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Biomedical Engineering, M.D./Ph.D.


Scrugham Engineering and Mines (SEM 332)
(775) 784-4952

Biomedical engineering is an interdisciplinary program offered by the College of Engineering. The program culminates in the master of science and/or doctor of philosophy degrees. Students also participate in the M.D./Ph.D. program (Refer to the “Combined M.D./Ph.D. ” description in the Division of Health Sciences section of this catalog.)

In this research-oriented program, advanced scientific and engineering techniques are utilized to address modern problems in medicine and biology. Candidates must meet the Graduate School’s admission criteria as well as additional requirements of the program. Ideally, the applicant’s background would include: two semesters of biology or physiology, two semesters of physics or biophysics, two semesters of chemistry or biochemistry, calculus (including differential equations) and proficiency in at least one computer programming language. Students who are admitted with a deficiency in any academic area must complete required courses early in the graduate program.

The curriculum is centered around “areas of proficiency” related to research activities. Students must demonstrate proficiency in three areas at the masters level and four areas at the doctoral level, where at least one area is in the engineering or physical sciences and at least one other area is in the medical or life sciences. In addition to Graduate School requirements, all students must pass an oral defense of thesis/dissertation research and the following course, which will acquaint them with the broad field of biomedical engineering:

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BME 601  Introduction to Biomedical Engineering (3 units)

Doctoral students must also complete additional requirements including: a research rotation, communications courses, a grant- writing exercise including an oral examination, presentation of work at a national or international scientific meeting, and a comprehensive exam for 1 credit which will be allowed to count toward the 30 credits of required 700- level course work.

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All courses of study must be approved by a student advisory committee and the program director. Students are encouraged to identify research interests and faculty mentors as early as possible during the program. For more information, write to: Biomedical Engineering, Mail Stop 400, University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV, 89557. The e-mail address is bmeadmin@unr.edu Call (775) 784-4952.