Biomedical Engineers may work in hospitals, universities, industry and laboratories. They specialize in a variety of functional areas, including bioinstrumentation, biomechanics, biomaterials, clinical engineering, medical imaging, rehabilitation engineering and systems physiology. Clinical Engineering involves development and maintenance of computer databases, inventorying medical equipment and instruments as well as purchase of medical equipment used in hospitals. Clinical engineers may work with physicians to customize equipment to the explicit needs of the hospital or medical procedure.
The master’s degree program in Biomedical Engineering offers a clinical engineering internship. The primary objectives for the Clinical Engineering internship are to: (1) provide exposure to hospital organization and administrative structure; (2) provide an opportunity to apply engineering techniques to patient care and hospital-based research; and (3) provide substantial hands-on experience working with health care technology and hospital personnel, including administrators, nurses, technicians and medical staff.
To be considered for the clinical engineering internship, the selection process will include interviews at Baystate Medical Center. The interview is required to secure a graduate assistantship (paid internship). Final selections are made in April for Fall admission.
Length of Clinical Experience
The Clinical Engineering Internship program is hospital-based two year program supported by the Clinical Engineering department at Baystate Medical Center. Each intern is expected to spend 20 hours per week in a hospital’s clinical engineering department.
Clinical Tracks at BMC
Clinical Engineering Department
BMC is affiliated with the following institution/s for this program:
Professional Associations and other information
The Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition, is an excellent resource for information on Biomedical Engineers.