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Global Perspective

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.

GMI Overview
Project Based Curriculum

Our local and international design projects give students hands-on experience with biomedical engineering design.

Global Immersion

Summer internships at global med tech companies broaden their exposure to how healthcare is delivered worldwide.

Texas Medical Center

With over 10 million patient encounters every year, our medical center is a unique opportunity to identify real clinical needs.

Engineering the Future of Medicine

Interested in a career in medical innovation? Send us a message or give us a call. Our faculty and staff would love to get to know you and answer your questions about the GMI program.

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GMI // Incubator

Rice’s GMI curriculum puts students in charge of early- and late-stage projects through the GMI Incubator, gaining experience throughout the entire product development lifecycle.

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Hannelle Fares

Hannelle Fares

Product Manager, GE Healthcare

"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."

// 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
Tasha Aboufadel

Tasha Aboufadel

"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."

// 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
Callie Carpenter

Callie Carpenter

RISE Engineer, Stryker

"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."

// Class of 
2018
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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