Residency

Plans unveiled for a medical school for physician engineers

Residency Program Insider, July 8, 2016

Want to receive articles like this one in your inbox? Subscribe to Residency Program Insider!

Texas A&M University announced plans to open an engineering medical school at Houston Methodist Hospital. Pending appropriate approval, the school would educate physician engineers who intend to invent transformational healthcare technology. If approved, Texas A&M University Engineering Medicine School (EnMed) would open in the fall of 2017 with 50 physician engineer students, 75,000 square feet of instructional and research space, and 25 faculty members.

Marc Boom, MD, president and CEO of Houston Methodist, said, “As a physician who has long been interested in engineering, I’m particularly excited that EnMed will train a new kind of medical doctor who will be able to design technology to tackle the most complex problems in medicine … This new collaboration could quickly impact the future of health care.”

Source: Texas A&M Today



Want to receive articles like this one in your inbox? Subscribe to Residency Program Insider!

    Residency Program Alert
  • Residency Program Alert

    Residency program managers in all specialties are challenged to effectively manage their programs as accrediting agencies...

  • Residency Program Insider

    Residency Program Connection is devoted to bringing residency directors and coordinators expert advice, best practice...

Most Popular