Graduate Student Resources

Advising Info

All USC Viterbi Department of Biomedical Engineering graduate students have a MANDATORY ADVISEMENT HOLD from the BME Department. The hold will be lifted once you have contacted the BME Graduate Advisor for academic advisement. You will be able to register by following the d-clearance process outlined below.

NEW Domestic students are able to register via my.usc.edu if no ‘holds’ are placed on your account.

NEW International students are unable to register until all holds are lifted by USC’s Office of International Services (OIS).

CURRENT students should check my.usc.edu for appointment time or holds, contact the BME Graduate Advisor for advisement, then follow the D-Clearance process.

BME D-CLEARANCE & REGISTRATION PROCEDURE

• Schedule a meeting or email your academic advisor (me!) to discuss classes and to REMOVE the department’s MANDATORY ADVISEMENT HOLD.
• Request d-clearance by logging into https://myviterbi.usc.edu/
• Under Student Resources, click on D-Clearance & Pre-requisite Waiver Request Manager.
• Select the department you are requesting D-Clearance from (BME or ISE courses)
• After receiving email confirmation about d-clearance approval from Graduate Advisor, go to Web
Registration in my.usc.edu to finalize your class registration!

For d-clearance in MPTX or RSCI courses, send an e-mail request to Toni Rodriguez (tonirodr@usc.edu) with the information below:
• Name, USC 10-digit ID, e-mail
• Course # (ie. MPTX 513) and Graduate Program (ie. MS BME or MDDE)
• On-Campus or Distance
• Click here for RegSci’s full schedule.

Graduate Student Groups

Graduate Students of Biomedical Engineering (GSBME)

The goals of this organization are:

  1. To actively promote interdisciplinary studies between Engineering, Biology and Medicine.
  2. To serve as an interface between the students, engineering departments and Viterbi SOEt o help improve student life as well as quality of biomedical engineering education at USC.
  3. To supplement our academic training with professional skills, industry knowledge and sociopolitical aspects of Biomedical Engineering.
  4. To serve as an interface with our Alumni and our Undergraduates.
  5. To act as an agent for our National Biomedical Engineering Society Student Chapter

Membership in GSBME is open to all registered graduate students whom have paid the membership dues and are currently enrolled in classes at the University of Southern California. Only such persons shall be considered voting members of the organization. All other USC students and USC staff, faculty, alumni, and alumnae are eligible to be non-voting members.  Check out GSBME on Facebook

Viterbi Graduate Student Association (VGSA)

The VGSA seeks to promote interaction among the graduate students of the Viterbi School of Engineering and, whenever possible, to address their needs and concerns.

Grodins Graduate Research Symposium

Fred S. Grodins Graduate Research Symposium

The Fred S. Grodins Graduate Research Symposium began in 1997 as a forum for BME graduate students to present their current research work and future plans. This student-organized and student-run symposium provides an opportunity for the faculty and current graduate students to exchange ideas on the various areas of on-going research activity within the Department.

Click here to visit the Grodins website.