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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions

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Can BME students study overseas?
Does the BME degree prepare me for med school?
Will I be able to find a job with a BME degree?
 



Can BME students study overseas?
Yes!  In the past few years, BME students have studied in Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.  BME students are also well-represented in the Viterbi Engineering Overseas program.  
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Does the BME degree prepare me for med school?
Yes!  Biomedical Engineering is an excellent preparation for the rigors of med school.  In terms of coursework, the BME degree includes all classes that are considered "pre-reqs" for most med schools except for one (Biochemistry).  Past BME students have been able to fit this additional course into their schedule without any difficulty.  In addition, the BMEC degree includes all courses that are considered "pre-reqs" for most med schools.  To be ready for the revised MCAT (which will start in 2015), students will also need to take an introductory Psychology or Sociology class.    Click here to see a sample of the schools our graduates have attended after leaving USC.
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Will I be able to find a job with a BME degree?
The biotech industry is growing and there are many opportunities for our students.  In addition to bio-related jobs, many of our graduates have found positions in consulting, finance, utilities, and many other fields.  Click here to see a sample of where our alumni have gone.
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