Graduate Student Resources



All Alfred E. Mann Department of Biomedical Engineering graduate students have a MANDATORY ADVISEMENT HOLD. 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.



All graduate students should check for appointment time or holds, contact their BME Graduate Advisor for advisement, then follow the D-Clearance process.


• Schedule a meeting or email your academic advisor (William Yang for PhD Students, Daisy De Leon for Master's Students) to discuss classes and to LIFT the department’s MANDATORY ADVISEMENT HOLD.



• Request D-Clearance by email, phone or in-person

For D-Clearance in MPTX or RSCI courses, send an e-mail request to 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

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.

Published on February 3rd, 2017

Last updated on July 12th, 2023