MSE Programs with Travel – Complete a Global Health Trip as Part of Your Education at Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins University offers one of the premiere MSE programs with travel. The Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design (CBID) offers a year-long graduate program that begin with a series of clinical rotations at Johns Hopkins Hospital, followed by a month-long global health trip.
These back-to-back immersive experiences are designed to provide our students with firsthand insight into the challenges faced by clinicians and their patients. The global health trip, in particular, allows students to visit resource-constrained communities to determine the most impactful ways that technology can help improve patient outcomes. Previous travel destinations have included:
These programs require students to consider limitations that they might not have otherwise recognized. For instance, an unreliable power supply can make it difficult to implement the latest technologies, while an insufficient supply of beds to meet demand can prevent patients from accessing critical inpatient care. And while it’s possible to consider these issues from the comfort of a first-world country, seeing them firsthand gives students a real connection to the people whose lives their work will change.
Once students return to Johns Hopkins University, they are tasked with conceptualizing, developing and testing a technological solution for one of the challenges that they observed. Throughout this process, they will work in collaborative teams and receive guidance from an esteemed team of physicians, engineers and clinical sponsors. Students will have full access to the BME design studio, which is fully equipped with all of the equipment they need to bring their projects to fulfillment.
The incredible resources provided by the CBID graduate program make this opportunity stand out from other MSE programs with a travel component. An engineering background is not required, although a demonstrated ability to contribute to research and development is necessary for consideration. To apply to the CBID graduate degree program, please submit your online application by Jan. 5.