Help: Campaigned for and established a food pantry on campus to fight food insecurity. It secured funding for next 10 years. The project started at the end of freshman year, and I will be seeing it through to the end. Have tutored STEM concepts and been a part of many efforts to recruit African-descent, Latino, and women into STEM. (summer camps, tutoring, volunteering, mentoring, etc.) Difficult life circumstances -- had to work 35 hrs/wk. Many family deaths (6+), increased responsibilities at home (tutoring, cooking, picking up brother), and more I'd rather not get into. Because of this, I have a huge upward trend in my more recent grades, and I hope to do well with the 3 remaining quarters before application season ends. I am here to ask two questions: I have two letters of recc in mind already -- one from the PI of my lab and one from a professor I took an upper division class with. The upper division class relied heavily on class I'd done poorly in. The class and research the professor conducts are related to my research interests, and I got an excellent grade in it. For my last one, I could ask the dean of my school, since we've worked together before multiple times doing recruitment, retention, and other events, and he knows me in a professional (but not academic) capacity. The reason I am a little hesitant is that I don't think he knows me as well as the PI for my lab and the upper div professor who's class I did well in. I can also ask my manager for the internship, but again, he only knows me in a professional capacity. Should I try to make a good impression with the 6 more biomedical engineering professors whose classes I will take, and ask one of them? Who should I ask for my third letter of rec? I know my numbers don't stack up against the average applicant. What are some EE MS programs I should be looking at, considering my stats? I want to study EE so I get more classes about signal processing and computation so I could study BCI's, signal processing, and neuro-engineering with a more solid base in coding and data structures. I have a few programs in mind, but I truly don't think I will stack up against the competition with the average applicants at those, honestly. Thanks for your help, and I appreciate the honesty and advice.
  18. I applied to the following programs in BME and i'm waiting for the decisions. Georgia Tech/Emory, UCLA, UNC-NCSU, University of Michigan, UC Berkeley - UCSF, UPenn, University of Virginia, Boston University, Cornell, Case Western Reserve University, Northeastern University (Chemical Engineering) Any of them sending out decisions yet? Where did you guys apply?
  19. My official GRE score came back as 161Q (~80%) / 153V (~59%) / 4.0 AW. I am a bit disappointed since I was consistently scoring between 166-170Q and 158-162V on my practice exams; however, I have no excuse other than the fact that I probably just did not pace myself very well during the actual test. Prior to receiving my GRE scores, I was told by professors and potential advisors at conferences that I have a very strong profile for top 10 PhD programs in my field (Bioengineering/Biomedical Engineering). GPA: > 3.9 at a state university Research Experience: 3+ years. Summer research program as a high schooler, research assistant at my home university since the start of freshman year, and 3 REU/similar programs (1 international). Publications: 1 mid-author publication in a high-impact journal, 1 first-author publication in progress (to be submitted this upcoming Spring), and 1 second-author publication & 1 third-author publication in progress (both to be submitted by January/February 2017) Additionally, I have presented posters at 3 national conferences, 1 talk at an international conference, and several posters & talks from local symposiums and my summer research programs. I have also been an undergraduate TA for 2 years, and have been heavily involved in STEM outreach/mentoring activities and leadership positions in student organizations (BMES). My current list of schools includes UC Berkeley/UCSF, Johns Hopkins, UPenn, Columbia, Georgia Tech, UWashington, Stanford, and Rice. I am worried because most of these programs usually report average GRE scores around at least the 90th percentile for both verbal and quantitative. I have also been told that many universities often do an initial cut of applications that fail to meet their minimum GRE scores. Do you all suggest that I include less competitive programs instead (or am I overreacting)? I do not have time to retake the GRE before my application deadlines this cycle. Any help is greatly appreciated, thanks!
  20. UNC Pharmacoengineering Program

    The #1 school of pharmacy (UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy) has a new Pharmacoengineering program. The program is joint between University of North Carolina and North Carolina State University. On the UNC side, it is part of the Division of Pharmacoengineering and Molecular Pharmaceutics (DPMP). DPMP graduates train in cross-discipline labs that incorporate engineering, and science concepts to develop new drug and vaccine delivery carriers - with a focus on clinical applications. Upon graduation, students land competitive top paying jobs in big pharma, pharma start-ups, government labs, and academia (read more). The PhD only level research program focuses on a number of topics at the interface of drug delivery and engineering including: nanofibrous scaffolds to deliver stems cells to treat brain cancer, new polymeric tri-block polymers to form micelles, engineering antibodies, and polymeric nanoparticles to better treat autoimmune diseases. Graduate students in the Pharmacoengineering program are provided an annual stipend of $27,500 (or more with fellowships) plus tuition, fees, and health insurance. For more information, please read here under the PhD tab. In addition, The Eshelman Institute for Innovation, which was set up after Dr. Eshelman’s generous $100 million donation, offers graduate fellowships to pursue independent research projects. On top of this, UNC is nestled in the Research Triangle - the third largest area of biotech growth, after Boston and San Francisco. This provides a unique opportunity for graduate students, with joint seminars and symposia between local universities (Duke and NC State) as well as start-ups and Big Pharma like GSK and Novartis. To learn more about the requirements for admission, please read here, and to apply, click here.
  21. Hi, I am currently a rising senior biomedical engineering student and I'm confused as to whether to apply straight for a PhD or take a year off and attempt to get an internship or more lab experience? I'm unsure as to whether I would actually get into a program. I currently have a 3.51 GPA, a year and a half of lab experience, no publications, one summer REU and one year long research fellowship. I was told that if your stats as a student are not the best, it's better to take a year off try to get a job or research position and then apply. Does anyone have any advice? Thanks in advance
  22. So I'm starting to look at potential masters programs, and I'm torn between applying to two different types. I want to pursue a career in biomedical engineering (I will have a B.S. in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology), but I've been told that biomedical engineering degrees are less desirable than mechanical engineering degrees because they learn a little about a lot of things as opposed to a lot about one area. I was wondering if anyone has been through the process and has any experiences or thoughts about it. Thank you.
  23. I'm really struggling with Brown vs. Yale for Biomedical Engineering PhD. Everything at Brown from the lab I'd be working in to the grad students to the location makes more sense with my lifestyle/personality, but there was just something about Yale that I can't let go of. I think Brown is the right decision, but the thought of turning down Yale makes me feel nauseous. It's a riskier move all around but seems more exciting to me, though I'm not sure if I would fit in super well with the grad students/my class from what I saw on my visit. I need advice and I need it fast!
  24. Applications Open: 2nd IEEE Italy Section Summer School: Multiscale Bioengineering: from Molecules to organs (µMBioEng 2016) Perugia (ITALY) 6-10 June 2016 Registration deadline: 20 May 2016 Admission: in order of submission (limited number of places available) The PhD school “Multiscale Bioengineering: from Molecules to organs (µMBioEng)” tries to elucidate how information coming from different scale in vivo biosignals and models can be integrated in bioengineering. A transversal approach is followed, involving bioengineers, medical physicists, researchers in biomaterials and biomechanics. Dedicated lectures will be given concerning molecular, biomaterial, and whole-organ models to be used for diagnostics and for therapy planning along with lectures introducing advanced biomedical signal processing techniques, with special emphasis on multiscale integration of information, and to signal processing as a support for the identification and validation of patient-specific models. Specific hand-on lab sessions have been planned. Topics include: - Molecular modeling and Computational Drug Discovery (Prof. Jack Tuszynski) - Gel Dynamics: a Continuum Mechanics Perspective (Prof. Luciano Teresi) - Analysis of Biological Tissues: constitutive formulation and numerical modeling (Prof. Arturo Natali) - Modeling Cardiovascular Hemodynamics (Prof. Umberto Morbiducci) - Multiscale Image and Signal Processing (Prof. Filippo Molinari) The School is open to students must be graduated in a technical or scientific field, Ph.D. students and post-doctoral researchers; preference will be given to early-stage researchers in bioengineering. A qualifying IEEE Certificate of Attendance will be issued to attendees. The School is aimed to be a chance not only for learning new skills, but also for networking and sharing experiences in a multidisciplinary endeavour! Ing. Elisabetta Zanetti Department of Engineering, University of Perugia (ITALY) 2ndIEEE_Flyer.pdf
  25. Having a tough time deciding, and it doesn't help that I haven't gotten to visit Stanford. I ultimately hope to go into medical device design. Any advice is appreciated! Stanford: MS Bioengineering, would go for a depth in Biomedical Devices ~1 year to finish, mandatory courses in Tissue Engineering and Cellular Bioengineering (not so much my thing), rest are technical electives. Don't know a ton more, but it's Stanford. Duke: MEng Biomedical Engineering, would go for a concentration in Biomechanics 1.5 years to finish, 2 industry prep courses, rest are technical electives. Their career services also seem excellent. I really fell in love with Duke and Durham during a visit.