Biomedical Engineering

<p>Hi, I'm new in this forum and I wanted to ask which schools are the best in Biomedical Engineering (including academic excellence, possibility for easy entrande to med school and financial aid). I don't actually have anyone to answer since I am not from the US so thank you all in advance.</p>

<p>Well, these are great schools for BME, but they are tough to get into. </p>

<p>1 Johns Hopkins University (MD)
2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
3 University of California–San Diego
4 Duke University (NC)
5 University of Washington
6 Case Western Reserve University (OH)
7 Georgia Institute of Technology
8 University of Michigan–Ann Arbor
9 University of Pennsylvania
10 University of California–Berkeley
11 Rice University (TX)
12 Northwestern University (IL)
12 Stanford University (CA)
14 University of Utah
15 University of Virginia
16 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY)
17 Washington University in St. Louis
18 Columbia University (Fu Foundation) (NY)
18 Columbia University (Fu Foundation) (NY)
20 Boston University
20 Harvard University (MA)</p>

<p>20 University of Texas–Austin</p>

<p>The</a> Whitaker Biomedical Engineering Institute at Johns Hopkins</p>

<p>Its competitive to get in. I know one who gave up Stanford for BME at Hopkins...(who would do that....)</p>

<p>Thanks, hawkphoenix and Phead128. My grades in 9 and 10 are not that grade (92-93) although in my junior year I did really good (92% first quarter, and more than 97% the rest). Since junior year I started IB classes(HL Math, English, Spanish, History and SL Bio and Psych) and I earned a 5 in my IB SL Biology and Psych exams. I took the iBT and got a 108/120 and in my SAT I got a 720 in crit read, 570 in math and 620 in writ (I want to take it again, along with subject tests). top 10%, GPA above 3.8 Extracurriculars..well I am not athletic but have been in knowledge bowl since 9 (captain this next year:P), honorary hispanic society, casitas kennedy (community help group), HACIA democracy (best delegate) and in these vacations I'm working in the Cancer Ward of the local hospital, the kids are incredible. I don't really know if my curriculum might get me to a good school(I would LOVE to go into Hopkins) but Ann Arbor and San Diego seem pretty good with BME programs and then to Med School. By looking at my curriculum what do you guys think of my chances?Well thanks again</p>

<p>The above is grad ranking, this is undergrad</p>

<p>Undergraduate engineering specialties:
Biomedical / Biomedical Engineering
(At schools whose highest degree is a doctorate)
1 Johns Hopkins University (MD)
2 Duke University (NC)
3 Georgia Institute of Technology *
4 Univ. of California–San Diego *
5 University of Pennsylvania
6 Massachusetts Inst. of Technology
7 Case Western Reserve Univ. (OH)
8 Boston University
9 Rice University (TX)
9 University of Michigan–Ann Arbor *
11 Northwestern University (IL)
12 University of Washington *
13 Stanford University (CA)
14 University of California–Berkeley *
15 Vanderbilt University (TN)
16 Univ. of Wisconsin–Madison *
16 University of Virginia *
16 Washington University in St. Louis
19 Tulane University (LA)
19 University of Texas–Austin *
21 Cornell University (NY)
21 University of Utah *
23 Columbia University (NY)</p>

<p>don't choose biomedical engineering because you want to get into med school.</p>

<p>you are actually much LESS likely to get into med school if you major in any type of engineering</p>

<p>Ugh, BMEs out of all the sciences, social scieces, and humanities majors are the most likely ones to get into medical school believe it or not. I can't find the statistics forthat but I've read it once in an article probably by the AAMC. I don't know.</p>

<p>Phead128, you're right. Biomedical Engineering majors actually have the highest rate of admission to medical school. I read that fact on some page or other at the Vanderbilt website, and later was able to track down the original article, which was a credible source</p>

<p>ugh sorry for the bad info then, my counselor is an idiot.</p>

<p>You definitely right though Swimguy. Pretty much any other major in engineering will decrease your chances for admission into medical school because GPAs of most engineering majors are pretty low. That is not to say BME majors have high GPAs, they are very low, but they are pretty much the exception.</p>

<p>MIT doesn't offer a BME major although biomedical applications permeate every engineering department. The world's largest BME lab is actually the Langer lab within the Chemical Engineering department at MIT.
MIT:</a> Langer Lab</p>

<p>MIT does offer a very unique Biological Engineering (BE) Degree, the first of its kind in the country and extremely popular.<br>
MIT</a> | Department of Biological Engineering</p>

<p>MIT defines the difference between BME and BE as follows:</p>

MIT has been at the forefront of establishing a new engineering discipline based in modern molecular life sciences – Biological Engineering – where engineering principles in design, synthesis, and analysis are applied to biology at the molecular and cellular level, in contrast to Biomedical Engineering, which is the application of traditional engineering disciplines to medical problems without any necessary grounding in molecular life sciences.


<p>Most BE majors end up going to med school, work for big pharma or pursue graduate studies in biological engineering.</p>

<p>MIT offers BE at the undergraduate level an BME at the graduate.</p>

<p>The Whitehead Institute of MIT is world renown for BME research.</p>

<p>Whitehead is actually biomedical science research, not biomedical engineering. </p>

<p>The biomedical-type stuff at MIT generally gets done under the Harvard-MIT</a> Health Sciences and Technology division.</p>

<p>The Whitehead Institute also isn't actually part of MIT.</p>

<p>As MGH is a teaching affiliate for HMS, Whitehead is to MIT. Still world famous.</p>

<p>biomedical science, biomedical research, biomedical engineering, they are all the same in the right context of course...</p>

<p>Don't forget Broad (pronouced toad with a b)!</p>

<p>While Swimguy's counselor may have been mistaken about the odds for BME's gaining acceptance to medical school, I think he (or she) was correct in this regard--it is not advisable to major in BME if your only goal is to gain admission to medical school. BME is a rigorous engineering major and is designed principally for people who want to be biomedical engineers--not physicians. While it is true that a fair number of undergraduate BME's eventually find their way to medical school, there are much easier paths if medical school and not an engineering career is your ultimate goal.</p>