The MMEDIC program was created in 1990 by the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the College of Engineering and the School of Medicine. It is an early selection program designed for biomedical engineering students who are interested in becoming physicians. A small number of highly qualified students, who have completed two years of the pre-medical option of the undergraduate biomedical engineering curriculum, are admitted to the program each year. It offers an integrated curriculum composed of undergraduate and medical-school related courses, enabling those preselected students to enhance their transition to the curriculum at the School of Medicine. The MMEDIC program thus introduces certain of the preclinical subjects into the last two years of undergraduate study. The program utilizes a series of instructional modules which include biochemistry, immunology, microbiology, socio-medical sciences, cellular organization of tissues, human physiology, public health, and humanities.
The MMEDIC program is not designed to accelerate either the undergraduate degree or medical training, but rather to effect a better transition from undergraduate engineering to graduate medical study. The B.S. in Biomedical Engineering is normally earned after four years of undergraduate study, and the M.D. after an additional four years of study at the School of Medicine.
Tuition for the first two years of MMEDIC (i.e., the third and fourth years of study in the College of Engineering) is the same as that charged to other College of Engineering students. Tuition for the remaining years of MMEDIC (i.e., all post-baccalaureate study at the School of Medicine) is the same as that charged to students enrolled in the regular curriculum of the School of Medicine.
Eligibility and Admission
The MMEDIC program accepts a small number of highly qualified students who have completed two years of the pre-medical option of the undergraduate biomedical engineering curriculum. Students apply to the program in the spring semester of the sophomore year. Applications are available on-line.
To be considered for admission, students must have completed or be taking the following courses:
CAS MA 225 Multivariate Calculus
CAS MA 226 Differential Equations
CAS PY 212 Physics II
CAS BE 209 Principles of Molecular Cell Biology
CAS CH 203 Organic Chemistry I
CAS CH 204 Organic Chemistry II
ENG EK 301 Engineering Mechanics
ENG EK 307 Electric Circuit Theory
ENG BE 200 Introduction to Probabilistic Systems
ENG EK 102 Introduction to Linear Algebra
or CAS MA 142 Introduction to Linear Algebra
Applications are evaluated by the MMEDIC Joint Admissions Committee composed of representatives from the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the School of Medicine. After an initial review, the most competitive applicants will be contacted for personal interviews with two members of the Admissions Committee. Interviews will take place during April and early May. Admission decisions will be made by June 15th. For further information, please see the MMEDIC website.