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Project Based

Work on both local and international projects applying principles of medicine, engineering, business, and design.

Global Immersion

Spend your summer at international hospitals and med tech companies, broadening your exposure to how health care is delivered worldwide.

Rotate through the world's largest medical center to identify real-world clinical needs in diverse settings.

Global Perspective, Global Impact

Medical technology innovation today requires a global perspective. Around the world, medical solutions must be engineered to be cost-effective, sustainable, and accessible. Rice University prepares engineers to work and innovate in this growing and dynamic international landscape.

Texas

  • Clinical observation in the world's largest medical center, working directly with leading physicians and their patients
  • Intern at the J&J Center for Device Innovation
  • Student teams work on projects with BCM, MD Anderson, Texas Heart Institute, Texas Children's Hospital, UT Health, and more...
  • Serve Houston's diverse population and large uninsured population

Costa Rica

  • Boot camp with Costa Rican engineering graduate students on Biodesign principles  & clinical needs finding
  • Intern at a major med device company (i.e. Boston Scientific) for the summer
  • Clinical rotations in an emerging market to identify a year long global project
  • Collaborate with local university engineering and medical innovation programs

Brazil

  • Identify and solve clinical challenges with Hospital de Amor, a leading cancer hospital in rural Barretos
  • Experience mobile cancer screening & care on clinical rotations
  • Work on an interdisciplinary team with Hospital de Amor's medical trainees
  • Opportunities to co-author research papers with clinical faculty in Brazil

Partners in Medical Innovation

Callie Carpenter

Callie Carpenter

RISE Engineer, Stryker

"Rice Medical Innovation was one of the most fun, challenging, and impactful years of my life: from the real-world internship, to the impactful projects, to the life-long connections and friends."

// Class of 
2018
Karlee Lobhan

Karlee Lobhan

"The Medical Innovation program was the perfect transition from college to starting my career. The program helped me utilize the tools and skills I had developed as an undergraduate and apply them to real-world problems."

// Class of 
2018
Tasha Aboufadel

Tasha Aboufadel

"Rice Medical Innovation was truly powerful because it forced me to think about healthcare from a multitude of perspectives while teaching me the product development life cycle in a professional industry setting."

// Class of 
2018
Hannelle Fares

Hannelle Fares

Product Manager, GE Healthcare

"The Medical Innovation program allowed me to pivot to a new role in industry. The global curriculum broadened my perspectives and the design projects showed me the full medical product life cycle."

// Class of 
2016
Chandler Woo

Chandler Woo

Product Engineer, Breg Inc

"Every country is different, and so are their healthcare systems - what works in America may not work in Costa Rica. And that is why it is so important to immerse yourself within the culture to truly see what people need."

// Class of 
2018
Luis Gene

Luis Gene

CQO at Microtec, San Jose, Costa Rica

"I was thrilled to be able to work on projects that could someday benefit my own country as well as many other emerging markets."

// Class of 
2017
Siri Manam

Siri Manam

Technical Development Program Engineer, Baxter Healthcare

"Baxter puts a big emphasis on applying BioDesign principles in all of the business areas. It felt really familiar for me to apply these concepts and techniques since we had been using them over the course of the year."

// Class of 
2018

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