Our students are prepared to address medical needs in developed and emerging markets around the world.
Rice's Global Medical Innovation program is a one-year professional masters degree in bioengineering combining international immersion with experiential learning.
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"The GMI 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."
"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."
"GMI 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."
"I was thrilled to be able to work on projects that could someday benefit my own country as well as many other emerging markets."
"GMI 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."
"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."
"The GMI 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."
You may apply online at bioegradapps.rice.edu.
Deadline for applications is January 15.
GMI offers a visit day in the spring for candidates to whom an admissions offer has been extended. However, you may also visit the department or Rice on your own. To schedule a visit with the GMI program, please email your request to email@example.com. To visit Rice, go to visit.rice.edu.
Yes, the GMI application process requires a phone, Skype, and/or in-person interview with members of the selection committee.
A limited number of partial scholarships are available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.