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Biomedical engineering: Drexel University-pioneer in a formal MS degree training program for doctors

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1 Author(s)
H. H. Sun ; Biomed. Eng. & Sci. Inst., Drexel Univ., Philadelphia, PA, USA

A description is given of the Drexel-Presbyterian Hospital Program, established in 1959 to provide the first MS program in biomedical engineering. The goal was to provide a program where life scientists could obtain a rigorous knowledge of physical sciences and engineers could similarly obtain a rigorous knowledge of medical science. Significant milestones in the history of the program are discussed.<>

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IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine  (Volume:10 ,  Issue: 3 )