Dec 02, 2019
Dec 13, 2019
In collaboration between clinicians and independent research groups at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Imperial College London and King’s College London these groups announce the launch of the Clinician Engineer Hub.
This international hub is a non-profit organisation that aims to bring together the clinical and biomedical engineering field and provide talented undergraduate students exposure to the world of clinical medicine, the challenges doctors face in diagnosing and treating patients and how to potentially solve these issues with cutting edge engineering solutions.
A rigorous selection process will select undergraduate students each winter to pursue full-time research, working in one of the laboratories at Imperial College London and King’s College London along with clinical observations at the world renowned Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, home to the largest solid organ transplant programme in Europe and largest critical care unit globally.
During this combined clinical and engineering experience, students will benefit from attending lectures and seminars by leading experts in both fields, as well as professional development workshops on project design, ethics development, data analysis, scientific writing for high impact journals and effective presentation delivery. All students will participate in small-group activities with peers and seniors to ensure they develop team working and leadership skills ready for real life working. The programme will conclude with a ‘pitch’ of their engineering solution to the clinical problem judged by expert faculty members.
The clinician engineer hub training programme will allow undergraduates fascinated by disease pathology to understand the current diagnostic and treatment gaps in the clinical field and design effective solutions based on solid engineering principles. It will be revolutionary for your career as an early starter in clinical medicine or biomedical engineering with the unique opportunity to receive mentorship across three world renowned academic centres.