Frequently Asked Questions about the BME Incubator Modules
Q: Do the Module count towards concentration electives?
Q: Are these classes fun?
A: YES! Classes can be stressful and everyone’s lives are busy – BME Incubator Module were created to provide students a low stress learning environment where student are exposed to BME opportunities and fundamental skills through hands on learning.
Q: Will these courses help me find a job or research opportunity?
A: Numerous students from last year’s courses have used their experiences in the Incubator Modules to find internships in research labs on campus AND in industry.
Q: Why were these modules created?
A: BME students have expressed the need for more hands-on learning opportunities and a better understanding of what a BME student can do AFTER graduation – other than medical school or graduate school. These courses provide students with a quick look (short 4 weeks) at different opportunities and paths for BME graduates.
Q: What are the classes like?
A: The classes are meant to give students an opportunity to work closely with faculty, graduate students and upper level undergraduates through experiential learning. Classes are largely “hands on” where students work with actual problems addressed in industry and research
Q: Are the classes a lot of work?
A: The classes have been designed such that the majority of the work is done in the classroom with the instructors. The goal is to expose students to BME in practice and the diversity of BME opportunities?
Q: Why should I take this course?
A: Students that enroll in these classes will be able to use the skills learned in these classes in acquiring early career internships, co-ops and research positions. Potential employers what students that have a better understanding of the medical device/healthcare and research environment. This starts with basic skills, awareness and vocabulary.