The MD/MS in Biomedical Engineering degree is open to Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine students in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine (CCLCM) or the University Program (UP), which will award the MD component of the dual degree.
An undergraduate degree in engineering is desirable for students entering this program, but other students with adequate undergraduate preparation (calculus with differential equations, physics, chemistry, and electronic circuits) will be considered. Additional undergraduate courses in instrumentation and signals/systems would be helpful. Students with an insufficient background will be admitted conditionally until they take the remedial undergraduate courses. Remedial courses will not count toward the MS requirements.
Interested students should submit their applications through the Department of Biomedical Engineering, as the department taking responsibility for program management. Students will normally apply to the program during their first year of medical school. Students should submit their medical school application instead of a separate graduate school application, including MCAT scores instead of GRE scores.
The application should include a letter specifying the intended track, the department/major field designation, and a statement of purpose for seeking the combined degree.