New Master’s in Clinical Engineering program at Miami featured in article by Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation
Miami University’s College of Engineering and Computing recently had an in-depth article written about its new Master of Science program for Clinical Engineering by the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI).
Miami University’s College of Engineering and Computing recently had its new Master of Science (MS) program in Clinical Engineering featured in an article by the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI).
Since the COVID-19 pandemic and due to the quick rise of new technology, the industry discovered that biomedical equipment technicians (BMETs) in the medical field need more support. The need for Healthcare Technology Management (HTM) professionals is in high demand, so Miami’s CEC is including an MS program for engineers who can understand and work with medical devices.
The article by AAMI commended CEC professors Lei L. Kerr and Shashi Lalvani for setting out to make Miami the only university in the country with a standalone MS program in clinical engineering.
“While other institutions offer graduate diplomas related to clinical engineering, none offer a standalone MS program, making Miami's program a leader in the field,” Lalvani said.
Though the CEC offers a Biomedical Engineering degree, the Clinical Engineering MS aims to provide students with more specific education on understanding medical devices and the FDA and other regulatory compliance.
“The most gratifying aspect is seeing that the program has opened up very viable and vibrant career paths for young and ambitious students,” said Lalvani.
In addition to offering a major in Biomedical Engineering and a Clincal Engineering MS, the CEC offers minors in Clincal Engineering and Regulatory Affairs for students interested in working as engineers in the healthcare industry.
By Gabby Benedict, CEC Student Intern